Political Systems & Theories

Recent Events & Lectures

A New Turkey and an Old America
Charles Francis Adams Lecture by Ambassador Morton Abramowitz. Former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the International Crisis Group, Ambassador Abramowitz was also ambassador to Turkey during the Persian Gulf War. (January 2008)

Seventeen Years of Association With The Land of Fire
Thomas Goltz reflects on nearly two decades of change in the reborn Republic of Azerbaijan, from the chaos of the early 1990s to the emerging petro-state of the early 21st century. (March 2008)

Venezuela on the Spot: Current Trends
Panel discussion on the current Venezuela's political developments and challenges. (April 2008)

Three Tale of Horror: The Demons and Inner Hatreds of Early Turkish Nationalism
Roundtable discussion lead by Halil Berktay, Associate Professor of History, Sabanci University, Istanbul. (November 2007)

The Process of Drafting Kosovo's New Constitution
Professor Louis Aucoin gives a first-hand account and discussion on how Kosovo's new constitution has been drafted. (December 2007)

Round Table on the current state of Cuba
Fletcher professors John Hammock and Katrina Burgess and Mr. Ruben Stern, Director the Tufts Latino Center, discuss the current developments of the political agenda in Cuba. (February 2008)