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Turkey and Europe

LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series, in association with LSE Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies

Joined to Europe by geography and linked to it byhistory and trade, can politics overcome religious and cultural differences so that Turkey ceases to be Europe's 'Other'?

This event celebrates the publication of Turkey: A Short History published by Thames & Hudson.

Norman Stone was born in Glasgow in 1941, and is a British academic, historian and currently a Professor in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara. He is a former Professor at the University of Oxford, a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and adviser to Margaret Thatcher.

He graduated with First Class Honours in History from Cambridge University in 1962, and following his undergraduate degree he did research in Central European History in Vienna and Budapest. Upon completion of his secondary degree, he was offered a research fellowship by Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he later became an Assistant Lecturer in Russian and German history and full Lecturer in 1973. In 1971, he had transferred to Jesus College as Director of Studies in History. In 1984, he accepted the position of Professor of Modern History at Oxford University until 1997, when he left to teach at the department of International Relations at Bilkent Unversity in Ankara.

Between 1987 and 1992 he published a regular column for the Sunday Times and contributed to other new services including the BBC and the Wall Street Journal. During this time, he also became Margaret Thatcher's foreign policy adviser on Europe, as well as her speech writer.

He has written many books including The Eastern Front 1914-1917 (1975); Hitler (1980); Europe Transformed 1878-1919 (1983), Czechoslovakia: Crossroads and Crises, 1918-88 (1989); The Times Atlas of World History (1989); The Other Russia (1990); World War One: A Short History (2007), The Atlantic and its Enemies: A Personal History of the Cold War (2010).

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lseturkey


Professor Norman Stone | talks
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser | talks


Date and Time:

4 May 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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