Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium on Security - 12-15 December 2018

Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium on Security
Kadir Has University, Istanbul
12-15 December 2018

The Deadline for Applications is Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) is organizing the 4th Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) on Security. The Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) on Security will include the participation of 15 Greek and 15 Turkish International Relations specialists (MA students, PhD candidates, young PhD scholars, and professionals), aged 22-35 years old, and Greek and Turkish experts that will act as speakers and trainers on 12-15 December 2018 at Kadir Has University in Istanbul in partnership with the Thessaloniki-based Navarino Network and Conflictus and the support of Friedrich Naumann Stiftung,  and NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

The GTYLS includes sessions on “Understanding the Transactional Global Order”, “The Young Leaders Dimension”, “The State of Play in Greek-Turkish Relations”, “The Perspective of Journalists”, and “A NATO Perspective”. All debates and discussions will be channeled into the “Facilitated Ideation Workshop” facilitated by expert trainers where participants will work together to develop collaborative project proposals.

Participants are expected to meet the criteria listed below:

  • International Relations Specialists (MA students, PhD candidates, young PhD scholars, and professionals)
  • 22-35 years of age.
  • An interest in the areas of international relations, foreign policy, security, political economy, NATO, and Greek-Turkish relations.
  • Willing to establish networks and dialogue between Greece and Turkey.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.

Please note that the language of the Symposium is English.

The organizers will cover round trip airfare from Athens/Thessaloniki to Istanbul (for the Greek participants); accommodation in Istanbul for the duration of the Symposium (3 nights including breakfast for all non-Istanbul based participants); lunch for 4 days; and two dinners. Please note that although the Symposium is open to participants from all parts of Turkey and Greece and they are especially encouraged to apply, the organizers will only provide for air travel between Istanbul and Athens/Thessaloniki. The CIES may provide on a need basis a small travel stipend for those attending the Symposium from elsewhere in Turkey.

You may see the generic program here

In order to apply, please fill in the application form by 31 October 2018.