Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12804 Norwood Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
About the Speaker:
Dr. Dimitar Bechev,
Research Fellow, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC
Dimitar Bechev is the director of the European Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Previously, he held research fellowships at Harvard University, University of Oxford and the London School of Economics, and headed ECFR).
Dr. Bechev has written extensively on EU’s external relations, the politics and modern history of Turkey and the Balkans, and Russia’s foreign policy. His book Rival Power, forthcoming with Yale University Press in 2017, explores Russia’s role in Southeast Europe (Balkans, Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey). He is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera, the American Interest, Politico, Foreign Policy, and openDemocracy. He holds a D.Phil. (PhD) from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Bechev’s research project at CSEEES examines the foreign policy of hybrid regimes, looking at the cases of Russia and Turkey. It inquires into the impact of domestic politics and institutions on external relations.
Lunch provider to be announced.
RSVP by 4/5/18
JCC Members: FREE
General Community: $10.00
Date and speaker are subject to change. Please verify with JCC before the RSVP date.
This program is funded in part by a BJH Foundation Grant.