Syracuse University Abroad Summer: The Road to Democracy in the Islamic World

Learn first-hand about the formation of new government within tumultuous regimes through cultural immersion.

offered by Syracuse University Abroad

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From a foreign policy perspective, the program will examine the influence of global players and stakeholders in the region, including Turkey, Iran, and especially the role of the United States. Istanbul is an ideal setting for this course, providing an opportunity to debate the relevance of Turkey as a model for democracy in the Islamic world, given its status as the first Muslim country in the world to embrace a democratic, largely secular government, in 1950.


  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies


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