At a time when it's needed most, dissent from state departments is less heard than ever by strongman governments, writes graduate fellow Berkay Gülen. What should diplomats do?
“Can we discuss Turkey-Israel relations without mentioning this crisis?”: Interviewing foreign policy makers during a crisis
Talking about sensitive issues during a diplomatic crisis is hard but possible, Graduate Fellow Berkay Gülen found, while interviewing Israeli policy-makers during the tense spring of 2017.
Grad Fellow Özgür Özkan walks through a new exhibit that remembers Çanakkale’s Sephardic veterans—and reaffirms its pluralistic identity.
Singer Yasmin Levy's fusion of traditional and modern Sephardic music drew a packed house for the fifth annual Ladino Day.
PhD student Berkay Gulen explores why the relationship between Turkey and Israel has soured in recent years and discusses how her research informs the conversation.
Opportunity Grant winner Anat Goldman reflects on the similarities and challenges of national moments of commemoration in Israel and Turkey.
Stroum Center Opportunity Grant winner Ozgur Ozkan reflects on the ties between Çanakkale, Turkey, and Sephardic Seattle.
Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.