Young Turkey, Young America: A Relationship for a New Age / A Panel Discussion on U.S.-Turkish Foreign Relations and Human Rights

CGHR's Program on Human Rights

Young Turkey, Young America : A Relationship for a New Age
 A Panel Discussion on US-Turkish Foreign Relations and Human Rights

September 4, 2012
Engelhard Hall, Room 100
Rutgers University, Newark


Featured Panelists

  • Greg R. Lawson, Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst at the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
  • Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Adjunct Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program: Council on Foreign Relation
  • Stephanie Cate,  Executive Director of the Batonga Foundation,
  • Fatih Çağrı OCAKLI,Grand National Assembly of Turkey /Ankara Committee on Parliamentary Inquiry of Military Coups
  • Erhan Sirt, Assistant Prime Ministry Expert, Turkish Prime Ministry
  • Adam Hirsch, Development and Communications Associate - Peace Players International
  • Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, Co-President of Strategic Outlook International Research Sector

Young Turkey Young America (YTYA) is a dynamic exchange program that connects 30 rising leaders in government, business, academic, and nonprofit sectors from the United States and Turkey.  The Atlantic Council – a non-partisan think tank located in Washington, DC and committed to transatlantic cooperation and international security – runs the program in partnership with the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University.  Funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, YTYA supports the vital task of renewing and reinvigorating the bilateral relationship between the two nations through dialogue, collaboration, and ongoing projects in both Turkey and the United States. 

This event is organized by Professor Natalie Jesionka.

Co-sponsors: Atlantic Council & Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs