The Middle East Institute's Center for Turkish Studies and the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University are proud to present a discussion with Prof. Nursin Guney of Istanbul Yildiz Technical University. In the evolving Middle East, an urgent need has arisen for regional and global actors to find and generate means of creating stability so that the demands of the Arab street can find expression. In this regard, both the U.S. and Turkey are finding new avenues of cooperation within the changing dynamics of the region. In addition to their growing willingness to reinvigorate bilateral relations, Washington and Ankara are currently trying to adjust themselves to the changes taking place both in the international system as well as Turkey's immediate neighborhood. What are the challenges that lie ahead with respect to U.S.-Turkish cooperation in the Middle East? Join us for a conversation on this and other timely issues pertaining to the U.S.-Turkey relationship.
Bio: Nursin Guney is a professor in the department of political science and international relations at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is also a member of the Foundation of Balkan and Middle Eastern Studies (OBIV-Turkey). Prof. Guney's research interests include security studies, international developments, and the foreign and security policies of the U.S., the EU, and Turkey. She has number of publications on these themes. Some recent ones include: Nuclear Disarmament: A Short Analysis on Obstacles and New Bargaining, and Contentious Issues of Security and The Future of Turkey.