This summer dramatic political changes and a series of terrorist acts ripped across Europe and Turkey. On June 23, Britain voted to leave the European Union. This single decision upended more than 40 years of membership to a post-World War II union, divided England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and created unprecedented tension with Germany and other member states. On June 28, terrorist bombings killed over 40 and injured hundreds more at Istanbul's airport. Then on July 14, 85 people were killed and over 300 injured when a cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds in Nice, France. The next day an attempted coup against Turkey's president left hundreds of soldiers and civilians dead or injured, with purges and turmoil continuing still today. In the meantime the US is going through an unusual election where one of the major candidates is advocating U.S. withdrawal from its global engagements.
Join us for a discussion on what is happening in Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, the aftermath of these political, social, and economic upheavals, and what it all means for the U.S. and our understanding of the world.
Panelists for this event include:
Reşat Kasaba, an expert and commentator on modern Turkey and the Middle East, is the Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies and Director of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Daniel Chirot is the Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the UW Jackson School of International Studies. He is also an analyst on Brexit, France and Europe.
Sabine Lang is Associate Professor of International and European Studies, and Chair and Director, Center for West European Studies, UW Jackson School of International Studies. Her current research focuses on transnational advocacy and multilevel governance in the European Union.
Margaret O'Mara, associate professor of history at UW, has extensive background on the political and economic history of the twentieth century United States.
Anand Yang (moderator), is Chair of the History Department and College of Arts and Sciences Term Professor of International Studies and History at UW.
This event is co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.
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This event is free and open to the public.