NYU’s Center for Dialogues will host a roundtable discussion--“Turkey Under Erdoğan: Is It Still a Model of ‘Islamic Democracy’?”--on Tues., Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
The past two years of sociopolitical tension in Turkey, amplified by recent actions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, raise many questions: Is modern Turkey still a model of “Islamic Democracy?” Can the Islamic party and democracy still coexist in Turkey? What are the implications for U.S. geopolitical interests?
New York University’s Center for Dialogues will consider these and others at a roundtable discussion—“Turkey Under Erdoğan: Is It Still a Model of ‘Islamic Democracy’?”—on Wed., Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (24 W 12th Street [between 5th and 6th Aves.]).
Areas of focus will include the future of democracy in Turkey and checks on presidential power. The discussion will bear in mind the tumultuous events of the past years, including the conflict between Kurdish minorities and the Turkish government, allegations of corruption within the Islamist party, and the most recent threats of a spillover from the conflict with ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Panelists will include Y. Alp Aslandogan, president, Alliance for Shared Values; Mark Meirowitz, professor of humanities and Turkey specialist, SUNY Maritime College; and Fathali Moghaddam, professor of psychology and director of the Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University.
Mustapha Tlili, founder and director of the NYU Center for Dialogues, will moderate the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required) or for further information, please email email@example.com or call 212.998.8693. Subways: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R (14th St. – Union Sq), F, M (14th St.).
New York University’s Center for 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. The Center was founded as a forum for constructive debate among the various religious, intellectual, economic, and political sectors of American, European, and Islamic societies. It brings contentious issues between the Islamic world and the West into a more rational plane and promotes this approach to a wide audience, including important constituencies of policy and decision-makers, policy analysts, the media, and educational institutions. For more information, go to www.centerfordialogues.org.