A Discussion on a New Book “The State of Savagery: ISIS in Syria”

The NATO Association of Canada is pleased to host A Discussion on a New Book “The State of Savagery: ISIS in Syria” in partnership with the Turkish Consul General in Toronto and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. The event features Mr. Ulutaş, who will be introducing his new book and will be discussing the ISIS-DEASH in Syria and Iraq. Mr. Ulutaş will be joined by journalist Ms. Atlas, who has extensive knowledge regarding the current issues in the Middle East. The event will provide an insightful discussion on current international issues within the context of the book, as well as a regional prospective for the current issues.


Event Details:

Date: February 13th, 2017

Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Location: Royal Canadian Military Institute
426 University Ave,
Toronto, ON
M5G 1S9

Admission: Free

Please RSVP rsvp@atlantic-council.ca or 416-979-1875 by February 9, 2017

Event Speakers:

Ufuk Ulutaş, PhD

Director of Foreign Policy Studies at SETA Foundation in Ankara

Ufuk Ulutas is the Director of the Foreign Policy Studies at SETA Foundation and a columnist at Akşam Daily. He is currently hosting a foreign policy centered TV program “Küresel Siyaset” at TRT. He received his BA in Political Science from Bilkent University, his MA in Middle Eastern History at the Ohio State University, and his PhD in International Relations from the YBU. He studied Hebrew and Middle Eastern politics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and lectured at OSU between 2004 and 2009. He worked as a RA at Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and served as Samuel M. Melton and George M. & Renée K. Levine fellow at Melton Center for Jewish Studies. Ulutas also worked as the Middle East Program coordinator at SETA Washington DC

He authored many academic and policy-oriented articles and reports on Middle Eastern history and politics, Israel and Jewish history, Turkish foreign policy and US policy in the Middle East. He has been working on violent non-state actors in the Middle East with a particular focus on those in Syria and Iraq. His articles, comments and op-ed pieces appeared on both Turkish and international media outlets, including Haaretz, New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, Al-Ahram and Foreign Policy; and he has been a frequent commentator on both Turkish and international TV channels.


Ms. Merve Ilayda Atlas

Journalist, Expert in issues in the Middle East

Bio coming soon.

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