Please join the Center on National Security at Fordham Law for a Discussion on Turkey with David Phillips and Ahmet Yayla, Moderated by Assaf Moghadam


Monday, April 9th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fordham Law School, Room 4-01
150 West 62nd Street
Lunch will be served


David L. Phillips is currently Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips has worked as a senior adviser to the United Nations Secretariat and as a foreign affairs expert and senior adviser to the U.S. Department of State. He has written more than 100 articles and editorials in publications such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs. Phillips is the author of The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle EastFrom Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in TransitionLosing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco, and Unsilencing the Past: Track Two Diplomacy and Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation.

Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University Security Studies program. He is also a research fellow at the George Washington University Program on Extremism. He formerly served as a full professor and the chair of the Department of Sociology at Harran University in Turkey. He is a 20-year veteran of counterterrorism and operations department in the Turkish National Police and served as the chief of counterterrorism in Sanliurfa, Turkey between 2010 and 2013. He is an experienced practitioner in counterterrorism and has advised high-level government policymaking officials around the world during his career in the law enforcement and academia. Dr. Yayla has published both scholarly works and written or co-written numerous articles on mainstream news platforms issues related to counterterrorism and homeland security. 

Assaf Moghadam is Associate Professor and Director of the MA Program in Government at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel.  He is Director of Academic Affairs at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT); a fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC); an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University; and a Research Affiliate at the Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. He is a Contributing Editor for the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism and the Book Review Editor for the journal Democracy & Security. He has authored or edited five books on terrorism and political violence.