FAOA Luncheon: Dr. Soner Cagaptay, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Director, Turkish Research Program

  • 10 Feb 2011
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Ft McNair Officer's Club
  • 20


Dr. Soner Cagaptay received a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 2003. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on Turkish nationalism. Besides English and Turkish, his research languages include French, German, Spanish, Bosnian, Hebrew, Azerbaijani, and Ottoman Turkish. Among his honors are the Smith-Richardson, Mellon, Rice, and Leylan fellowships, as well as the Ertegun chair at Princeton.  He has been the instructor for courses on the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe at Princeton and Yale. His spring 2003 course on modern Turkish history was the first offered by Yale in three decades. From 2006 to 2007, he was Ertegun Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. At present he is a visiting professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of many op-ed pieces and regular columnist. He also currently serves as chair of the Turkey Advanced Area Studies Program at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. He is the author of

Islam, Secularism, and Nationalism in Modern Turkey: Who Is a Turk?


For more information, see:

Soner Cagaptay's biography at The Washington Institute

Soner Cagaptay's personal website

Soner Cagaptay's blog

Soner Cagaptay on Twitter


The Venue (click on link for more info):

Ft McNair Officer's Club


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