Global Tipping Points: Erdogan's Empire

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester


  • Free with Code. Please email Tim Horgan at to receive the code.


Global Tipping Points:

Erdogan’s Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East

Join us for an intriguing talk from Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, Dr. Soner Cagaptay, as he discusses authoritarianism in President Erdoğan's Turkey.

When: April 1st at 6:00 pm

Where: Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall
SNHU, 2500 North River Road 
Manchester, NH 03106


Members - Free

Non-Members - $10

All Students & SNHU Faculty - Free (w/ registration code)

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More About Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. He has written extensively on U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media, including the Wall Street JournalWashington PostNew York TimesForeign Affairs, and The Atlantic. He has been a regular columnist for Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey's oldest and most influential English-language paper, and a contributor to CNN's Global Public Square blog. He appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, NPR, BBC, and CNN-Turk. His latest book, Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, was published in September 2019 by I.B. Tauris.

A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay wrote his doctoral dissertation at Yale University (2003) on Turkish nationalism. Dr. Cagaptay has taught courses at Yale, Princeton University, Georgetown University, and Smith College on the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. His spring 2003 course on modern Turkish history was the first offered by Yale in three decades. From 2006-2007, he was Ertegun Professor at Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Dr. Cagaptay is the recipient of numerous honors, grants, and chairs, among them the Smith-Richardson, Mellon, Rice, and Leylan fellowships, as well as the Ertegun chair at Princeton. He has also served on contract as chair of the Turkey Advanced Area Studies Program at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. In 2012 he was named an American Turkish Society Young Society Leader.

After training in India, Dr. Cagaptay is certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 in 2018.

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