Symposium: Turkey and its influence in the new global geography

Date: 26 of july of 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Place: AUH 202

In this academic scenario, national and international experts will exchange views on the political and economic processes in that country.

Turkey, a geopolitical center in Central Asia, member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and 17th in the global economy in terms of nominal GDP, becomes a subject of systematic analysis and research on traditional and emerging powers.

Aware of this globally recognized reality, the Externado de Colombia University works to raise the level of academic dialogue surrounding sensitive issues related to the region and supports the initiative of the Finance, Government and International Relations Centre for Turks and Caucasus Studies and the Master’s in International Affairs which, with the support of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), have organized, for the academic community, the Symposium “Turkey and its influence in the new global geography. ”

The meeting objective is that students, teachers, civil society representatives, and public officials, engage in a dialogue on Turkey and its influence on aspects of global interest. In this academic setting, national and international experts will exchange their views on recent political and economic processes which have determined the “re-directing” of the Turkish State foreign policy. Regional Security, Migration, and Economic Integration will be the central points of the dialogue.

Experts Kadir Ustun, director of the Zeta Foundation in Washington, D.C.; Kilic Bugra, Penn State University Professor, and Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra, former Ambassador to Turkey (2015-2018), will comprehensively address these topics as witnesses to the most recent developments of those processes.