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Contemporary Turkish Studies

Summer Term 2012

Seminars will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).They are free and open to all. No ticket is required.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 6:00- 8:00pm, COW1.11, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Panel Discussion (jointly with LSE Hellenic Observatory, and ENGI (Services for Conflict Management))
Speakers: Michalis Avraam (NGO Support Centre-Cyprus), Katerina Antoniou (Youth Power-Cyprus), Marios Epaminondas (AHDR-Association for Historical Dialogue & Research-Cyprus), Bulent Kanol (Management Centre-Cyprus), Meliha Kaymak (EDGE-Cyprus), Alexandros Lordos (Cyprus 2015), Rana Zincir (UN Gender Advisory Team in Cyprus and AHDR). 
Chair: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay (LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, LSE) 
'Cyprus - Tired of Talking? Civil Society to Bring Life to a Stagnant Process'

Thursday, 3 May 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Bulent Aras (Professor, Chairperson of the Strategic Research Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, and also academic advisor to the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs).
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Turkey and the Arab Spring'

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 6-8 pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

Kudret Ozersay (Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, and Special Representative of the Turkish Cypriot Leader, Dr. Dervis Eroglu)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk (Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean University,
'Talks: Exhausted? Time for Change' 

 

Lent Term 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012, 6-8pm, COW1.11, Cowdray House
David Gardner
, International Affairs Editor, Financial Times
"Turkey and the new Arab Awakening"

Monday, 30 January 2012, 6-8pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Dr. İpek Demir (Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkishness and its 'Others'?"

Monday, 6 February 2012, 6-8pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Speakers: Saniye Dedeoğlu (Assistant Professor at Muğla University, Turkey and Marie Curie Research Fellow at Warwick University, UK), Adem Yavuz Elveren (Assistant Professor,  Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Turkey)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Gender and Society in Turkey: The Impact of Neoliberal Policies, Political Islam and EU Accession"

Monday, 13 February 2012, 6-8pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
M. Asım Karaömerlioğlu (Associate Professor, The Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"The Rise and Decline of Population Politics in Turkey"

Monday, 20 February 2012, 6-8pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Dr. Başak Çalı (Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University College London)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkey and the European Court of Human Rights"

Monday, 27 February 2012, 6-8pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
İnsan Tunalı (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Koç University, İstanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkey's Agricultural Transformation: Is a Reversal in the Making?"

Monday, 28 February 2012, 6-8pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)
Speakers: Sean Sayers (Professor of Philosophy, University of Kent), Marco Simoni, (Lecturer in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE), İnsan Tunali (Associate Professor of Economics,Koç University, Turkey)
Chair: Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE)
"European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe's Unemployment"

Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 1-2:30 pm 
Egemen Bağış
Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator
"Title and Venue To be Announced" 

Thursday,  1 March 2012, 6-8pm, Room To be Announced, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with School of Oriental and African Studies)
Şükrü Hanioğlu (Professor, Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University)
Chair:  Dr. Benjamin Fortna (Professor in the History of Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
"TITLE To be Announced"

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 5:30-7pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS 
Şükrü Hanioğlu
, Near Eastern Studies Dept., Princeton University
(Organized jointly with SOAS, University of London)
"Anthropology, History and Linguistics: Ataturk and the New Turkish Nationalism, 1922-1938" 

Michaelmas Term 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 6-8pm, D302, Clement House, LSE
Speaker: Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck, University of London
(Organized jointly with LSE Middle East Centre )
"Can Turkey be a Model for the Arab World?"

Monday, 24 October 2011, 6:30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Speakers: Philip Goodchild Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham, Şevket Pamuk Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE, Waltraud Schelkle Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, European Institute, LSE and Adjunct Professor, Economics Department, Free University of Berlin , Simon Glendinning Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE
(Organized jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)
"European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe's Banking System"

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 6:30-8:30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with School of Oriental and African Studies, and New Perspectives on Turkey)
Speakers: Asaf Savaş Akat Professor of Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University, Fikret Şenses Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkey's Experience with Neoliberal Policies since 1980"

Monday, 14 November 2011, 6:30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE
Speakers: John Breuilly  Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Government Department, LSE, Sir Francis Jacobs Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Professor, King's College London, Umut Özkirimli Visiting Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
Chair: Simon Glendinning Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE"European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe's Nation States" 

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 6-8:30pm, ROOM TO BE ANNOUNCED, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference
Speakers: James Dingemans Q.C. Barrister& Deputy High Court Judge, Levent Gönenç Professor of Constitutional Law, Ankara University, Ankara
Chair: Can Yeğinsu Barrister, and Director of The Global Rule of Law Forum
"Turkey's New Constitution"

Monday, 5 December 2011, 6-8pm, COW.1.11, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Speakers: Gül Berna Özcan Reader in International Business and Entrepreneurship, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Economic Liberalisation, Class Dynamics and New Business Groups in Turkey"

 

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