A Panel Discussion with Panelists Mahir Zeynalov, Delphine Halgand, Ori Z. Soltes, and John Feffer
Thursday, March 2, 2017 (Evening)
TIME: 5:30–7:30 PM
EVENT TYPE: Panel Discussion
The WNDC and Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) are thrilled to host a discussion about Turkey, a once-democratic country that has become an autocracy in the span of just few years. With an eye on the new U.S. administration, panelists will analyze how Turkey, our strategic NATO ally, drifted away from its former values and principles. They will discuss the deteriorating media freedoms in the country and various factors that caused Turkey to backslide from its hard-won democracy.
Panelists include Mahir Zeynalov (top left), the first Turkish journalist deported from Turkey, and the first that President Erdogan sought to have imprisoned; Delphine Halgand (top right), the U.S. director of the Reporters Without Borders in Washington, DC; and Ori Z. Soltes (bottom left), professor of teaching Georgetown University, and former director and curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC. The moderator is John Feffer (bottom right), director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.
PRICE: $20 Members/$25 Non-members