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CIC Victoria: After the Coup, What’s Next for Erdogan’s Turkey

October 26, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT


After the Coup: What’s Next for Erdogan’s Turkey?

Speaker’s Biography
During his military career, Chris Kilford served throughout Canada, England, Germany, Afghanistan and Turkey in various command, training, instructional and staff roles. In 2005, he was posted to Ottawa as the Acting Director Future Security Analysis and later Deputy Director of the team writing the Canada First Defence Strategy. In his last year there, he was the Military Liaison Officer between the Department of National Defence and the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence. In July 2009, Chris deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan as the Deputy Military Attaché (Lieutenant Colonel) until July 2010. He then commenced Turkish language training and was posted to Ankara, Turkey as the Canadian Defence Attaché (Colonel) with cross accreditation to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkmenistan from July 2011 until July 2014. Chris retired from the military in 2014. In addition to his military duties, Chris completed a PhD in his tory (international development studies) at Queen’s in 2009; he is a Fellow at the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy; and he teaches on-line international relations and Canadian foreign policy courses at the Canadian Forces College. His opinion articles have appeared in newspapers across Canada and Turkey and he has become a frequent commentator on Turkish and Middle Eastern issues for numerous media outlets.

Date and Time
Wednesday October 26, 2016
11:30am to 2:00pm

Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 1Z6

CIC Member $30.00
CIC Student Member $15.00
CIC Young Professional Member $20.00
Non-Member $40.00
Non-Member Student $20.00

Event Contact
Paula Skippon | cic.victoria.sec@gmail.com


October 26, 2016
11:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT