The State of U.S.-Turkey Relations with Amb. Ross Wilson

Presenter:  

Ambassador Ross Wilson

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

Chair:

Glen Howard

President, The Jamestown Foundation

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The Jamestown Foundation

1111 16th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036 

U.S.-Turkish relations have reached a major crossroads against the backdrop of the passage of an Armenian genocide resolution by the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the authorization of cross-border military operations into northern Iraq by the Turkish Parliament. Effective diplomacy is necessary to avert a further straining of relations at this critical juncture in U.S.-Turkish relations, as Ankara prepares to embark on a separate path to secure its strategic interests. Please join us for a discussion on the current state of U.S.-Turkish relations with Ambassador Ross Wilson, the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey next Tuesday, November 6.

Ambassador Ross Wilson arrived in Turkey to take up duties as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey on December 3, 2005. Before coming to Ankara, Ambassador Wilson served as Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff for Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick from February to August 2005, providing policy and staff support to the Deputy Secretary on the entire range of issues in U.S. foreign policy. A career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service with the personal rank of Minister-Counselor, Ambassador Wilson has worked for over 26 years at the Department of State and at American missions abroad. As space is limited, reservations are required. Please e-mail your name and affiliation to: [email protected]

Directions:

The Jamestown Foundation

1111 16th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036