Where does Turkey belong?

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A CISTP Lecture and Lunch featuring Ambassador Morton Abramowitz (Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to Turkey) on the topic of, "Where does Turkey belong? Western perceptions of Turkish foreign policy and the American response."

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Ambassador Abramowitz is a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation. He retired in 1997 as President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and from the State Department in 1991.

He joined the Foreign Service in 1960 after attending Stanford and Harvard, and serving in the United States Army. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in August 1991, he was Ambassador to Turkey. He has also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, United States Ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations in Vienna, Ambassador to Thailand, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State. He also served in Hawaii as political advisor to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific.

He is the author of Moving the Glacier: The Two Koreas and the Powers, 1972; East Asian Actors and Issues, 1991; and China: Can We Have a Policy?, 1997. He was the editor and part author of a book of essays: Turkey's Transformation and American Policy, 2000. His most recent book with Stephen Bosworth is Chasing The Sun: Rethinking East Asian Policy, 2000. He has published articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and many others.

His service on the board of non-profit organizations includes the International Rescue Committee and the National Endowment for Democracy.


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