18 May 2015
Munich – ESI on Anatolian entrepreneurs as Islamic Calvinists
Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
Evangelische Akademie Tutzing

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at an event on Turkey organised by the German Southeast Europe Association at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing near Munich.

Gerald spoke on ESI's research on Islamic Calvinists in Anatolia in 2005 and outlined ESI's current research project into what has changed in the past 10 years.

Other participants included Hüseyin Bağci, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Hansjörg Brey, Südosteuropa-Gesellsch , München, Michelle Müntefering MdB, Vorsitzende der Deutsch-Türkischen Parlamentariergruppe, Deutscher Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Kerem Öktem, Zentrum für Südosteuropa-Studien, Universität Graz, Maximilian Popp, Der Spiegel, Hamburg, Ernst Reichel, Beautragter für Südosteuropa, die Türkei und die EFTA-Staaten, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin, Ludwig Schulz, Deutsches Orient-Institut, Berlin, MEIA Research, München, Günter Seufert, Senior Fellow Forschungsgruppe EU/Europa, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin, Udo Steinbach, Leiter des Governance Center Middle East/North Africa an der Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, ehem. Direktor Deutsches Orient-Institut, Arif Taşdelen MdL, Sprecher der SPD-Landtagsfraktion für Migrations- und Integrationspolitik, Bayerischer Landtag, München, Helge Tolksdorf, Leiter Referat EB3 – EU-Erweiterung, Südosteuropa, Türkei, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Berlin, and Ebru Turhan, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı-Universität, Istanbul.

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