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Turkey’s President Erdogan’s Balancing Leading to the 2023 Elections

Tue, May 24, 2022, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: The Institute of World Politics, Commodore Barry Room

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture on the topic of:

Turkey’s President Erdogan’s Balancing Leading to the 2023 Elections

Dr. Henry P. Williams
IWP Adjunct Professor, Former Wall Street and International Investment Banker

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM ET

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
Marlatt Mansion, Commodore Barry Room
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**This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. **



Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo Courtesy of the President of Ukraine


About the lecture

Dr. Henry P. Williams will discuss how Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is walking a tightrope leading up to the 2023 national elections, as well as the implications for the Western alliance and NATO.

About the speaker

Dr. Henry P. (Phil) Williams III is originally from Michigan. He received degrees and diplomas from Culver Military Academy, the University of Virginia, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, the University of Florence, Italy, and two Masters and a Doctorate in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, a joint Tufts and Harvard Program.

He has lived in four foreign countries and has studied and worked professionally in four foreign languages: French, Greek, Italian, and Turkish.

Formerly a Wall Street and International Investment Banker, he currently operates a small consulting business and lectures on a variety of topics, including American History, Turkey, and the Middle East. He has been featured on National Public Radio related to several of his interests, has written news commentary pieces on Turkey and the Middle East, and has published scholarly articles on Ottoman and Turkish Law. He has recently spent two semesters (2016-17) in Istanbul teaching a course at Koç University titled “Turkey and America, East and West – Where the Twain Meet.”

Dr. Williams is a past National Board member of the English-Speaking Union, a Past Virginia State President of the Sons of the American Revolution, and has served on the board of the American Friends of Turkey for over twenty-three years.

He is the author of Turkey and America: East & West – Where the Twain Meet.

At IWP, Dr. Williams teaches The Turks: Relations with the MENA, Europe and America, Then and Now, which IWP plans to offer in summer 2022.


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