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Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation, Education, and Creativity: A Case Study of the RDM Campus July 25, 2014 / Washington, DC

On July 18, the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted Gabrielle Muris, director at the RDM (Research, Design, Manufacturing) Campus, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

BUILD: Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues July 30, 2014

This video wraps up the conference with interviews from participants explaining why they found BUILD an engaging, useful, informative experience. #GMFBUILD

BUILD: Creative Leadership Underpins Urban Development July 25, 2014

In this video, participants from GMF's and Bilbao International's first BUILD discuss themes related to leadership and urban transformation.

Research & Analysis Archive

Democracy, Islam, and the AKP July 01, 2011 / Soli Ozel


Paradoxically, secularization and Islamization go hand in hand in Turkey. The AKP that emerged from Turkey’s Islamist movement is the agent of an ascending entrepreneurial class, which has prospered phenomenally in the course of the past eight years and benefited from patronage and rent distribution. Meanwhile, the losers of the global integration process were taken care of with a series of populist (and popular) measures. Is today’s picture in Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy a function solely of the AKP governments? Over the course of the last two centuries, Turkey made the historical choices to become a capitalist, secular, and democratic country with a Muslim population. The AKP must be seen and evaluated as a product of Turkish economic and political history, as must its foreign policy.