Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey - Maintained by Tugrul Keskin
We are at a point in our work when we can no longer ignore empires and the imperial context in our studies. (p. 5)
― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Friday, April 3, 2015

CONFERENCE: Ninth Annual Transatlantic Security & Turkish Studies Symposium

Turkish Foreign Policy - Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, April 3, 2015
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2025A SDRP Ikenberry
2nd Floor
301 E. Gregory Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820 (map)
Co-sponsored by:
Russian, East European and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
Center for Global Studies (CGS)
Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES)

EUC, REEEC, and CGS are National Resource Centers funded by the US Department of Education Title VI grant. EUC is also an European Union Center of Excellence funded by the European Union.

Morning Session - Turkish Foreign Policy: A Local Perspective
8:15-8:30 AM
Drs. Edward Kolodziej, CGS Director and Interim ACDIS Director, and Anna Stenport, Director of the EUC, UIUC
8:30-9:15 AM
Çiğdem Benam, Boston College
"Opening Up the Turkish 'Black Box': Domestic Determinants of Turkish Foreign Policy"
9:15-10:00 AM
Can Kasapoğlu, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
"The Syrian Civil War and Turkey's Tough Choices: Ankara Facing the New Regional Security Environment"
10:00-10:30 AM
Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 AM
Kemal Kirişçi, Brookings Institution
"Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Why Were They Welcomed by the Turkish State?"
11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Ayhan Kaya, Istanbul Bilgi University
"Desecularization of the State and Society in Turkey and Its Impact on Turkish Foreign Policy: Islamization and Ottomanization"

Afternoon Session - Turkish Foreign Policy: A Regional/Global Perspective
1:30-2:15 PM
Bilgin Ayata, Freie Universität Berlin
"From Blessing to Curse? The Arab Uprisings and Its Implications on Turkish Foreign Policy"
2:15-3:00 PM
Ömer Taşpınar, Brookings Institution
"Turkey-EU Relations: Still Relevant?"
3:00-3:30 PM
Coffee Break
3:30-4:14 PM
Nilsu Gören,University of Maryland
"Extended Deterrence and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: The Turkish Case"
4:15-5:00 PM
Kemal Sılay, Indiana University
"A Political and Military Predicament: The Escalating Danger of Islamism in Turkey and Discourses against Its NATO Membership"
5:00-6:00 PM
6:00-8:00 PM
Dinner for participants and invited guests

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