Kelman Seminar: Turkey Under Siege–Inside and Out

Event Date: Monday November 23, 2015
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:

Turkey Under Siege: Inside and Out



Yavuz Baydar

Turkish journalist

Former Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 2014)



Lenore Martin

Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Emmanuel College


Monday, November 23, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

About the speakers:

Yavuz Baydar is a Turkish journalist, blogger and co-founder of P24, the Platform for Independent Media. Based in Istanbul, he writes columns for two dailies, TZ and Bugun, with specific focus on domestic and foreign policy issues. His opinion articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, El País, Al Monitor and the Al-Jazeera website.

In the profession for over 35 years, Baydar has been involved for two decades in the field of press ethics as news ombudsman. He served as president of the Organization of News Ombudsmen (ONO) 2003–2004. Baydar received The Special Award of the European Press Prize in 2014 for his fight against censorship and defense of professional values in Turkey. He was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School in the fall of 2014.

Lenore G. Martin is a Professor of Political Science at Emmanuel College. She is an Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs of Harvard University where she serves as co-chair of the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar. She is also an Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard where she co-chairs the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World co-sponsored by CMES and WCFIA. Her major field is International Relations; particularly, international relations of the Middle East and Turkey. Professor Martin is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Middle East Studies Association.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The 2015-2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public PolicyThe Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

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