Sinan Ciddi to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of Great Decisions Lecture Series

March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, February 17, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Sinan Ciddi, visiting assistant professor and director of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University, will lecture on "Turkey's Challenges" as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Ciddi was born in Turkey and educated in the United Kingdom. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. His primary focus is contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy.

He will use his regional expertise to explain why Turkey is a nation at a crossroads, a bridge over an ever-growing chasm between the East and West.

Great Decisions is a nationwide program meant to bring together local, regional and national experts in an eight-week lecture series discussing international issues of interest to the community.

Topics for the series are selected by the Foreign Policy Association of America and are intended to provide a local forum for discussion on current political and economic issues. The speakers are selected by participating colleges and universities. St. Norbert College is one of only two schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $20. The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's website, http://www.fpa.org, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at 920-403-3447 or go to http://www.snc.edu/cie/greatdecisions.html.