Religion and Politics in Contemporary Turkey: The Recent Debates on Religion for the Sake of State
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
Tennessee State Capitol
Dr. Mustafa Sahin
The Atlantic Institute is proudly hosting a luncheon on religion, civil society and politics in Turkey. Dr. Mustafa Sahin of Istanbul Center will be the speaker. The topic is particularly timely keeping the current events in Turkey in mind.
Religion and Politics in Contemporary Turkey: The Recent Debates on Religion for the Sake of State by Mustafa G. Sahin
Dr. Mustafa Sahin is the Director of Academic Affairs at Istanbul Center. He received his BA in International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara and his MA in International Relations at Fatih University, Istanbul with a Master thesis on Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Palestinian Question. He received his PhD in International Relations at Florida International University, Miami where he wrote his dissertation on Turkish Islamic / social movements and how they view Turkey's place in the world (Turkey and neo-Ottomanism: Domestic sources, dynamics and foreign policy). Previously he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of South Florida where he taught Introduction to Comparative Politics, the Middle East, and Politics and Culture in Developing Societies. At Istanbul Center he teaches courses on Islam and Turkey.