Dr. Federico Donelli is a postdoc research fellow in International Relations at the University of Genoa, Department of Political Sciences, where he teaches History and Politics of the Middle East and research fellow at the Center for Modern Turkish Studies of the Şehir Istanbul University. His research fields have covered international politics and security studies of the MENA region, focusing on the foreign policy of the different players. Currently he is working on the process of militarization in the Horn of Africa and the growing engagement of the Middle Eastern states in the region. Among his latest works “The Ankara Consensus: the significance of Turkey’s engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa” in Global Change, Peace & Security and “The Gülen Movement in Africa: From Transnational Asset to Anti-Turkish State Lobby” in Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs.
History of Turkey and Central Asia after the Second World War
This course deals with the historical, political, economic and social processes in Turkey following the II World War. The objective of this course is to give students a more nuanced and complete understanding of modern Turkey, its political path and its regional projection. Specifically, the course provides the basic tools for the knowledge of Turkish history, with particular reference to the study of the nexus between domestic politics and foreign policy from the introduction of the multiparty system to the rise of the Justice and Development Party. By the end of the course, students will be able to handle the analytical tools and knowledge necessary to understand the main features of the political, social, and cultural history of the modern Turkey.