Eastern Mediterranean University Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Ahmet Sözen participated in the University of Bologna’s Ravenna Campus’ Academic Year Opening Ceremony. Attending the ceremony as one of the keynote speakers, Prof. Dr. Sözen delivered a presentation entitled ‘Re-Visiting Power of Ideas (in Preventing Wars and Peace-building)’.
In the said presentation, Prof. Dr. Sözen talked about his personal accounts on peace and war. Prof. Dr. Sözen stated that the former dean of Yale University Law Faculty and Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit appointed by the former President of the USA Bill Clinton, Guido Calabresi was also one of the keynote speakers of the said event.
Explaining the multi-focused nature of his visit to the University of Bologna, Prof. Dr. Sözen put forth that he delivered a second presentation entitled Solving the Cyprus Conflict: Blending Idealism with Pragmatism at an event organised by Bologna University Law Faculty.
During his stay, Prof. Dr. Sözen also took part in various meetings focusing on the launch of a joint postgraduate program between the law faculties of EMU and the University of Bologna. Prof. Dr. Sözen’s presentation at Bologna University’s Academic Year Opening Ceremony is available at http://www.emu.edu.tr/tam-metin.pdf.