Professor of Political Science, Boston College; Director, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Emmanuel College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
October 30, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Kemal Kirişci presents his forthcoming book, Turkey and the West, an analysis of Turkey’s complex and changing relations with the U.S. and Europe — and the underlying causes. Despite strains on Turkey’s relations with its Western interlocutors and growing concerns over its reliability as a NATO ally, Kirişci argues that domestic and regional realities are now edging Turkey toward improving its relations with the U.S. and Europe. Moreover, he will share the book’s policy recommendations aimed at improving the current state of affairs. Malik Mufti and Jonathan Laurence will serve as discussants to probe these arguments and add their insights.