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Turkey's "New" Foreign Policy Activism: Evaluating its Political and Economics Underpinnings

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

A Lecture by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Moderated by Professor David Cuthell

Turkey's ambition to play a key regional role and become a global actor is not novel. What has, however, been indeed novel and has lent credibility to the whole experiment is Turkey's recent economic dynamism. This lecture will address Turkey's claims for a global strategic role and a value-based foreign policy, which may already be overblown. Turkey is bound to play a key regional role and may indeed become a global actor in the years to come; its capabilities, however, are not infinite, and significant risks may lurk in their overestimation. 

Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Bilkent University and Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).