Talking Development: The Glocal Approach, Global Goals & Local Solutions: SDGs and the Role of Business

The Center for European and International Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University and the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR Turkey), in cooperation with Asia Minor, a modern concept company that generates ideas together with its partners with its operating principle being to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has launched a new initiative in the form of a series of periodic debates on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The thematic debate on the SDGs and the Role of Business took place on 12 June 2018. It aimed to bring together representatives from civil society, the private sector, academia, governments, and international organizations is a roundtable discussion to discuss why partnerships matter in order to implement the SDGs. [...]

Panel Discussion on Russian Foreign Policy

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) held a panel discussion on Russian Foreign Policy and Turkish-Russian Relations with the participation of Professor Pavel Baev of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Brookings Institution on Thursday, 7 June.   [...]


With the participation of key actors in civil society and research centers, the CIES organized a Needs Assessment Workshop on June 5, 2018 to identify changing needs in civil society organizations, identify priority areas for training and capacity building, and encourage constructive dialogue. This workshop focused on two main topics that are mainly targeting the capacities of CSOs: Institutional Capacity and Human Resources. In Institutional Capacity; management, funds (budget management), legal issues, communication and prestige / awareness / brand value will be focused. In Human Resources topic, the strengths and weaknesses of the level of knowledge and skill; opportunities and threats will be identified. In this workshop, revealing the changing needs of different types of CSOs are aimed. [...]

Europe Day Message from the CIES Director – 9 May 2018

Today the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) commemorates and celebrates Europe Day. Sixty-eight years after Robert Schuman's ground-breaking, forward-looking speech, on the heels of the Second World War and in the midst of the evolving Cold War, that launched the greatest peace project in history, it is important to take stock of the accomplishments since that time. We should not to lose sight of its relevance in these times of turbulence, populism, and possible backtracking on the acquis of the ideals and values of the European project itself.   [...]