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Public Events and Seminar Series on Contemporary Turkey

 

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 II: Iraq, 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)


Friday, 6 June 2014, 10:00am-5:00pm, 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 Bowen, Marcy Brink Danan, Katherine Ewing, Effie Foskas, Ayhan Kaya, Ceren Özgül, Esra Özyürek, Kabir Tambar   


 

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)


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.


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