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Four sessions are planned to cover the continents and a region to be discussed during the Tricontinental Conference 2017. In addition to the ones on Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, specific sessions on Turkish foreign policy towards these areas is included in the program. By doing so, the aim is to concentrate on how Turkey perceives not only its close neighborhood in the Middle East but also further neighborhood of Africa and Latin America. The Tricontinental Conference 2017 participants have the chance to present their papers in English, French or Spanish (Turkish is optional for Turkish Foreign Policy Specific Sessions) respectively. Translation service will be provided in each session. The key themes on which the Tricontinental Conference 2017 participants can prepare an abstract and then submit a full paper are: 

General Themes:

-          Remnants of the Atlantic slave trade in Africa/ Latin America

-          Colonial legacy and neocolonialism in Africa/Latin America/the Middle East

-          Formation of national identity in postcolonial Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Civil-military relations in postcolonial Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Democratization process in postcolonial Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Civil wars in postcolonial Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Economic development models in contemporary Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Migration from Africa/Latin America/ Middle East to Europe at present

-          Role of terrorism in contemporary African/Latin American/Middle Eastern politics

-          Transportation in Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Impact of the Arab Spring on Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Piracy in West and East Africa

-          Fighting diseases in postcolonial Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Social movements in Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Political economy in Africa/Latin America/ Middle East

-          Conflict resolution in Africa /Latin America/ Middle East

-          Corruption in Africa /Latin America/ Middle East

-          Failed and collapsing states in Africa /Latin America/ Middle East

-          Poverty and inequality in Africa /Latin America/ Middle East

-          Heavily indebted poor countries in Africa /Latin America/ Middle East

-          Turkish Foreign Policy Towards Africa

-          Turkish Foreign Policy Towards Latin America

-          Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East

Particularized Themes on Africa:

-          The continental “who are we” ?: How the postcoloniality impacts identity between Europe and Africa  ?

-          J’arrive tout de suite:  The French way of regulating West African conflicts

-          I am not playing any more: Why to refuse the results of Presidential elections in Africa?

-          More or less corn in Malawi?: The impact of IMF and World Bank on African economies

-          Bus stops and “ship stops” in Morocco and Libya on the road to Europe: Essences of migration from Africa

-          I feel weird and tired today: The 2014 Ebola disease in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

-          Once East and now West African problem: Pirates of the Atlantic

-          Border transitions with no visa: What Agenda 2063 brings to Africa?

-          African Solutions for African Problems: Myth or Real?

-          Same ID cards different backgrounds: The Afroturks in Turkey

-          A spectre is haunting Africa, the spectre of Confucius: Africa in Chinese foreign policy

Particularized Themes on Latin America:

-          The intractable problem with Latin America’s record on human rights: rights of indigenous peoples

-          In memory of Lucía Pérez and many more: women in Latin America

-          What comes in waves and cycles: constitutional moments and constitution-making in Latin America

-          The final transition and democratic deepening: two steps forward, one step back?

-          Early presidential exits: more and more innovation?

-          In relentless pursuit of equality?:  social programs in Latin America:

-          Social movements and protest activism in Latin America: does ‘la política de la calle’ deliver?  

-          An uphill battle? : environmental activism in Latin America

-          Religion and politics: social issues and the ballot box

-          Judicialization of politics: when the judges step in   

-          Reckoning or Forgetting?: transitional justice in post-authoritarian and post- conflict settings

-          Thorn in the governments’ side: drug wars

-          The transformation of violence and conflict: from civil wars and revolutionary struggle to organized crime in Latin America

-          Reinventing itself?: the military in Latin America

-          Paramilitarism in Latin America: for keeps or doomed to disband?

-          The dearth of analysis or underestimation?: the northern triangle

-          Decriminalizing drugs: the search for a new paradigm

Particularized Themes on the Middle East:

-          Colonial Legacy and Neocolonialism: Old Wine in New Bottles?

-          Revolution and Regime Change/Popular Protest and Social Movements: Freedom Freedom! What about Equality?

-          State-building and Nation-building: A Tumultuous Process

-          Religion and Politics: The Battle between Laicism/Secularism vs Political Islam

-          Identity Politics as a Hegemonic Western Concept -    Interruptions in Electoral     Politics: Military and Politics

-          Democratization: The State of Democratic Deepening and Consolidation, if any

-          Institutions: Development and Underdevelopment, The Sword of Damocles

-          Mass Empowerment and Disempowerment: Praxis on Grounds

-          Transformation of Violence and Conflict: Civil Wars, Peace Settlements, and Conflict Resolution

-          Migration and Refugee Crisis: An Enduring Human Problem

-          Foreign Policy: Alliances of Convenience, Hegemony and Routine

Particularized Themes on Turkish Foreign Policy:

-          The Impact of (Non)governmental and International Organizations on Turkish foreign policy 

-          Analysis of Paradigm Shifts in Turkish foreign policy

-          From Hard Power to Soft Power: Conduct of Turkish foreign policy 

-          Between Europe and the Middle East: The Transformation of Turkish foreign policy

-          Geopolitical Transformation

-          Theoretical Arguments on Turkish foreign policy towards Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

-          Identity Politics and foreign policy

 

Türk Dış Politikası Oturum Başlıkları

-            Türk Dış Politikasında Ulusal (Kamusal veya Sivil) ve Uluslararası Örgütlerin Etkisi

-            Türk Dış Politikasında Paradigma Değişikliklerinin Analizi

-            Sert Güçten Yumuşak Güce: Türk Dış Politikasının Yapılışı

-            Avrupa ve Ortadoğu Arasında: Türk Dış Politikasının Dönüşümü

-           Jeopolitik Dönüşüm

-           Türk Dış Politikasında Afrika, Latin Amerika ve Ortadoğu’ya Yönelik Teorik Tartışmalar

-           Kimlik Siyaseti ve Dış Politika