Ambassador Ross Wilson addresses Turmoil in Turkey

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Turmoil in Turkey

Speaker: Ambassador Ross Wilson, Former American Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan, Distinguished Fellow at Atlantic Council, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Turkish Studies

When: Thursday, March 9th at 5:30pm

Where: Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de Los Marquez

Cost: $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests; students and faculty attend for free. Groups of 10 are eligible for a discount when purchasing advance tickets.

Ambassador Ross Wilson

Join us on Thursday, March 9th to hear Ambassador Ross Wilson reflect upon current events and challenges within Turkey, and how these influence U.S.-Turkey relations and U.S. interests in Turkey. What are the implications of the attempted July 2016 coup d’état? What do we need to know to better understand the current Turkish political environment? What are the ongoing domestic dilemmas and challenges—and how might the Trump administration effectively respond to them?

Ambassador Ross Wilson is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, visiting lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University, and chairman of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Turkish Studies.  Over the course of a thirty-, year career in the US Foreign Service, he served as American ambassador to Turkey in 2005-08 and to Azerbaijan in 2000-03.  Elsewhere overseas, he held assignments at the US embassies in Moscow and Prague and at the American consulate general in Melbourne, Australia.

In Washington, Ambassador Wilson was principal deputy to the ambassador-at-large and special advisor to the Secretary of State for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union in 1997-2000.  He also served as deputy executive secretary of the State Department for Secretaries James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger, and Warren Christopher; chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick; chief US negotiator for the Free Trade Area of the Americas; and in the State Department’s offices dealing with the USSR and Egypt.

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