New York University’s Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West will host a roundtable discussion, “Turkey-or is it Europe-at the Crossroads?” on Wed., April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Cantor Film Center of NYU (36 East 8th St., at University Pl.). Panelists include NYU historian Tony Judt, United Nations ambassadors, and other experts debating the controversy posed by the potential of Turkey gaining full membership in the European Union. The panel will be moderated by Mustapha Tlili, founder and director of Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West. The event is presented with the support of the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations in New York and the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD).

  • WHAT: Roundtable-“Turkey-or is it Europe-at the Crossroads?” (followed by discussion)
  • WHO: Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations; Baki Ilkin, ambassador and permanent representative of Turkey to the United Nations; Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU; Bahadir Kaleagasi, permanent representative of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD) to the EU in Brussels; and Fernando Valenzuela, ambassador and permanent observer of the European Commission to the United Nations
  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Cantor Film Center of NYU (36 East 8th Street, New York, New York) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

The event is free and open to the public, which must RSVP by April 2 to 212.998.8693 or Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or Photo ID required for entry.

A program of New York University, Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West emerged from the tragedy of September 11th, which highlighted the need for greater communication among and about the United States, Europe, and the Muslim world. Dialogues was founded as a forum for constructive debate between the various religious, intellectual, economic, and political sectors of American, European, and Islamic societies. The program brings contentious issues between the Islamic world and the West into a more rational plane and promotes this approach to a wide audience, including the important constituencies of policy and decision-makers, policy analysts, the media, and educational institutions.

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