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BIPR | Turkey, Russia and the Struggle for Power in the Middle East and North Africa
Turkey, Russia and the Struggle for Power in the Middle East and North Africa

February 3, 2022 - 18:30

Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe, Belgium

Turkey, Russia and the Struggle for Power in the Middle East and North Africa
European and Eurasian Studies Series

hosted by Professor Michael Leigh

Marc Pierini
Carnegie Europe, Belgium

The event will be held in hybrid mode. SAIS Europe students, faculty, and staff are allowed to attend in person in the Penthouse. External guests are welcome to participate by registering for the online webinar using the link below.

Marc Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.

Pierini was a career EU diplomat from December 1976 to April 2012. He was EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Turkey (2006–2011) as well as Ambassador to Tunisia and Libya (2002–2006), Syria (1998–2002), and Morocco (1991–1995). He served as the first coordinator for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, also known as the Barcelona Process, from 1995 to 1998, and acted as the main negotiator for the release of Bulgarian hostages from Libya from 2004 to 2007.

Pierini served as counselor in the cabinet of two European commissioners: Claude Cheysson, from 1979 to 1981, and Abel Matutes, from 1989 to 1991. He has published three essays in French: Le Prix de la Liberté, Télégrammes Diplomatiques, and Où Va la Turquie?.

Pierini is a member of the International Council of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille.






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