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Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey


The Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey was established in 2015 at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies through a gift by the family of Hüsnü Özyeğin, a leading Turkish entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Özyeğin Forum provides a platform for the study of Turkey and its relationship with Europe. It consists of two components:

  • the Hüsnü Özyeğin Annual Lecture, a high-profile public event.
  • the Özyeğin Speaker Series, which supports the inclusion of themes related to Turkey in seminars and workshops at CES throughout the academic year.

To learn more about the Forum's establishment, refer to the press release.

About Hüsnü Özyeğin

Hüsnü Özyeğin (MBA 1969), Founder and Chairman of Fiba Holding & Chairman of Özyeğin University

The gift to establish the Forum was provided by members of the Özyeğin family to honor Hüsnü Özyeğin, a prominent alumnus of Harvard Business School (MBA 1969) and recipient of its 2011 “Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award.” Özyeğin is Founder and Chairman of Fiba Holding and Chairman of Özyeğin University. He has been a generous supporter of Harvard University for over 20 years. He has received international acclaim for his charitable endeavors that support Turkey’s social and economic advancement, primarily in the fields of education, rural development, health and culture.


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Turkey and the West Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey — Turkey and the West
October 30, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Kemal Kirisci – TÜSİAD Senior Fellow and Director, Turkey Project, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
  • Jonathan Laurence – Professor of Political Science, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Malik Mufti – Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University
  • Chair Lenore Martin – Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Emmanuel College; Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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