Atlantic Institute Lecture Series - How did Turkey Become The Largest Jail for Journalists?
The Atlantic Institute invite you to join a program on Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 with Sevgi Akarcesme, a Turkish journalist in exile, to discuss Turkey's swift drift into dictatorship in the last couple of years. She will not only tell about her own ordeal, but also analyze the current political and social climate in Turkey as a massive purge continues.
Sevgi Akarçeşme is the dismissed editor-in-chief of Today’s Zaman, an English daily in Turkey which was brutally taken over by the regime in 2016. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Bilkent University in 2001. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and another M.A. in political science from Temple University. Following her graduate studies, she joined CSIS in Washington D.C.
In Turkey, she worked at the Office of the President between 2008-11. After working as an advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she switched to media in 2012, worked as a correspondent in Today’s Zaman and wrote columns for daily Zaman. In exile, she managed TurkishMinute.com until May 2017.
Her master’s thesis on civilian-military issues was published as a book in 2010. In addition to academic articles, she has published commentaries in the New York Times, Quartz, Politico and Al Jazeera English, appeared on CNN International and BBC Hard Talk along with other international outlets.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Reception with Light refreshments
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Presentation
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Q&A
This is a free invitation only event. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by November 27, 2017 to Dr. Debbie Median at email@example.com . Space is limited.