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The Eastern Mediterranean in Uncharted Waters: Preventing a Crisis in the Making, Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: Online
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Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Gina Stec   847.467.2359

Group: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Please join us for “The Eastern Mediterranean in Uncharted Waters: Preventing a Crisis in the Making,” an online presentation with 2018-19 Keyman Visiting Professor, Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis.

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“The Eastern Mediterranean in Uncharted Waters: Preventing a Crisis in the Making"

Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Bilkent University

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 12:00 pm Central Time US 


Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Bilkent University (and Keyman Visiting Professor, 2018-19), discusses regional political developments and growing tensions between Greece and Turkey. Since the Arab uprisings, the Levant and the Mashreq have become two of the world’s most volatile regions. This volatility has recently moved to the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. The discovery of natural gas reserves in the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of Cyprus, Egypt and Israel has raised interest of global powers and energy companies in the region. Despite the high monetization costs and the CoViD-19 pandemic effect on energy markets, Turkey’s recent exploration activities have posed a significant challenge for regional security, rekindling disputes about the delineation of maritime zones between the littoral states of the Eastern Mediterranean. The talk will follow with Q&A. 

Dr. Grigoriadis is an associate professor and the Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University. 
He is also Senior Fellow and Head of the Program on Turkey at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He was recently an IPC-Stiftung Mercator Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik-SWP) in Berlin and a Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellow at Princeton University. 

His research interests include late Ottoman and republican Turkish politics and history with a focus on nationalism and democratization. He has published the following books in English: Democratic Transition and the Rise of Populist Majoritarianism: Constitutional Reform in Greece and Turkey (London & New York: Palgrave Springer, 2017), Instilling Religion in Greek and Turkish Nationalism: A “Sacred Synthesis”, (London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Trials of Europeanization: Turkish Political Culture and the European Union, (London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). 

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