Past Events

2016-2015:

Summer Term Events 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Public Lecture: 'Gaining Freedoms: Claiming Space in Istanbul and Berlin'

Speaker: Berna Turam, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University

Time: 18:30-20:00

Venue: TW2.09.04, Tower 2, Clement’s Inn, LSE

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

A free event open to all. Jointly organised with Dahrendorf Forum and LSE Ideas. Admission on a first come, first served basis. There is a limited number of reserved seats. If you would like to reserve a seat in advance, please email Sasha Milonova at a.milonova@lse.ac.uk.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Public Lecture: 'Dimensions of the Turkish Crisis'

Speaker: Professor Caglar Keyder, LSE Centennial Professor and Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York in Binghamton and at Koc University in Istanbul

Time: 18:00-19:30

Venue: Room NAB.LG.01, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

A free event open to all. Admission on a first come, first served basis.

Event Poster


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Workshop: "Formation of Istanbul’s City Region"

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Venue: Room 9.05, 9th Floor, Tower2, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Speakers: Professor Murat Guvenc (Professor and Director of the Istanbul Studies Centre, Kadir Has University, Istanbul), and Ms. Ozlem Altinkaya Genel (Doctor of Design Candidate, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University)

Discussants: Professor Ricky Burdett (Director, LSE Cities, and Professor of Urban Studies, LSE), Mr. Philipp Rode (Executive Director, LSE Cities, LSE), Dr. Savvas Verdis (Senior Research Fellow, LSE Cities, LSE)

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Ozyurek (Associate Professor, and the Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, LSE)

Introduction: Professor Caglar Keyder (LSE Centennial Professor)

Workshop Synopsis: The economic geography of Istanbul's evolution into a mega city of 15 million will be explored in this workshop.  By looking particularly at the infrastructural projects of the last decade, the speakers will analyse the expansion of the city-region centred on Istanbul.  They will focus on the transformation of land use patterns using census data as well as satellite imagery revealing land cover changes.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

Conference Programme

Lent Term Events 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

Public Seminar: 'Kurdistan on the Global Stage: Kinship, Land, and Community in Iraq'

Speaker: Associate Professor Diane E. King, Department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky

Time: 17:30-19:00

Venue: Room CLM.7.02, 7th Floor, Clement House, LSE

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

A free event open to all. Admission on a first come, first served basis. Organised jointly with LSE Middle East Centre.

Event Poster


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Public Conference: "Interrogating the Post-Ottoman"

Time: 13:00 - 19:00

Venue: Room COW1.11, 1st Floor, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE (13:00-15:45), and Room CLM.3.02, 3rd Floor, Clement House, LSE (15:45-19:00)

Panellists: Nicolas Argenti, Marc D. Baer, Glenn Bowman, Rebecca Bryant, Maria Couroucli, Fatma Müge Göçek, David Henig, Amy Mills, Christine Philliou

Event Poster

Michaelmas Term Events 2015

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Book Launch and Public Panel: "Citizenship, Identity, and the Politics of Multiculturalism: The Rise of Muslim Consciousness"

Speaker: Dr. Nasar Meer, Professor Tariq Modood, Professor Sophie Gilliat-Roy

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Room TW1.G.01, Tower 1, LSE

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Event Poster


Monday, 9 November 2015

Public Lecture: 'A Turbulent Period in Turkey'

Speaker: Caglar Keyder, LSE Centennial Professor, and Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York in Binghamton and at Koc University in Istanbul

Time: 17:30-19:00pm

Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House, LSE

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

A free event open to all. Admission on a first come, first served basis. Organized jointly with European Institute.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Public Lecture: 'The State in Training: Human Rights Translations and Encounters with Europe in Turkey'

Speaker: Dr. Elif Babür, Mount Holyoke College, USA

Time: 16:30-18:00pm

Venue: Graham Wallace Room, 5th Floor, Old Building, LSE

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

A free event open to all. Admission on a first come, first served basis.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Workshop: "The AKP and Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East"

Time: 09:30 - 17:45

Venue: Room 9.04, Tower 1, Clement’s Inn, LSE

Panellists: Evren Balta, Cengiz Çandar, Menderes Çınar, Toby Dodge, Serhat Erkmen, Elizabeth Ferris, Deniz Kandiyoti, Naz Masraff, Esra Özyürek, Bill Park, Aydın Selcen, Güneş Murat Tezcür, Gönül Tol, Güney Yıldız, Deniz Zeyrek

Organised jointly with LSE Middle East Centre.

P.S.: Open to Invited Guests Only

Conference Programme


2015-2014:

Summer Term Events 2015

Thursday & Friday, 30 April - 1 May 2015

Public Conference: "Social Change in Turkey since the Year 2000"

Time: 18:00-20:00 on 30 April 2015
           10:30-18:00 on 1 May 2015

Venue: LSE

Speakers and Moderators: Dr. Utku Barış Balaban, Alpkan Birelma,  Prof. Dr. Ayşe Buğra, Prof. Dr. Mine Eder, Dr. Sinan T. Gülhan, Prof. Dr. Çağlar Keyder, Prof. Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Dr. Başak Kuş, Dr. Esra Sarıoğlu, Dr. Cihan Z. Tugal, Dr. Funda Üstek, Dr. Dilek Yankaya, Sami Zubaida

Conference Programme


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 11-12-13 May 2015

Public Conference: " Encountering the Past in Turkey"

Time:
18:00-20:00 on 11 May 2015
10:00-18:30 on 12 May 2015
09:30-13:15 on 13 May 2015

Venue: LSE

Speakers and Moderators: Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay, Dr. Bilgin Ayata, Dr. Alice von Bieberstein, Dr. Zerrin Özlem Biner, Mr. Murat Çelikkan, Ms. Ayda Erbal, Professor Fatma Müge Göçek, Dr. Corry Guttstadt, Dr. Aslı Iğsız, Dr. Sossie Kasbarian, Dr. Joanne Laycock, Professor Leyla Neyzi, Mr. Marc Nichanian, Dr. Ceren Özgül, Dr. Esra Özyürek, Dr. Murat Paker, Dr. Ayşe Parla, Professor Max Silverman, Dr. Serap Ruken Şengül, Dr. Yael Navaro-Yashin

Conference Programme

Conference Paper Abstracts and Speakers' & Moderators' Biographies


Monday, 15 June 2015

Public Conference: “World Society and Turkey”

Time: 13:00-17:30

Keynote Speaker: Professor Roland Robertson

Speakers: Dr. C. Akça Ataç, Dr. S. Barış Gülmez, Dr. Pınar İpek, Dr Zeynep Kaya, Dr. Müge Kınacıoğlu 

Venue: Canada Blanch Room, COW1.11, First Floor, Cowdray House, LSE

Keynote Speech Chair: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, Senior Research Fellow, European Institute, LSEE

Organized jointly with LSE Research on South Eastern (LSEE) Europe.


Lent Term Events 2015

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Public Seminar: "Creative Aspirations and Mediated Desires: Understanding Women's Exercise Craze in Istanbul"

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: NAB1.07, First Floor, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE

Speaker: Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoğlu, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Conference Poster


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Book Launch and Public Panel: "Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe"

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Speaker: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Discussants: Dr. Ruth Mandel, Dr. Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins

Chair: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti

Ruth Mandel is Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London. 

Nasar Meer is Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship at Strathclyde University and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow. 

Joel Robbins is Sigrid Rausing Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. 

Deniz Kandiyoti is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 

Organized jointly with LSE European Institute

Conference Poster


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Public Lecture: "State Violence and the Ethics of Minority Question in Turkey"

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: NAB.1.04, First Floor, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE

Speaker: Dr. Kabir Tambar, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Conference Poster


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Public Lecture: “What the Future Holds for the Cyprus Talks”

Time: 18:30 - 19:30

Venue: Graham Wallace Room, 5th Floor, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: H.E. Mr. Özdil Nami, A Representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community

Chair: Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, LSE


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P.S. This event has been cancelled.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Public Seminar: "Regime of Denial and Forensic Epistemologies in Cases of Torture in Post-1980 Turkey"

Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: Room COW1.11, 1st Floor, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

Speaker: Assistant Professor Başak Can, Department of Sociology, Koç University, İstanbul

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Conference Poster


Monday, 9 March 2015

Book Launch and Public Panel: "The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging" 

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: CLM 3.02, Clement House, LSE 

Speakers: Professor Gökçe Yurdakul and Associate Professor Anna C. Korteweg

Gökçe Yurdakul is Georg Simmer Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict at the Humboldt University, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. 

Anna C. Korteweg is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Discussants: Dr. Ruth Mandel and Asmaa Soliman 

Ruth Mandel is Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London (UCL).

Asmaa Soliman is PhD Candidate in School of European Languages, Culture and Society at University College London (UCL). 

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Conference Poster


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Public Seminar: "Haunted Heritage: Ruination and Commodification of Stone Houses in Mardin"

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Room COW1.11, 1st Floor, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

Speaker: Dr. Zerrin Özlem Biner, Research Associate in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE

Conference Poster


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Public Panel: "The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations"

Time:18:00 - 19:30

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New academic Building, LSE (Open to all with no ticket required) 

Panellists:Dr. Ali Çarkoğu, Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Dr. Talip Küçükcan

Organised jointly with LSE Middle East Centre

Conference Programme


Friday, 20 March 2015

Workshop: "The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations"

Time:09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement’s Inn, LSE 

Panellists: Dr. Can Açıksöz, Dr. Mücahit Bilici, Dr. Ali Çarkoğlu, Dr. Serkan Delice, Dr. Yaprak Gürsoy, Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Dr. Levent Korkut, Dr. Levent Köker, Dr. Talip Küçükcan, Dr. Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Dr. Berna Turam, Dr. Emma Sinclair-Webb, Dr. Nuri Yurdusev

Organised ointly with LSE Middle East Centre

P.S. Open to Invited Guests Only

Conference Programme

Paper Abstracts

Michaelmas Term Events 2014

Saturday & Sunday, 18-19 October 2014

Symposium: "Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II:  Turkey Transformed? Power, History, Culture"

Time: 9:30 - 18:00

Venue: İstanbul Bilgi University, Santral Campus

For details please find the full programme, and the event poster below:

Conference Programme

Conference Poster


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies and LSE European Institute Inaugural Lecture: "The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914"

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: Professor Çağlar Keyder

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek

Professor Keyder will propose an account of the last hundred years of the 'state tradition' in Turkey. Çağlar Keyder is Centennial Professor at the LSE European Institute and Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boğaziçi University. 

Esra Özyürek is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, LSE. 

Click here for more detailed information.


2014-2013:

Summer Term Events 2014

Monday, 28 April 2014, 4:00-8:00 pm, CLM3.02, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Half-Day Public Conference

"Turkey's Regional Policy at a Crossroads"

Introduction

Professor Maurice Fraser
, Director, European Institute, LSE

Session I: Turkey’s Syria Predicament

Paper Titles and Speakers: 

“Turkey and the Syrian Uprising: Between a Rock and a Hard Place” 

Dr. Özlem Tür
 (Associate Professor of International Relations, and the Chair of the Middle East Programme, Middle East Technical University, Ankara) “Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire”

 Dr. Christopher Phillips (Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East, Queen Mary, University of London)

“The Impact of the Syrian Civil War on Turkey-Syria-Iran Relations”  

Professor 
Özden Zeynep Oktav
 (Yıldız Teknik University, İstanbul)

Chair: Dr. Rebecca Bryant  (A.N. HadjiyannisSenior Research Fellow, European Institute, LSE)

Session IIIraq, Iran, and the Regional Kurdish Question

Paper Titles and Speakers:
  

“The Arab Spring and Turkey-Iran Relations, 2011-2014”

Dr. Süleyman Elik (Assistant Professor of International Politics, Istanbul Medeniyet University)

“Turkey and the KRG in a Rapidly Changing Middle Eastern Political Setting”

Dr. Marianna Charountaki (Post-doctoral Fellow, Reading University, UK)

“Turkey's New Little Brother: the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Turkish Foreign Policy”

Professor Gareth Stansfield 
(Professor of Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, and Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies)

Chair: Associate Professor Rıfat Barış Tekin (Marmara University, İstanbul and Visiting Fellow, LSE)

Conference Programme


Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars 

“Persistence of Three Kemalisms in the Post-Tutelage Turkey: Secular Nationalist, Cultural and Left-Populist”

Speaker: Associate Professor Yüksel Taşkın 
(Department of Political Science and International Relations, Marmara University)

Chair: Dr. Rebecca Bryant 
(A.N. Hadjiyannis Senior Research Fellow, European Institute, LSE)


Friday, 6 June 2014, 10:00am-6:15pm, NAB.LG.01, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish One-Day Public Conference 

“Religious Diversity and Tolerance in Europe and Turkey”

Speakers and Moderators:

Samim Akgӧnül, John R. Bowen, Marcy Brink Danan, Katerina Dalacoura,  Matthew Engelke, Katherine P. Ewing, Effie Fokas, Ayhan Kaya, Ceren Özgül, Esra Özyürek, Mathijs Pelkmans,  Kabir Tambar   

Conference Programme


Lent Term Events 2014

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"Turkish Foreign Policy and the Balkans: Implications for Transatlantic Security"

Dr. Ayla Gӧl  
(Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University)

Chair:   Mr. Bill Park
(Defense Studies Department, King's College London)


Monday, 27 January 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

“Turkey and the West: Bargaining for Realignment”

Professor Hilton L. Root
 
(George Mason University and King’s College London (KCL))

Chair: Dr. Bill Kissane
(Department of Government, LSE)


Thursday, 12 February 2014, 5:00-8:30 pm, CLM.3.02, Third Floor, Clement House

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Conference and Documentary Screening

“Dynamics of Kurdish Question and the ‘Peace Process’ in Turkey”

Paper Titles and Speakers:

“Turkey's Solution Process: The Impossibility of a Peace Excluding People”

Hale Akay (Research Coordinator (Turkey), Citizens Network for Human Security Project, Helsinki Citizens' Assembly)

“Invisible Struggle: Displaced Villagers Rebuilding Lives in Their Homeland”

Nurcan Baysal (Researcher, and Board Member of Diyarbakır Institute for Political and Social Research)

“Conflict Resolution in Turkey: Challenges and Prospects

Dr. Cengiz Güneş (Associate Lecturer, Open University, UK)

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek  (Chair, Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)

 

Documentary Screening: “Bûka Baranê (The Children Chasing the Rainbow)(In Turkish with English Subtitles)” 

Conference Programme 


Monday, 17 February 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

“Limits, Dilemmas and Paradoxes of Turkish Foreign Policy: A Political Economy Perspective”

Associate Professor Rıfat Barış Tekin
(Marmara University and LSE)

Chair: Dr. Gül Berna Özcan
(Reader, Royal Holloway University)


Friday, 21 February 2014, 2:00-6:45 pm, The Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Conference (jointly with LSE Hellenic Observatory)

"Reviving Famagusta; From Ghost Town to Eco-city?”

Speakers & moderators:

Dr. Ceren Bogac

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Dr. Rebecca Bryant

Glafkos Constantinides

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Robert Cowley

Dr. James Ker-Lindsay

Dr. Gabriel Koureas

George C. Lordos

Symeon Matsis

Mustafa Ongun

Dr. Wendy A. Pullan

Layik Topcan

Dr Christala Yakinthou

Conference Programme


Monday, 3 March 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11, NAB.1.04, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

“The Slow Death of Turkish Media”

Yavuz Baydar 
(Journalist and Columnist with Daily Today's Zaman)

Chair: Dr. Rebecca Bryant
(A.N. Hadjiyannis Senior Research Fellow, European Institute, LSE)

Discussant: Dr. Ayça Çubukçu
(Assistant Professor of Human Rights, LSE)


Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 6:00-8:30 pm, TW1.G.01, Tower 1, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Conference

“Rising Vulnerabilities and Opportunities in Turkey’s Economy: Assessment of the Last Decade and New Prospects”

Paper Titles and Speakers: 

Inequality Trends in Turkey

Professor Alpay Filiztekin
 (Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University)

The Unpleasant Status-quo: Having to Rely on Others' Money to Keep the Large Income Gap Between Turkey and the Developed World Intact

Professor Fatih Özatay (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, TOBB University of Economics and Technology)

Turkish Economy in the 2000s: Beyond Legend and Myth

Professor Erinç Yeldan 
(Dean, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Yaşar University)

Chair: Dr. Robert  Hancké (Associate Professor (Reader) in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE)

Conference Programme

Michaelmas Term Events 2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"Nation-Building and Urbanization in Turkey, 1935-1965"

Speaker: Associate Professor Elliott Green 
(Department of International Development, LSE)

Chair: Dr. Rebecca Bryant
(A.N. Hadjiyannis Senior Research Fellow, European Institute, LSE, LSE)


2013-2012:

Summer Term Events 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars (jointly with Research on South Eastern Europe (LSEE))

"Turkish Foreign Policy and the Balkans: Implications for Transatlantic Security"Dr. 

Speaker: Dr. Oya Dursun-Ozkanca
 (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, U.S.A)

Chair:   Dr. James Ker-Lindsay
(LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, LSE)


Thursday, 30 May 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

"Turkey’s Economy during the Last Decade: What has Changed and What has not?"

Speaker: Professor Sevket Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)

Chair: Dr. Waltraud Schelkle
(Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, European Institute, LSE and Adjunct Professor, Economics Department, Free University of Berlin) 

Lent Term Events 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"Alevi Question in Turkey and the Justice and Development Party: Limits of Tolerance"

Speaker: 
Professor Ayhan Kaya
(Director of European Institute, Department of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)


Monday, 28 Janaury 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"Politics of the Intimate: Gender Equality Policies at the Intersection of Neo-conservatism and Neo-liberalism in Turkey"

Speaker: Professor Feride Acar
(Department of Political Science and Public Administration,  Middle East Technical University)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)


Monday, 11 February 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"Kurdish Problem as a Problem of Turkish Identity: What do the Turks Want?"

Speaker: Professor Ahmet İnsel
(Department of Economics, Galatasaray University)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)


Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, CON.2.05, Connaught House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"New Roads for the Central Banks: Unconventional Monetary Policies and Monetary Policy Experimentation in Turkey"  

Speaker: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ahmet Faruk Aysan
(Member of the Board, Monetary Policy Committee Member, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)


Monday, 25 February 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

"Sex-Segregation in Academic Careers: Revisiting the Turkish Puzzle"   

Speaker: Dr. Berkay Özcan
 (Lecturer, Department of Social Policy, LSE)

Chair:
 Professor Şevket Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)


LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Chatham House)

Friday, 1 March 2013, 1:30-4:45 pm, Venue To Be Annouced to Attendees Only

 "Turkey and the Middle East: A Changing Relationship"

Session 1: 'Turkey as an Economic Example to the Arab Countries' (1:30-3:15pm)  

Speakers:  

Mina Toksöz
 (Emerging Markets and Country Risk Consultant)

Şevket Pamuk (Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)

Chair:  Fadi Hakura (Associate Fellow, Chatham House)

Session 2: "Turkey and Regional Developments in the Middle  East" (3:15-4:45pm)

Speakers:  

Muhammed Ҫetin
 (Deputy-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Turkish Grand National Assembly)

Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu (Professor, Sabancı University, Istanbul)

Chair: Sir David Logan (Chair of British Institute in Ankara)

P.S. This event is not open to public. Attendance by invitation only. 


Thursday, 7 March 2013, 4:45-6:15 pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Featured Public Conference

"Transformation in World Politics: The Challenges for Global and Regional Order"   

Speaker: Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu
 
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey)

Chair: Professor Şevket  Pamuk
(Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)
 

P.S. This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Please send an e-mail at: Euroinst.Turkish.Studies@lse.ac.uk to be registered and to get confirmation for your attendance. There will be a security check at the door before the event, and those not in our confirmed list will not be admitted to the event. Please also note that no bags will allowed in the conference venue due to security reasons.


 

2012-2011:

Summer Term Events 2012

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 6:00-8:00 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
"Cyprus Talks: Exhausted? Time for Change"


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"


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)

"Cyprus - Tired of Talking? Civil Society to Bring Life to a Stagnant Process"

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)


Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 6:00- 8:00pm, COW1.11, Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

The Award Ceremony for the Doctoral Thesis Competition (organized by LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies)

Panel Presentations by the First and Second Place Winners:

First Place Winners: Dr. Ipek Gocmen, Faculty of Management/ Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, “The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision” and Dr. Fatma Ozlem Koksal, Birkbeck College, University of London, “Remembering the Past Performing the Present: Turkey in Film”.

Second Place Winners: Dr. Derya Bayir, School of Law/Queen Mary University of London, “Negating Diversity: Minorities and Nationalism in Turkish Law” and Dr. Markus Ketola, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, “Europeanization and Civil Society: The Early Impact of EU Pre-Accession Policies on Turkish NGOs”.

The Jury Committee: Professor Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS), Dr. Hakan Seckinelgin (LSE)  and Professor Sevket Pamuk (LSE).


Lent Term Events 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, COW1.11,  Cañada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Mr. David Gardner (International Affairs Editor with the Financial Times)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkey and the new Arab Awakening"


Monday, 30 January 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, 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, 6:00-8:00 pm, 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, 6:00-8:00 pm, 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, 6:00-8:00 pm, 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: Why We Need Human Rights Courts and Why do They Fail?"


Monday, 27 February 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, 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?"


Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

"European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe's Unemployment"

Speakers: Sean Sayers (Professor of Philosophy, University of Kent), Marco Simoni (Lecturer in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE), İnsan Tunalı (Associate Professor of Economics, Koç University, Istanbul)

Chair: Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE


Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 4:00-6:00 pm, U8, Tower1, Portugal Street, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

Mr. Egemen Bağış (Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Creating a Common Future Together: Towards a Visionary Europe"


Wednesday,  21 March 2012, 5:30-7:00 pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre,  School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with School of Oriental and African Studies)

"Anthropology, History and Linguistics: Ataturk and the New Turkish Nationalism, 1922-1938"

Speaker: Şükrü Hanioğlu (Professor, Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University)
Chair:  Dr. Benjamin Fortna (Professor in the History of Middle East, SOAS)


Michaelmas Term Events 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, D302, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with LSE Middle East Centre)

Sami Zubaida, (Emeritus Professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck, University of London)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Can Turkey Be a Model for the Arab World?"


Monday, 24 October 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

"European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe's Banking System"

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)
Chair: Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE)


Thursday, 27 October 2011, 6:30-8:15 pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with School of Oriental and African Studies, and New Perspectives on Turkey)

"Turkey's Experience with Neoliberal Policies since 1980"

Speakers: Asaf Savaş Akat (Professor of Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University), ikret Şenses (Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk (LSE)


Friday, 28 October 2011, 9:30am-6:10 pm, Graham Wallis Room (5th Floor), Old Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies One Day Conference (jointly with New Perspectives on Turkey)

"Turkey's Experience with Neoliberal Policies since 1980"

Speakers: Professor İzak Atiyas (Sabancı University, Istanbul), Dr. Kurtuluş Gemici (National University of  Singapore), Professor Çağlar Keyder (Boğaziçi University and University of Binghamton), Professor Dani Rodrik (Harvard University), Professor Erol Taymaz (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), Assoc. Prof. Ebru Voyvoda (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), Assoc. Prof. Zafer Yenal (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul), Assoc. Prof. Hatice Deniz Yükseker (Koç University, Istanbul)

Panel Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Ayfer Bartu Candan (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and  New Perspectives on Turkey), Assoc. Prof. Biray Kolluoğlu (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul  and  New Perspectives on Turkey), Professor Şevket Pamuk (LSE)

Conference Programme


Monday, 14 November 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

"European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe's Nation States"

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 Özkırımlı (Visiting Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University)
Chair: Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE)


Thursday, 17 November 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room U8, Tower1, Portugal Street, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference

"Turkey's New Constitution"

Speakers: James Dingemans Q.C. (Barrister (3 Hare Court Chambers) & Deputy High Court Judge), Levent Gönenç (Associate Professor of Law, Ankara University, Ankara), Levent Köker (Professor of Law, Atılım University, Ankara)
Chair: Can Yeğinsu (Barrister, 4 New Square Chambers, and Director of The Global Rule of Law Forum)


Monday, 5 December 2011, 6:00-7:45 pm, COW.1.11, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

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"


2011-2010:

Summer Term Events 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with European Institute, LSE)

Norman Stone (Professor, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara) (formerly Professor at the University of Oxford, a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and Advisor to Margaret Thatcher)
Chair: Mr. Maurice Fraser (Senior Fellow, European Institute, LSE)
'Turkey and Europe' (a part of APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series)


Friday, 6 May 2011, 9am-6pm, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies

3rd Annual Doctoral Dissertation Conference

Chairs: Professor Şevket Pamuk (LSE), Emeritus Professor Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS) 

Conference Programme


Friday, 13 May 2011, 2pm, Rectorate Hall, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with New Perspectives on Turkey)

'Urban Classes and Politics in the Neoliberal Era'

Speakers and Titles: Neil Smith (Program in Anthropology, Program in Geography, CUNY Graduate Center) "Neoliberal Urbanism and Global Class Strategy"

Teresa Caldeira (College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley) "Peripheries: Spaces in the Making"

Discussant: Ayse Öncü (Cultural Studies Program, Sabanci University, Istanbul) Sponsored by: Turkish Economy Bank (TEB)

Conference Programme


Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with LSE IDEAS)

'Turkey in the World'

Speakers: Michael Cox (Co-director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE), Fadi Hakura (Manager of the Turkey Project at the Chatham House), Şevket Pamuk   (Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, LSE, and Professor of Economics and Economic History)


Lent Term Events 2011

Monday, 24 January 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

European Questions - Turkish Angles: Europe's Secularity

Speakers: Hakan Yilmaz (Professor of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul), Philippe Marliere (Professor in French and European Politics, UCL, London), John Madeley (Tutor, Department of Government, LSE)

Chair: Simon Glendining (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE)


Monday, 14 February 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Bill Park (Senior Lecturer, Department of Defence Studies, King's College, London)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Kurdish Developments and Turkish Policies: Taking Risks or Facing Realities?


Friday, 18 February 2011, 4:30-6 pm, D402, Fourth Floor, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

Mevlut Cavusoglu, (President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'The Council of Europe and the Role of its Parliamentary Assembly in International Politics'


Friday, 18 February 2011, 7:00-8:30 pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

Elif Shafak, (Award-Winning Turkish Writer, and Assistant Professor of Political Science)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Writing Across Borders: Empathy in the Age of Conflict'


Monday, 21 February 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Ersin Kalaycioglu (Professor of Political Science, Sabanci University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'How the Turkish Voter Decides'


Thursday, 24 February 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, Brunei Suite, Brunei Gallery, SOAS

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with SOAS)

Resat Kasaba (Professor, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington)
Chair: Dr. Benjamin Fortna
'From Moveable Empire to Immovable State:  Ottoman Policies Toward Nomads and Refugees in the Modern Era' 


Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, LSE (venue will be announced to ticketholders)

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Chairperson of Republican People's Party (CHP) (main opposition party in Turkey), and a member of Turkish Parliament
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Impact of Politics on Economy in Turkey'


Monday, 7 March 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Aysen Candas (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Inequalities in Turkey: Multi-dimensional and Entrenched'


 Monday, 14 March 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Bill Kissane (Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, LSE)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Democratization in Turkey: the Wave Approach'


Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Research on South Eastern Europe (LSEE)

Othon Anastasakis (Research Fellow, St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'AKP Foreign Policy in South Eastern Europe: A Regional Check for Turkey's Strategic Depth'


Michaelmas Term Events 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Tim Jacoby (Senior Lecturer, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Kurdish Political Representation, Constitutional Reform and the Military in Turkey'


Friday, 22 October 2010, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Rectorate Hall, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies One Day Conference (jointly with New Perspectives on Turkey)

“Urban Classes and Politics in the Neoliberal Era: Turkey in Comparison”

Sponsored by: Turkish Economy Bank (TEB)

Conference Programme


Monday, 25 October 2010, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

“European Questions-Turkish Angles: Europe’s History”

Speakers: Peter Osborne (Professor of Modern European philosophy, Kingston University, London), Şevket Pamuk (Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE), Donald Sassoon (Professor of Comparative European History, Queen Mary, London)

Chair: Simon Glendining (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE)


Monday, 1 November 2010, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre,New Academic Building, LSE LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with Forum for European Philosophy)

“European Questions-Turkish Angles: Citizenship in Europe”

Speakers: Richard Bellamy (Professor of Political Science, UCL, London), Thomas Diez (Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Tubingen), Maurice Fraser (Senior Fellow, European Institute, LSE)

Chair: Simon Glendining (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE)


Monday, 8 November 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Ayşe Gül Altınay (Assistant Professor, Sabancı University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Layers of Gendered Silencing: Converted Armenian Survivors of 1915'


Monday, 15 November 2010, 5:30-7:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Dirk Verbeken (Senior Economist, European Commission, Brussels)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The EU and Turkey, Challenges and Opportunities in the Economic and Financial Fields''


Monday, 22 November 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Özlem Onaran (Lecturer, Department of Economics and Statistics, Middlesex University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Turkey's Boom and Bust Cycles amidst the Global Crisis'


Monday, 29 November 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Hugh Pope (Director, Turkey/Cyprus Project, International Crisis Group)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The EU, Turkey and Cyprus: Time for a New Approach?'


Thursday, 2 December 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, Wolfson Theatre, LG01 New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with SOAS)

Binnaz Toprak (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçeşehir University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Islam and Democracy in Turkey'


Monday, 6 December 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Bengisu Rona (Emeritus Reader in Turkish Studies, SOAS)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Politics of Naming: First Name Selection in Turkey'


Lent Term Events 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010, 6:00-8:00p m, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Ayşe Kadıoğlu (Professor, Sabancı University, visiting at University of Oxford)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Laicism in Turkey: From Empire to Republic'


Monday, 1 February 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Asaf Savaş Akat (Professor, Department of Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Global Crisis and the Turkish Economy'


Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, D602, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference

Fikret Adaman (Professor, Department of Economics, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Environmentalism in Turkey: Revisiting the State Theory'


Monday, 15 February 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, 116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Deniz Kandiyoti (Professor, Department of Development Studies, SOAS)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Secularism Contested: Debate and Dissent in Turkey'


Monday, 1 March 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Sedat Ergin (Columnist for the daily Hürriyet, former Editor in Chief of daily Milliyet)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Democracy in Paradox: How to Make Sense of Recent Political Changes in Turkey'


Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 6:30-8:30 pm, D602, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with LSESU Turkish Society)

Andrew Mango (Author and Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Can One Speak of Turkish Exceptionalism?"


Thursday, 11 March 2009, 5:30-7:30, Brunei Suite, Brunei Gallery, SOAS

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with SOAS)

François Georgeon (Professor, CNRS, Paris)
Chair: Dr. Benjamin Fortna
'Time, State and Society in the late Ottoman Empire and Kemalist Turkey


Monday, 15 March 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

David Shankland (Professor, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Alevi-Bektashi Problem Revisited' 


Michaelmas Term Events 2009

Thursday, 17 September 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference

Ali Babacan (Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy)
Chair: Howard Davies (Director of LSE)
'Turkey's Economy and the Global Economic Crisis'


Monday, 19 October 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Armine Ishkanian (Lecturer at the Department of Social Policy, LSE)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Civil Society and Turkish Armenian Relations Since 2000


Monday, 26 October 2009, 6:00-8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Atila Eralp (Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Lost Time in Turkey-EU Relationship'


Monday, 2 November 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Gülnur Aybet (Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Kent)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Turkish Foreign Policy Between Two Security Communities and the Realpolitik of Energy'


Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, D502, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with SOAS)

Jenny White (Assoc. Professor,  Department of Anthropology, Boston University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Fear and Loathing in the Turkish National Imagination'

PDF DOCUMENT OF THE TEXT


Monday, 16 November 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Martin Stokes (Lecturer at the St. John's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy and Turkish Music'


Monday, 30 November 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Thomas Marois (Lecturer at the Department of Development Studies, SOAS)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Turkey and World Financial Crisis: Why Haven't the Banks Collapsed?'


Friday, 4 December 2009, 09:30am-6:00 pm, D602-D402, Clement House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies One Day Conference (jointly with Global Political Trends Centre)

'Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy'

Conference Programme (PDF)


Monday, 7 December 2009, 6:30-8:00 pm,  Sheik Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference

Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat (Turkish Cypriot Leader)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Cyprus: The Settlement Process'


Summer Term Events 2009

Friday 17 April 2009, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Rectorate Hall,Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies One Day Conference (jointly with Centre for European Studies, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

'The Meaning of Europe and Challenges of the Economic Crisis'

Istanbul Conference Programme


Friday 1 May 2009, 9:30 am – 5:45 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies

2nd Annual Doctoral Dissertation Conference

2nd Doctoral Dissertation Conference Programme


Wednesday 6 May 2009, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference

Egemen Bağış (Turkey's Minister of State and Chief Negotiator for EU)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Turkey's EU Accession Process'


Tuesday 19 May 2009,10:30 am – 12.30 pm, The Maelbeek Room, IPC – Residence

Palace,155, Rue de la Loi, Brussels

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference (jointly with TR PLUS - Centre For Turkey in Europe)

Speakers: Sevket Pamuk (Professor of Ecoomics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE), Binnaz Toprak (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul)
'Debating Turkey in Europe:Economic Prospects and Cultural Challenges'


Lent Term Events 2009

Monday 19 January 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Yael Navaro-Yashin (Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Materiality of Sovereignty: the Re-Mapping of Place Names in Northern Cyprus'


Monday 26 January 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Kerem Öktem (Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College, University of Oxford) (CANCELLED)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Political Islam and Heterodoxy: The AKP, the Alevis and the Limits of Tolerance'


Monday 9 February 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Yılmaz  Esmer (Professor, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'European Cultural Diversity and Turkey: An Outlier or a Complement?'


Friday 27 February 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars (jointly with SOAS)

Erik-Jan Zürcher (Professor, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam)
Chair: Dr. Benjamin Fortna
'Atatürk's Young Turk Years (1906 - 1919)'

PDF DOCUMENT OF THE TEXT


Monday 2 March 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Ahmet İçduygu (Professor, Koc University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Demography of Turkey's Kurds: Implications for an Ethnic Conflict'


Monday 9 March 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Mehmet Öğütçü (Senior Corporate Staff, British Gas Group)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Energy and Geopolitics: How should Turkey Position Itself'


Thursday 12 March 2009, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Swedish Parliament, Stockholm, Sweden

Organized by:The Swedish Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Şevket Pamuk (Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE)
'Turkey-EU Relations at a Critical Juncture'  


Saturday 4 April 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Levine Institute, New York City, USA

Organized by: Turkish American Society and LSE Alumni Club of New York

Şevket Pamuk (Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE)
'Turkey-EU Relations'


Michaelmas Term Events 2008

Monday 20 October 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Katerina Dalacoura (Lecturer, Department of International Relations, LSE)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'The Ideological Evolution of the AKP: the Impact of Political Inclusion and the  Experience of Government'


Tuesday 21 October 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, NAB206, New Academic Building, LSE

Organized by: Anglo-Turkish Society

Şevket Pamuk (Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE)
'History of Money, Inflation and  Finance in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey'


Monday 3 November 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Benjamin Fortna (Lecturer, SOAS)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Reading and Commodification in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic'


Monday 10 November 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Oktay Yenal (formerly of the World Bank and Boğaziçi University, İstanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Turkish Economy Facing Another Crisis'


Monday 17 November 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Şahin Alpay (Senior Lecturer, Bahcesehir University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Two Faces of Democracy in Turkey'


Thursday 20 November 2008, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Dublin, Ireland

Organized by: Institute for International and European Affairs

Şevket Pamuk (Professor of Economics and Economic History, European Institute, LSE)
'Turkey-EU Relations'


Friday 28 November 2008, NAB204, New Academic Building

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies One Day Conference (jointly with Global Political Trends Centre)

'State, Society and Democracy in Turkey in the Era of Globalisation since 1980'

Conference Programme (PDF) 


Monday 8 December 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, NAB104, New Academic Building

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies / Modern Turkish Studies SOAS

Caglar Keyder (Professor, Binghamton University and Bogazici University)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
'Capital City Resurgent: Istanbul since the 1980s'

PDF DOCUMENT OF THE TEXT


Lent Term Events 2008

Monday 14 January 2008, 6:00 - 8:00p m, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Dr. Kirsty Hughes (Visiting Fellow, European Institute, LSE)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkey-EU Relations in the Doldrums?"


Monday 11 February 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Philip Robins (Lecturer, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Straddling Regional Sub-Systems: Turkey and its Kind"


Monday 18 February 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Thomas Diez (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"On the Ethical Implications of EU – Turkey Relations"


Wednesday 20 February 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Vera Anstey Room, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Richard Rose (Professor, Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Aberdeen
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
"Applying EU Criteria of Democratic Governance to Turkey: A bottom up Approach"


Monday 25 February 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Nathalie Tocci (Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Conditionality, Impact and Prejudice in EU-Turkey Relations"


Monday 3 March 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Ann Dismorr (The Swedish Ambassador in Turkey from 2001–5)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Turkey's Bumpy Road towards the European Union"


Monday 19 May 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars

Mine Eder (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Şevket Pamuk
"Political Economy of the Rise of AKP: Democrats or Islamic populists?"

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