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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


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 a Professor of Political Science. She is an Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs of Harvard University where she serves as co-chair of the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar. She is also an Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard where she co-chairs the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World co-sponsored by CMES and WCFIA. Her major field is International Relations; particularly, international relations of the Middle East and Turkey. Professor Martin is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Middle East Studies Association.


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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

Grants + Recognition

  • 2012 St Antony's College, University of Oxford, Senior Associate Member, Trinity Term
  • 2010 Fullbright Senior Researcher, Turkey
  • 2009-2013  Louise Doherty Wyant Chair, Emmanuel College 2009-2013
  • 2006 Fulbright Senior Specialist, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, for development of the Middle East Studies program
  • 2005 Fulbright Senior Specialist, Middle East Technical University, Ankara for preliminary work on developing a Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2003 Kuwait Research Fund, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University for research on Kuwait's national security
  • 2002 Emmanuel College, Faculty Development Grant
  • 1997 Maurice Pechet Foundation grant for research in Turkey, Israel and Syria
  • 1996 Rockefeller Foundation grant for use of Bellagio Conference and Study Center for project on New Frontiers in Middle East Security
  • 1995 Emmanuel College Faculty Excellence Award
  • 1993-1996 Maurice Pechet Foundation grant for project on Middle East security issues
  • 1990-1991 Maurice Pechet Foundation grant for research on the International Implications of a Palestinian State. Research travel to Oman, UAE, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Occupied Territories
  • 1988 Research Institute for Medicine and Chemistry grant for research on Egypt and the Gulf. Research travel to Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Occupied Territories Summer
  • 1986 Maurice Pechet Foundation grant for research in the Middle East. Research travel to Egypt, Israel and the Occupied Territories Spring
  • 1982 Faculty Development Grant from Emmanuel College