Two-Steps Forward, One-Step Back: How Politics Dim the Lights on Turkey’s Renewable Energy Future – A YPIR Network Event with Dr. Oksan Bayulgen

Will politics cloud out Turkey’s renewable energy future? Speaking to the Young Professionals in International Relations (YPIR) Network, experts from academia, the private and non-profit sectors shared their insights on the messy politics of clean energy in Turkey.   In Turkey and around the world, an increasing number of people, including corporate leaders and policy…

Bridging the Disconnect between Education and the Economy

Six years following the onset of the global economic crisis of 2008, national economies have struggled to make up lost gains. Unemployment remains above pre-crisis levels in many countries, particularly among youth. Throughout Muslim-majority countries, such as Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Libya, the high rate of youth unemployment has led to multi-faceted negative consequences. For…

Rabia Chaudry on American Muslim Identity

Rabia Chaudry, National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation and President of Safe Nation Collaborative, discusses changes to American Muslim identity following 9/11. She discusses how the rapid need for American Muslims to answer for broad aspects of Islam created the “professional Muslim” and offers ideas for how Muslims in American can reclaim personal…

Ahmed Younis on Reform Among American Muslims

Ahmed Younis, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Chapman University and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice for the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, explains his view of the need for reform among Muslim Americans. Specifically, he discusses the need for increased religious literacy to create a modern, just Muslim identity amongst youth and the concept…