10:00am – 11:30am: Syria and Iraq’s Impact on US-Turkey Relations
Luke Coffey, Director, Center for Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation
Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, President and Co-Founder, People Demand Change
Hasan Basri Yalcin, Director, Strategy Program, The SETA Foundation
Moderator: Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
11:30am – 11:45am: Coffee Break
11:45am – 1:15pm: The Trump Administration and Middle East Policy
Hannah Thoburn, Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
Nicholas Heras, Fellow, Center for New American Security
Hassan Hassan, Fellow, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Kilic B. Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
Moderator: Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
1:15pm – 2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Turkey’s Fight Against ISIS
Ufuk Ulutas, Director, Foreign Policy Program, The SETA Foundation
Murat Yesiltas, Director, Security Policy Program, The SETA Foundation
Discussant: Bassam Barabandi, Political Advisor, Syrian High Negotiation Committee
Moderator: Kilic B. Kanat, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) at Washington, D.C. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to innovative studies on national, regional, and international issues concerning Turkey and US-Turkey relations.