+$30 for post-event dinner. The deadline to purchase dinner tickets is November 28.
About this Event:
For most of the 20th century, Turkey was a bastion of liberal society. As little as ten years ago it was a fully functioning democracy enjoying a thriving economy, freedom of the press, a governmental system of checks and balances, and an expected acceptance into the European Union. In just the last few years however, limited press and mass purges of dissidents have become increasingly common as Erdogan continues to consolidate power and individual rights continue to erode. How did one of the world’s strongest democracies fall into the hands of a dictator? Join us as exiled Turkish reporter Aydoğan Vatandaş explores the possible answers.
Aydogan Vatandas is an investigative journalist and writer from Turkey, specializing in Political Science and International Relations. He is the author of 13 books, many of which have become bestsellers in Turkey. His book Hungry for Power; Erdoğan’s Witch Hunt and Abuse of State Power serves as a collection of articles shedding light on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s transition from Muslim democrat to an authoritarian leader.