Ahmet Evin, a faculty member and past Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University in Istanbul, presented a public lecture, “EU Enlargement: The Question of Turkish Accession,” on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. This event was co-sponsored by LISD, Near Eastern Studies and the EU Program at Princeton.
Ahmet Evin teaches at Sabanci University, where he was the founding dean of Arts and Social Sciences and founding member of the Istanbul Policy Center. He has taught at New York University, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania (where he also served as director of the Middle East Center), Hamburg, Bilkent (where he also headed the Department of Political Science and Public Administration), and more recently at Northwestern University. In 1994 he initiated a policy dialogue on the future European architecture, Turkey’s place in that architecture, EU enlargement, and the effects of the customs union agreement with Turkey. Based on that initiative he established, in cooperation with a broad network of European research institutes and universities, Turkey’s EU Membership Observatory. He has authored or edited over ten volumes on politics, culture, and development, and served as director of education of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva. His current research focuses on the EU enlargement, its significance for Turkey and the region, as well as its effect on transatlantic relations.