Democracy and Human Rights in Turkey in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup Attempt
Join us for a panel discussion on human rights and democracy in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Journalist Mahir Zeynalov and Professor Ori Soltes will talk about human rights, freedoms and the future of democracy in Turkey.
Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Time: 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Venue: American Turkish Friendship Association, 671 Berkmar Ct, Charlottesville 22901
Mahir Zeynalov is a weekly columnist for Al Arabiya and a blogger at Huffington Post based in Washington D.C. Zeynalov first started his professional career with the Los Angeles Times, working with veteran journalist David Holley who was based in Moscow. He later joined Today's Zaman, as a foreign affairs correspondent and acting web editor. He had also been a managing editor at the Caucasus International magazine until 2014. He is writing weekly columns for Al Arabiya since 2013. In the past few years, he has made a number of contributions to various newspapers and magazines. He is a frequent commentator on developments related to Turkey in world's major radio and TV channels, including CNN, Monocle, BBC, and Skynews. He has been twice recognized among 100 people to follow on foreign policy by the Foreign Policy magazine.
Dr. Ori Z. Soltes teaches at Georgetown University across a range of disciplines, from art history and theology to philosophy and political history. He is the former Director and Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he curated over 80 exhibitions. He is also the author of over 230 books, articles, exhibition catalogs, and essays on a range of topics. Recent books include Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source,Searching for Oneness: Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Untangling the Web: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Why the Middle East is a Mess and Always has been, and Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen’s Thought and Its Relationship to Jalaluddin Rumi and Others.