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Dukakis Center hosts renowned area studies expert

Dukakis Center hosts renowned area studies expert

Former US government official and the Middle East specialist Alan Makovsky spoke at the Dukakis Center on April 4, on the subject of recent local elections in Turkey.

Mr. Makovsky spoke to students and faculty in a full amphitheater at the University of Macedonia (UoM) on such topics as the impact of the election results on the ruling party of President Erdogan and the likelihood of a rerun of the mayoral contest in Istanbul.

The event was co-hosted by the Institute of Defense and European Analysis, whose Director, former University of Macedonia Provost Ilias Kouskouvelis, served as co-moderator with David Wisner, Executive Director of the Dukakis Center.

Mr. Makovsky has served in the State Department and as Senior Congressional Aide, is currently Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. He had spoken previously at the Dukakis Center, in June 2014, at our conference on “The Future of Democracy in Europe.”

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