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Program

(Location:Rectorate building)

(November 22, 2017)

10:00-10:30: Opening Speech by Assistant Professor Volkan Ipek (Yeditepe University)

The Middle East Session:

10:30-11:00: Keynote Speech: What does the postcolonial Middle East signify? by Professor Macharia Munene (United States International University) (Üzeyir Garih Salonu)

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-13:35: PANEL I: Alliances of Convenience, Hegemony and Routine in the Middle East (Üzeyir Garih Salonu)

Chair and Discussant: Professor Ramazan Taşdurmaz (Doğuş University)

Discussant: Professor Emin Gürses (Yeditepe University)

11:20-11:40: Vietnam Syndrome and the Gulf War Strategy by Baturay Yurtbay (Yeditepe University)

11:40-12:00: China’s OBOR: Confronts in Middle East by Associate Professor Punit Gaur (Eurasian National University)

12:00-12:20: Impact of Energy Market Dynamics on the Development of Energy Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Professor Vedat Yorucu (Eastern Mediterranean University) and Ph.D Candidate Afet Pulhan (Cyprus International University)

12:20-12:40: Natural Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and Its Impact on Geopolitical Dynamics, Assistant Professor Sinan Evcan and Ph.D Candidate Afet Pulhan (Cyprus International University)

12:40-13:00 Discussion by Professor Ramazan Taşdurmaz (Doğuş University)

13:00-13:15: Discussion by Professor Emin Gürses (Yeditepe University)

13:15-13:35: Questions and Answers

13:45-14:25: Lunch

14:35-16:20: PANEL II: Discussions on Lebanese civil society, modernity in light of post Arab uprisings, and Shariati (Mavi Salon)

Chair and Discussant: Assistant Professor Selin Kılıç Türkeş (Yeditepe University)

14:40-15:00: The possibilities of Track Two Diplomacy: A method for conflict resolution and Peacebuilding in the Middle East by Ph.D Candidate Evrim Tandoğan (Middle East Technical University)

15:00-15:20: Eurocentrism Awakened: The Arab Uprisings and the Search for a Modern Middle East by Assistant Professor Oğuzhan Göksel (Istanbul 29 Mayis University)

15:20-15:40: Decolonial Articulations of Modernity and Cosmopolitanism: Reading Shariati in Dialogue with Dussel and Mignolo, Assistant Professor Siavash Saffari (Seoul National University)

15:40-16:00: Discussion by Assistant Professor Selin Kılıç Türkeş (Yeditepe University)

16:00-16:20: Questions and Answers

Turkish Foreign Policy Sessions: (November 22, 2017)

16:25-18:10: PANEL I: Turkish Foreign Policy with Respect to Inter-Related Issues (in Turkish) (Mavi Salon)

Chair and Discussant: Professor Cengiz Okman (Yeditepe University)

16:30-16:50: Türkiye: Kamu Diplomasisinin Etkisi, B.A Student İrem Kurtul and BA Student Mustafa Furkan Durmaz (Yeditepe University)

16:50-17:10: Türkiye-Avrupa Birliği İlişkilerinde Mülteci Krizinin Araçsallaştırılması, Ph.D Candidate Kübra Öztürk and PhD Candidate Fatmanur Kaçar (Marmara University)

17:10-17:30: Brutality and Violence in the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan Wars, Prof. Hasret Elçin Kürşat Coşkun (Yeditepe University)

17:30-17:50: Discussion by Professor Cengiz Okman (Yeditepe University)

17:50-18:10: Questions and Answers

 

(November 23, 2017)

10:00-11:40: PANEL II: Turkish Foreign Policy with Tricontinental Perspective (in Turkish) (Mavi Salon)

Chair and Discussant: Professor Cengiz Okman (Yeditepe University)

10:00-10:20: Ortadoğu'da Küresel Rekabet ve Türkiye, Dr. Görkem Deniz Okumuş, (Yeditepe University)

10:20-10:40: The Geographical Shift of the Focus in the Trading Trends of Turkey with Its Eastwards Partners, PhD Candidate İlke Tanlay (Yeditepe University)

10:40-11:00: Türk Dış Politikasının Afrika Açılımında Somali Örneği, Dr. Hakan Mehmetçik (Marmara University)

11:00-11:20: Discussion by Professor Cengiz Okman (Yeditepe University)

11:20-11:40: Questions and Answers

 

The Latin America Session:

11:45-13:20: PANEL I: Democracy, Social Movements and Conflict in Latin America (Mavi Salon)

Chair and Discussant: Assistant Professor Bilgen Sütçüoğlu (Yeditepe University)

11:50-12:10: A Conceptual Framework of Democratic Backsliding by Dr. Bihter Tomen (Independent Researcher)

12:10-12:30: The Rise of Social Movements in Latin America by Assistant Professor Gökhan Ak (Nişantaşı University)

12:30-12:50: Integration and Re-Integration of Forcibly Displaced Persons and Ex-Combatants by Dr. Hendrik Bullens (Eurasian National University-European Peace Research Association)

13:00-13:10: Discussion by Assistant Professor Bilgen Sütçüoğlu (Yeditepe University)

13:10-13:20: Questions and Answers

13:25-13:55: Lunch

14:00-15:15: Keynote Lecture: Brazilian economic crisis: From colonial legacy to challenges facing left-wing governments in Latin Americaby Bruno Martarello de Conti, (University of Campinas) (Mavi Salon)

15:15-15:25: Break

15:25-17:25: PANEL II: Development, Inequality, and Foreign Policy in Brazil (Yeşil Salon)

Chair and Discussant: Associate Professor Cengiz Erişen (Yeditepe University)

15:25-15:45:Neo-Developmentalism in Brazil: Limits And Contradiction by Associate Professor Emine Tahsin (İstanbul University)

15:45-16:05:Global Inequality: The case of Brazil by Tamer Söyler (Humboldt University)

16:05-16:25:South America from the Brazilian Perspective and the Quest for Regional Order by Assistant Professor Segâh Tekin (Necmettin Erbakan University)

16:25-16:45: Discussion by Associate Professor Cengiz Erişen (Yeditepe University)

16:45-17:15: Questions and Answers

 

(November 24, 2017)

The Africa Session:

09:00-10:00 :Keynote Speech: What kind of a postcolonial Africa? By Professor Joseph Diescho (UNISA) (Mavi Salon)

PANEL I: Postcolonial Politics and Economics in Africa (Mavi Salon)

Panel Chair and Discussant: Assistant Professor Volkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

10:10-10:30: Independence and Trade by Yaşar Şaşıoğlu (Koç University)

10:30-10:50: Increasing importance of Foreign Trade and Ports in African Natural Resources by Assistant Professor Asena Özer Boztaş (Sakarya University)

10:50-11:10: Colonialism in the future: Stories from Science Fiction referencing Africa and the Middle East by Assistant Professor Itır Toksöz (Doğuş University)

11:10-11:30: Discussion by Assistant Professor Volkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

11:30-11:50: Questions and Answers

12:00-12:40: Lunch

12:50-16:30: PANEL II: Conflict resolution in contemporary Africa (Mavi Salon)

Panel Chair and Discussant: Assistant Professor Volkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

12:55-13:15:  Colonial Encounters in Northern Ghana, its effect on the traditional authorities and conflict management: the Konkomba Perpsective by Durko Akuomuah (Institute of African Studies)

13:15-13:35: Does Perception match reality in ethnic conflict? By Ludovico Alcorta (Radboud University)

13:35-13:55:  Experienced Pogroms in Central African Republic, International System and the role of Turkey by Assistant Professor Asena Özer Boztaş (Sakarya University)

13:55-14:15: Discussion by Assistant Professor Volkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

14:15-14:35: Questions and Answers

14:35-14:50: Break

14:50-16:35: PANEL III: Domestic Politics in Africa (in Turkish) (MaviSalon)

Panel Chair and Discussant: Assistant Professor Gökçe Bayındır Goularas (Yeditepe University)

14:55-15:15: Political instabilities in Africa by Assistant Professor Gökçe Bayındır Goularas and Assistant Professor Nihan Kocaman (Yeditepe University)

15:15-15:35: Public diplomacy implementations in Africa by Ayşe Betül Nuhoğlu (Yeditepe University)

15:35-15:55: Electoral integrity and monitoring: Case study of Latin America and Africa by Assistant Professor Işıl Turkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

15:55-16:15: Gestion durable de l’eau et pauvreté: Le cas du Benin, d’Haiti et du Chili, Assistant Professor Deniz Kozanoğlu (Yeditepe University)

16:15-16:35: Discussion by Assistant Professor Gökçe Bayındır Goularas (Yeditepe University)

16:35-16:55: Questions and Answers

16:55-17:15: Break

17:15-17:35: Closing Remarks and Certificate Ceremony