Program

           

           

13 May, Monday Rectorate Building, 5th Floor, Green Hall

09.00-10.00:      Opening Remarks

10.00-11.30:      Keynote Address: Jennifer McCoy (Georgia State University) - Polarizing Populists: An Irresistible Threat to Democracy?

11.30-11.45:      Coffee Break

11.45-13.15:      Panel I: Turkey & Latin American Relations

            Chair: Melih Görgün (Yeditepe University)

            Julian Martinez & José Duarte Ribeiro (LAMER, Ankara University; Universidad de Salamanca) - ‘Business over Politics’: A comparative analysis on the Turkish agenda for Latin America on the 21st Century

           Rahime Süleymanoğlu Kürüm (İstanbul Gedik University) - Perception of the West and Turkey's Emerging Links to Latin America, Africa and Asia

           Merve Çalımlı (İstanbul Bilgi University) - Populism in Foreign Policy: Democracy Promotion by Brazil and Turkey in a Comparative Perspective

13. 15-14.30: Lunch Break

14.30-16.30: Panel II: Turkey and the Three Regions 

            Chair: İlkim Büke Okyar (Yeditepe University)

            Oğuzhan Göksel (29 Mayıs University) - Foreign Policy Making in the Age of Populism: Anti-Westernism and the Case of the 2017 Constitutional Referendum Campaign in Turkey

            Fatma Fulya Hisarlıoğlu (Doğuş University) - A Neo-Ottomanist Nostalgia for the Imperial Past: Heritage Populism and Turkish Foreign Policy

            Abdulkarim Yusuf Abdulle (Gebze Technical University) - The Way Forward for Turkey - Somalia Economic Partnership

            Yasemin Necmiye Tutar (Yeditepe University) & Miraç Kadıoğlu - Opinions of Somalian Students in Turkey towards Health Policies in Somalia

16.30-16.45: Coffee Break

16.45-18.45: Panel III: Populism in Africa I

            Chair: Volkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

            Hendrik Bullens - New Approaches towards Forced Migration and Displacement: Can They also Push Back Rising Populism?

            Kalid Abdirahman (Marmara University) & Kamal Tasiu Abdullahi (Marmara University) - Populism in Africa and Europe, comparative analysis

            Billy Agwanda - The Emergence and Evolution of Populism in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case of Party Politics and the Pursuit for ‘Development’

            Esra Okyıldız (Yeditepe University) - Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: The Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa period

 

14 May, Tuesday, Rectorate Building, 4th Floor, Green Hall

09.00-11.00:      Panel IV: Issues in Latin American Politics

            Chair: Selin Türkeş Kılıç (Yeditepe University)

            Carlos A.A.Rojas (Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) - The Meaning of Mexican NeoZapatismo within the Current Anti-systemic Movements

            Bahadır Kaynak (Altınbaş University) - The Impact of Shale Oil Revolution on Third World Populism: The Slow Death of Chavismo in Venezuela

            Emine Tahsin (Istanbul University) - Failures and success of neo-developmentalism in case of Brazil and Argentina

            Itır Toksöz (Doğuş University) - Populists in the Outer Space: How Space Programs Serve Populist Leaders in the Developing World

11.00-11.15:      Coffee Break

11.15-13.00:      Panel V: Three Regions and the EU

            Chair: Bilgen Sütçüoğlu (Yeditepe University)

            Cengiz Erişen (Yeditepe University) - Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York) - Intense Anger and Low Trust as Sources of Far-Right Vote in Europe

            Selin Türkeş Kılıç (Yeditepe University) - Asian Perspective on Brexit: The Diverging cases of Japan and China

            Ebru Turhan (Turkish-German University) - Perception of the European Union in the ASEAN: Shifts, Continuities and Internal Disputes 

            Emre Erdoğan (Istanbul Bilgi University) & Tuğçe Erçetin (Istanbul Bilgi University) - Looking to the Success of Populist Leaders from the Perspective of the Media Systems: A Comparison on the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Turkey

13.00-14.15:      Lunch Break

 

14.15-15.45:      Keynote Address: Stephen Chan (SOAS, University of London) - The Complexities of Populism in Africa and China

 

15.45-16.00:      Coffee Break

16.00-17.30:      Panel VI: Populism in Africa II

            Chair: Volkan İpek (Yeditepe University)

            Ömer Faruk Gençkaya (Marmara University) - Pınar Dikmen (Marmara University) New Populism and Constitutional Democracy: An Explanatory Framework

            Opeyemi Marcelina Aderinto (African Youths International Development Foundation) - Rethinking the Image of the African Woman as the Centrality of Empowerment

            Tunde Oladiti - TBA

            Tunji John Asaolu (AU ECOSOCC) - Populism in Africa - Case Study of Nigeria

18.00:   Departure from Yeditepe University to Misina Restaurant (Beylerbeyi)

 

15 May, Wednesday, Rectorate Building, 5th Floor, Green Hall 

09.00-11.00:      Panel VII: Populism in Asia I (Green Hall)

            Chair: Gizem Çakmak (Yeditepe University)                                                     

           Badrinath Rao (Kettering University) - Right-Wing Populism and the Eclipse of Democracy In India: Issues and Prospects

           Mohammad R. Soleymandarabi (University of Mazandaran) & Mohsen A. Marzbali (University of Mazandaran) - Traumatic Egalitarianism, Populism, and the Crisis of Development in Post-revolution Iran

           Matteo Mastracci (Koç University) - Authoritarian Populism in Malaysia and Judicial Independence

           Patrycja Karlowska (İstanbul University) - Ideology in the Service of Populism: The Case of South and North Korea

           Adalet Şahiner (Yeditepe University) - The Breakdown of Democracy: Populism

 

11.00-11.15:      Coffee Break

11.15-12.45:      Panel IX: Issues in the MENA Region

          Chair: Seda Ünsar (Yeditepe University)

          Alper Ecevit (Çukurova University) & Uğur Özdemir (Edinburgh University) - Who Emigrates? Individual Level Dynamics of Emigration from the MENA Region 

          Aylin Aydın Çakır (Yeditepe University) & Duygu Merve Uysal (Koç University) - How Does the Constitution-Writing Process affect the Content of the Constitutions in the Middle East?: Egypt, and Tunisia in Comparison

            Ahmed Mohsen (Istanbul Zaim University) - Egyptian Military Populism Discourse after 2013

            Melek Saral (SOAS University of London) - Human Rights in post-uprisings Tunisia and Morocco 

            Emirhan Duran (Marmara University) - Palestine Question and EU

12.45-14.00:      Lunch Break

14.00-16.00:      Panel X: Latin America: Populism and Beyond

            Chair: Mine Nur Küçük (Yeditepe University)

            Seda Demiralp (Işık University) - Rise of Populism in Fragile Democracies: from Latin America to Southeast Asia

            Selin Karana Şenol (Üsküdar University) - Determinants of Populism: The Case of Venezuela and Turkey

           Gizem Çakmak (Yeditepe University) & Aslı Postacı (Stockholm University) Transitional Justice in Argentina and Greece: a trans-continental comparison

            Hilal Erilter (Yeditepe University) - The Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Brazil

            Tuçe Genç (Yeditepe University) - Populism in Chile

16.00-16.15:      Coffee Break

16.15-17.45: Panel XI: Issues in African Politics

            Chair: Murat Arslan (Yeditepe University)

            Damla Cihangir Tetik (İstanbul Ayvansaray University) - Calculating the Level of European Aid Diversification in the ACP Countries

            Dawit H. Denegetu - Political Economy in Africa

            İbrahim Sönmez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) - Explaining Sexual Violence During Conflicts in Africa

16.15-18.00: Panel XII: Junior Panel, Üzeyir Garih Hall

          Chair: İlkim Büke Okyar (Yeditepe University)

         Yaren Yaşaroğlu – (Yeditepe University) - TBA

         Cansu İskender - (Yeditepe University) - TBA

        Şevval Özkaymak - (Yeditepe University) - TBA               

        Mehmet Emre Yurga - (Yeditepe University) - TBA

        Sonia Chabane - (Yeditepe University) - TBA

       Sena Aybek - (Yeditepe University) - TBA

       Hilal Aydemir – (Yeditepe University) - TBA