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Turkey as a regional player

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language
Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Recurrent Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Chairman, ESI - European Stability Initiative, Istanbul
Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Secretay-General ret., Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Shlomo AVINERI

Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Recurrent Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest

Director-General of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the first government of Yitzhak Rabin Member of the joint Egyptian-Israeli commission that drafted the Cultural and Scientific Agreement between the two countries
 Graduate of the Hebrew University and the London School of Economics
 Visiting appointments at Yale, Cornell, the University of California, Oxford, the Australian National University, Cardozo School of Law in New York and Northwestern University
 Visiting scholar at the Wilson Center, the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (all in Washington, D.C.) as well as the Institute of World Economics and International Relations (IMEMO) in Moscow
  Head of the Israeli delegation to the UNESCO General Assembly
1975-1977
1979

Dr. Aydin FINDIKCI

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Bremen Dissertation an der Universität Bremen Assis. Prof. an der Universität Kafkas in Kars/Türkei
1987-1991
1992-1997
2000-2004

Gerald KNAUS

Chairman, ESI - European Stability Initiative, Istanbul

 Gerald Knaus is the founder of the European Stability Initiative (ESI), a Berlin-based think tank (www.esiweb.org) working on South-eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus and the future of European enlargement. He studied in Oxford, Brussels and Bologna. He taught economics at the State University of Chernivtsi in Ukraine and worked for five years in Bulgaria and Bosnia for NGOs and international organizations. He was director of the Lessons Learned Unit of the EU Pillar of the UN Mission in Kosovo (from 2001 to 2004). He co-authored more than 60 ESI reports as well as many scripts for TV documentaries on South East Europe (www.returntoeurope.eu). Gerald Knaus has been based in Istanbul since 2004. He is a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and associate fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard University Kennedy School where he also spent one year as a visiting fellow lecturing on state building and intervention.

Dr. Ahmet Nuri YURDUSEV

Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

 B.SC. and M.Sc. degrees Middle East Technical University
 PhD, University of Leicester, England
 Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, England
 Visiting Professor, Kansai University, Japan
 Current position:
 Professor of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
 Advisory Board, Science Fellowships and Grant Programs Department, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Dr. Albert ROHAN

Secretay-General ret., Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna

Promotion zum Doktor der Rechtswissenschaften Versicherungsgesellschaft Le Monde, Paris Europa Kolleg in Brügge, Belgien Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten Multilaterale Wirtschaftsabteilung Botschaft Belgrad Botschaft London (sukzessive Erster Sekretär, Botschaftsrat, Generalkonsul) Multilaterale Wirtschaftsabteilung Direktor im Kabinett des UNO Generalsekretärs, New York Leiter der Abteilung II.5 (Internationale Organisationen) Botschafter in Argentinien, Uruguay und Paraguay Leiter der Abteilung II.3 (Zentral-, Ost- und Südosteuropa) Stellvertretender Politischer Direktor Nationaler Koordinator, Zentraleuropäische Initiative Generalsekretär für auswärtige Angelegenheiten Stv. Sonderbeauftragter des UNO Generalsekretärs für den künftigen Status Prozess für Kosovo
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Wien und Graz
1960
1960-1961
1961-1962
1963
1963-1966
1966-1968
1968-1974
1975-1976
1977-1981
1982-1985
1985-1990
1990-1995
1993-1995
1994-1995
1996-2001
2005-2008
  Vortragstätigkeit in Universitäten und politischen Institutionen in Europa und USA

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