Webinar: Turkey and Central Eurasia

Here is an interesting event on the geopolitics and economics of Turkey and the neighbors organized and sponsored by Michigan State University – International Business Center (IBC), directed by our dear friend and long time TACAM member Dr. Ahmet Kırca, as well as MSU Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES), with Associate Director and one of the panelists Dr. Timur Kocaoğlu – yazar, öğretim üyesi and moderated by Dr. Emine Evered. The event will be held virtually next Wednesday, June 2nd at Noon. Registration link is provided below:
Turkey and Central Eurasia: The Geopolitics and Economics of Central Eurasia and Its Neighbors
June 2, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual Event (free)
For Program & Registration please click here.

This panel on “Turkey and Central Eurasia” is the first in a series of inquiries sponsored by several MSU centers and programs into “The Geopolitics and Economics of Central Eurasia and Its Neighbors.” Future panels will look at China, Russia, Europe and other external actors to explore trans-regional relationships and interactions, as China’s Belt and Road Initiative plays out, Russia seeks to regain dominant influence over former Soviet regions in its “near abroad,” and Turkey seeks to unite the Turkic language speaking world in what some have termed “Neo-Ottomanism.”

Hannah Lucinda Smith, author of Erdoğan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey
Norm Graham & Timur Kocaoğlu (Michigan State University), co-authors of Making Russia and Turkey Great Again?: Putin and Erdoğan in Search of Lost Empires and Autocratic Power
Moderator: Emine Evered, Michigan State University

This event is sponsored and made possible by:
Broad College International Business Center, Asian Studies Center, and Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Michigan State University

The event will be held virtually via Zoom. Preregistration is required.