GRIPS Forum “Turkish Foreign Policy Adopting Itself to Challenges in and around Her Region”
At GRIPS Forum on 25 November, 2019, His Excellency Dr. Hasan Murat MERCAN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey, gave a lecture titled “Turkish Foreign Policy adopting itself to challenges in and around her region”.
The world is undergoing sweeping change and transformation, leaving pervasive impacts on every level. During such a volatile period, serious global fractures in political and economic areas emerge and balances of power are rapidly shifting.
The crises erupting in various regions across the globe, most significantly in Turkey’s neighborhood, are threatening the global peace and stability. At the same time, multiple challenges, including international terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, poverty, climate change, fragile governance, and refugee crisis further complicate the international security environment.
And Turkey lies at the heart of this geography.
EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, USA, Ph.D.in Decision and Information Sciences, December, 1989
Associate Professor, Department of Management, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (1995- 2004)
PRESENT AND PREVIOUS FUNCTIONS, FUNCTIONS IN THE PARLIAMENT
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey (November 2017-)
Chairman, World Energy Council Turkish National Committee (April 2014 – April 2017)
Deputy Minister of Energy (Feb.2012 – Sept. 2014)
Deputy for Eskişehir, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2007- 2011)
FUNCTIONS IN THE JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY
Member of the Justice and Development Party Central Decision Making and Administrative Board (2001-2009)
Vice-President of the Party responsible from Advertisement and Media (2001-2005)
Founding Member of the Justice and Development Party
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Utilizing our vast policy network, this Forum invites leaders from various fields including government, academia and business, as well as staff from our own faculty, to deliver lectures on current policy concerns.
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|Date / Time||2019.11.25 16:40～18:10|
|Speaker||His Excellency Dr. Hasan Murat MERCAN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey|
|Title||Turkish Foreign Policy Adopting Itself to Challenges in and around Her Region|
|Venue||Soukairou Hall, 1F, GRIPS|
|Fee||Free (Pre-registration is required)|
|Language||English (Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided)|