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Please join the Harriman Institute, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute for a public conversation by Ahmet Evin. Moderated by Alexander Cooley.

Ahmet O. Evin, Professor Emeritus and founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University, is Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center. As a Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, he has held the Jean Monnet Chair of European Policy Studies, as well as the Anna Lindh-La Caixa Chair for Euro-Mediterranean Studies at Sabanci University, where he also directed “Turkey’s EU Observatory.” He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Columbia University.

Professor Evin has been a senior fellow of the Transatlantic Academy (Washington, DC) and an Alexander Onassis Senior Fellow at Eliamep, Athens. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia Global Centers – Istanbul; Senior Advisory Board of the NATO Defense College Foundation (Rome); University Council of the American University of Bulgaria; Advisory Board of the Turkey Programme at Eliamep (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy – Athens); International Advisory Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies – Köszeg; and associate member, Energy Permanent Monitoring Panel (PMP) of the World Federation of Scientists.

He has taught at Harvard, NYU, University of Pennsylvania (where he was director of the Middle East Center), the University of Hamburg and Bilkent University (where he headed the Political Science department). He served as Director of Education of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Paris and Geneva), and Advisory Board member of the Aga Khan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

He has authored or edited over 10 volumes on politics, culture, and development, and serves on the editorial boards of four international journals.