The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Cardozo School of Law and the World Policy Institute
Turkey Reforming Itself:
Constitutional Change and Democratization
- Emiliano Alessandri, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Associate Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali; Editorial Board Member, The International Spectator
- Halil Karaveli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center at Johns Hopkins University; Managing Editor, Turkey Analyst
- Nuh Yilmaz, Director, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
6 – 8 p.m.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)
Related Reading: World Policy Journal on Turkey
A Self-Appointed Superpower
Piotr Zalewski, WPJ Winter 2010-11
At the close of the 20th century, Turkey became a candidate for membership in the European Union. Ten years later, its nose still pressed against the glass, Turkey is changing domestic and foreign policies, but no longer to win friends in Europe. Today, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is defining Turkey as a country that is as much Middle Eastern as European. Through improved economic relations with neighbors once considered enemies, Ankara has raised its stature on the international stage–at the expense of its bid to join the EU.
CODA: So Europe Ends at the Bosporus?
David Andelman, WPJ Summer 2010
What makes a bloc like the European Union thrive? Or even function? Or, more fitting for these times—does it even function? Editor David A. Andelman looks at Turkey, its unlikely future in the EU, its turn toward the Middle East, and the potentially bright future of newly emerging blocs from Africa to Asia.
Nicholas Bray, Spring 2011
During the past three decades, as Europe came together, Cyprus stayed divided. Nicholas Bray reports on Cyprus's uncertain path to unity, reminding us that the island is also a fault line—between East and West, Christianity and Islam, atavistic nationalism and borderless globalization.
Sean Daly, “The Brotherhood’s Big Brother,” World Policy Blog, March 15, 2011
About the Sponsors:
The Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy was established in 2000 through a generous gift from Dr. Stephen Floersheimer. Its goal is to better understand, and to assist in improving, the functioning of constitutional democracies, both at home and abroad. The Center supports research by scholars and policymakers, hosts speakers and conferences, issues publications, and provides financial support for visiting scholars as well as student projects. Topics of particular concern include civil liberties in an age of terrorism, the structures of democratic government, and the relationship between church and state.