Hollings Center events include private and public roundtables, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities. Events take place in the United States, Turkey, and other countries throughout the world in coordination with partner organizations. These serve as opportunities to bring dialogue conference outcomes to a broader audience and look at specific outcomes with greater specificity. These events reinforce and expand networks and promote new thinking to a broader audience of professionals, researchers, journalists, and policy makers.

YPIR Series: Noah Coburn on “Lesser Known Actors of the War in Afghanistan”

Noah Coburn, political anthropologist at Bennington College, presented his current ethnographic research on Nepalese contractor employees to members of the YPIR network. Coburn has been interviewing people from Nepal, Georgia and Turkey, who have worked for contractors in Afghanistan during or after the war. He shared with YPIR members the socioeconomic profiles of his interviewees,…

YPIR 2015 Year-End Review: Open Forum

Members of the Young Professionals in International Relations (YPIR) network gathered for an open forum at the end of the year to share their perspectives of the important international relations events of 2015. Participants included university professors and researchers, NGO members, academic journal editors, and diplomats. The main topics of the evening were the climate…

Preserving Cultural Heritage in Conflict

The deliberate targeting of cultural heritage in times of war and conflict is damaging on many levels: it robs countries of their past and impoverishes our shared heritage. What actions can be taken to mitigate the destruction? On October 15, 2015, the Hollings Center hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Preserving Cultural Heritage in Conflict” to…

U.S. Policy in Central and South Asia: Vision Meets Reality

On September 29, the Hollings Center organized a policy round table at the College of International Security Affairs of the National Defense University. It featured policy practitioners, academics, and government representatives. Speakers included Sumona Guha from the Office of the Secretary of State of the U.S. Department of State; George Gavrilis, a Visiting Research Scholar,…

Food for Diplomacy USA

On September, 29, 2015, the Hollings Center partnered with the Lifelong Learning Center at Kadir Has University to hold an event entitled Food for Diplomacy USA. This event followed-up on the Center’s next generation dialogue, Decoding Perceptions in U.S.-Turkey Relations held in fall of 2013.  The event was held as part of the Lifelong Learning…