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Lenore Martin

Lenore G. Martin

Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies; Professor of Political Science


Contact Information

617-735-9785

Lenore Martin CV


Office Hours

Office: Administration Building, Room 468
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday,  9:25 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Education

Ph.D., M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., Brooklyn College


Bio

Lenore G. Martin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies, at Emmanuel College in Boston, and an Associate of both the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. She co-chairs the Middle East Seminar, at Harvard. She has received three Fulbright awards, the last one in 2010 as a Senior Fulbright Researcher at Middle East Technical University, working on Turkey and the Middle East. She has written books and numerous articles analyzing national security in the Gulf, the larger Middle East and Turkey, including: The Unstable Gulf: Threats from Within, Lexington Books 1984, New Frontiers in Middle East Security, edited, St. Martin's/Palgrave 1999 and 2001, and The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy, co-edited with Dimitris Keridis, MIT 2004.  In 2010, as a member of the Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace she co-authored, Israel and Palestine-Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When? an on-line book with the Foreign Policy Association. From 1999-2017 she co-chaired the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World at Harvard University. In 2012 and 2016 she spent the Trinity Term at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford as a Senior Associate Member and Visiting Academic respectively. 

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What I Love About Emmanuel:

Emmanuel College provides a fantastic learning environment. The faculty and administration have one goal - to make our College the best possible place to learn, live and grow.

I most enjoy working with my students. They are bright, engaged and curious. We have great discussions in class and in my office. I have been lucky enough to have a number of sharp and energetic research assistants who helped me prepare papers for presentation and publication. This past spring two of my students travelled with me to Turkey on a OneWorld Boston grant. We met some of the most important scholars, journalists and parliamentarians from every major political party as well as the US Ambassador to Turkey and Turkey's Minister of Finance. We also saw lots of Istanbul, Ephesus and Capadoccia. Best of all we will have the opportunity to continue our work together this fall as we share our experience with the Emmanuel College community.

Courses I Teach

  • POLSC1401 - Introduction to International Relations
  • POLSC2401 - American Foreign Policy
  • POLSC2409 - Politics of International Economic Relations
  • POLSC2411 - The Contemporary Middle East: Challenges and Promise
  • POLSC3405 - Strategies of War and Peace
  • POLSC3407 - Political Islam
  • POLSC3403 - Human Issues in International Relations
  • POLSC3164 - Senior Seminar and Internship

Publications & Presentations

The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy

Winter 2004: Lenore G. Martin and Dimitris Keridis eds. (MIT Press)


New Frontiers in Middle East Security

Winter 1999: Lenore G. Martin, editor (St. Martin's Press/Palgrave paperback, 2001)


The Unstable Gulf: Threats From Within

Summer 1984: Lenore G. Martin (Lexington Books, Lexington, MA)


Opinion

Books

  • Winter 2004: The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy, Lenore G. Martin and Dimitris Keridis eds. (MIT Press)
  • Winter 1999: New Frontiers in Middle East Security, Lenore G. Martin, editor (St. Martin's Press/Palgrave paperback, 2001)
  • Summer 1984: The Unstable Gulf: Threats From Within, Lenore G. Martin (Lexington Books, Lexington, MA)

Recent Presentations and Panels

  • September 1, 2018 “The Turkish Electorate and Turkish-EU Relations: A Looming Crisis”, with Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, on the panel Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • July 25, 2018 “Turkey and the Gulf: The New Dynamic” on the panel, Rethinking A Statecraft: Perspectives from Emerging Market Democracies, International Political Science Association Biannual Meeting, Brisbane, Australia
  • May 4, 2018 “The Challenge of Turkish Foreign Policy” on a panel on Human Rights and Hybrid Regimes, for the Inauguration of the Sakıp Sabancı CenterTurkish Studies, Columbia University
  • April 14, 2018: "Regional Politics and the New Sectarianism: Turkey," Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Belfer Center, conference  on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian-De-Escalation.
  • April 7, 2018: "Shifts in Turkish Foreign Policy: A Systems Analysis,"  Roundtable  on The Shift in Turkish Foreign Policy: Rules, Norms and Power Structures, International Studies Association, Annual Meeting 2018, San Francisco
  • April 4, 2018: "Principled Realism as a Solution to Violent Extremism in the Middle East?"  with Meliha Altunışık and Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, International Studies Association Annual Meeting 2018, San Francisco 
  • November 19, 2017: "A New Approach to Solving Turkey's Kurdish Issue," as part of the panel: From Hope to Disappointment to Hope?: The Failure ad Future Hope of Reconciliation Processes in Turkey. Middle East Studies Association, Washington D.C.
  • November 11, 2017: "Can Track II Diplomacy Contribute to Reviving a Kurdish-Turkish Peace Process?" Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia
  • March 23, 2016: " The Neoliberal Relationship Between the Kurdish Regional Government and Turkey: Is there a Role for China?"  Conference on China in the Middle East, Qatar University, Qatar
  • March 16, 2016: "Turkey and the Middle East," Roundtable on Peace at Home Peace in the World: How Relevant in Turkish Foreign Policy? International Studies Association Meeting, Atlanta
  • November 23, 2015: "Turkey Under Siege, Inside and Out: The Regional Dimension," Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Harvard University
  • November 13, 2015: "Turkish Foreign Policy: The Kurdish Challenge," panel on Decision-Making and Cases of Foreign Policy, Northeast Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia
  • March 17, 2015: "Turkish -Chinese Bilateral and Multilateral SecurityCooperation, Conference on China in the Middle East, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • March 10, 2015: "China and Turkish Foreign Policy Through a Security Lens," Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China
  • February 20, 2015: "Turkey Has Read its Davutoglu But Has it Read its Morgenthau?" Roundtable: Realities and Delusions of 'Power' in Turkish Foreign Policy" International Studies Association, New Orleans
  • November 14, 2014: "The Kurds and Turkish Foreign Policy in a Tumultuous Middle East," Workshop on Turkish Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: The Human Dimension, Sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • August 6, 2014: "Gaza-Israel: Past-Present and Future" Civic Series, Cambridge, Mass.
  • March 28, 2014: "Turkey's Role in a Troubled Black Sea,"  Roundtable: Security Challenges in a Region of Regions, International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada
  • February 11, 2014: "Turkey at the Crossroads: The Political Impact of the Syrian Crisis in Turkey," World Boston, Boston Public Library
  • January 31, 2014: "The Political Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Turkey," Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and The Contiguous States, Boston University
  • November 16, 2013: "Turkey's Kurdish Conflict: Will the new Peace Process Succeed?" Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia (with Rebecca Marie Day and Leonidha Pulluqi)
  • July 30, 2013: Testimony, Massachusetts General Court on the Protests in Turkey
  • June 14, 2013:  "Turkish Foreign Policy: In an Evolving Middle East," Northwest University, Xi'an, China
  • June 9, 2013: " Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Challenge of Turbulent Times," Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
  • June 9, 2013: "Foreign Policy in a Changing World-The Challenge of the Syrian Crisis,"  Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
  • May 2, 2013: "The Black Sea in Turkish Foreign Policy: Security, Politics and Energy," with Ronald H. Linden, University of Pittsburgh, EU Center of Excellence/European Studies Center conference on The Changing Security Environment of the Black Sea.
  • June 14, 2012: "What Does a Restructing Middle East Mean for Turkey, the US and Their Foreign Policies?" St Antony's College, University of Oxford
  • March 29, 2012: "Turkey and the US in a Bipolarizing Middle East," Koc University, Istanbul, conference on Turkish American Alliance in A Volatile Region: Challenges and Opportunities
  • September 23, 2011: "Structural Challenges to Security and Cooperation in the Black Sea Region," Keynote address, NATO sponsored conference on the Black Sea at Middle East Technical University, Ankara
  • June 23, 2011: Panelist, "Turkey and Iran," The Middle East Institute, The Second Annual Conference on Turkey, Washington, D.C.
  • March 13, 2011: Speaker, "Turkey-Israel Relations," Workshop on Turkey-Israel, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • November 4, 2010: "Recalibrating Turkish Foreign Policy: Turkey, the US and the Middle East," co-sponsored by The Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World and The Middle East Seminar, Harvard University

Interview Samples

Articles and Chapters

  • 2017: "A New Track Towards Resolving Turkey's Kurdish Issue," Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Vol 11, No.2, 1-13
  • 2016: "Turkish - Chinese Bilateral and Multilateral Security Cooperation," Sociology of Islam Journal, 2016: 1/2
    2014: "Turkey's Challenges," Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
  • 2013: "Turkey and the USA in Bipolarizing Middle East," Journal of Balkans and Near Eastern Studies, Vol 15, No. 2, April 2013
  • 2012: "Turkish Foreign Policy in the New World Order," in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayari, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, Routledge
  • December 2011: "Making Sense of Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East Under the AKP," Turkish Studies, Vol 12, No. 4, December 2011 with Meliha Altunisik
  • March 2010: Berger, A., Cox, H., Kelman, H.C., L.G., Mendelsohn, E., Norton, A.R., Steiner, H., & Walt in A. Berger et al., Israel and Palestine-Two states for two peoples: If not now, when? (pp. 1-14)
  • March 2010: Kelman, H.C., & Martin, L.G. Palestinian refugees in A. Berger et al., Israel and Palestine-Two states for two peoples: If not now when? (pp. 15-22).
  • 2009: "U.S. Relations With Turkey," in Robert Looney, editor. A Handbook of U.S.-Middle East, (Routledge)
  • March 2009: "Turkey and the Gulf," Turkish Studies
  •  March 2009: "Introduction: Turkey as a Trans-Regional Actor," Turkish Studies
  • July 2004: "Middle East Overview," Citizen's Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy, N.Y.: Foreign Policy Association, pp.53-72
  • Winter 2004: "Turkey's Middle East Foreign Policy: Unresolved Dilemmas", in Lenore G. Martin and Dimitris Keridis, eds. The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy
  •  July 2003: "Assessing the Impact of U.S.- Israeli Relations on the Arab World," Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks
  • Fall 2002: "Conceptualizing Security in the Middle East: Israel and a Palestinian State," in Tami Jacoby and Brent Sasley, eds., Redefining Security in the Middle East (Manchester University Press)
  • Spring 2002: "Arafat's Dueling Dilemmas: Succession and the Peace Process", in Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, vol. 6 no. 1 (March 2002)
  • Spring 2002: "Türkiye ve Günümüzde Orta Dogu: Ulusal Güvenlik Arayisi" ("Turkey and the Contemporary Middle East: The Search for National Security"), in Project Türk, Istanbul
  • Spring 2000: "Turkey's Security in the Middle East", Turkish Studies, vol I, no. 1, Spring 2000

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