In Cooperatıon wıth the Department of Internatıonal Relatıons of Kadır Has Unıversıty

UNDERSTANDING TURKEY – RUSSIA RELATIONS FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Kadir Has Unıversıty, Istanbul

19 February 2016

Hall 405

Draft Program


10:00 – 10:30  Opening Speech

Professor Mustafa Aydın, Rector, Kadir Has University


10:30 – 12:00  Russia and Turkey: From Empires to Nation States

Chair: Lerna Yanık, Kadir Has University


  • Geography, Identity and Motherland: Ottoman-Russian Relations in the 19th Century

Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu, Yıldız Technical University

  • Looking at History: The Perception of the Ottomans/Turks in Russian Textbooks

Evren Balta, Yıldız Technical University


  • After Many Calamities: The Historic Role of the Russian Church

Elçin Macar, Yıldız Technical University


  • The Construction of the Motherland: The Soviet Union And Turkey

Behlül Özkan, Marmara University


12:00 -13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Russian-Turkish Relations from a Foreign Policy Perspective

Chair: Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe, Kadir Has University

  • The Parameters of Turkish-Russian Relations in the 2000s

Emre Erşen, Marmara University


  • A Neorealist Analysis Turkish-Russian Relations after the Cold War: From the Dip to the Peak and Back, 1991-2016

Şener Aktürk, Koç University


  • Turkey, Russia and the Syrian Crisis

Gencer Özcan, Istanbul Bilgi University


  • A New Cold War and the Return of Turkish-Russian Military Competition

Serhat Güvenç, Kadir Has University and Sıtkı Egeli, Izmir University of Economics


14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Energy and Migration

Chair: Salih Bıçakcı, Kadir Has University

  • Is Interdependence a Myth? Economic and Trade Relations between Turkey and Russia

Ahmet Kasım Han, Kadir Has University


  • The Energy Factor in Turkey-Russia Relations: What Kind of a Dependency?

Mitat Çelikpala, Kadir Has University


  • The Human Dimension of Turkey-Russia Relations: The Forgotten Migrations and Lost Immigrants

Biriz Karacay, Koç University


Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Gencer Özcan, Bilgi University

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu, Yıldız Teknik University

Prof. Dr. Mitat Çelikpala, Kadir Has University

Doç. Dr. Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Kadir Has University

Doç. Dr. Evren Balta, Yıldız Teknik University


“1914-2014:

The Trials and Tribulations of Turkish Foreign Policy”

The Department of International Relations at Kadir Has University in cooperation with the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) and the Middle East and Africa Research Center kindly invite you to a panel discussion titled “1914-2014: The Trials and Tribulations of Turkish Foreign Policy” to be held at Kadir Has University’s Fener Hall on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 13:00. The language of the event is Turkish.

Almost a century has passed since the Ottoman Empire entered the First World War on 28 October 1914 by bombing Russia’s Black Sea ports. The decision in part was motivated by the front line status of the country and the need to preserve the empire. In the ensuing century, much has changed since the founding of the Turkish republic in 1923 yet much has remained the same with Turkey continuing to be a frontline state through its history. Today this situation remains the same with the proliferation of conflict zones around Turkey’s borders with Syria, Iraq and the Black Sea. As a result, Turkish foreign and security policy finds itself under strain to project a coherent plan of action to address the numerous challenges the country faces. This panel discussion with its distinguished speakers is meant to elucidate some of the dilemmas Turkey has faced historically in its foreign policy formulation and to debate the current developments.

The panelists include:

·         Serhat Güvenç, Professor of International Relations

·         Soli Özel, Lecturer in International Relations and Columnist, Haber Turk

·         Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Columnist, Milliyet

·         Salih Bıçakcı, Associate Professor of International Relations

·         Mitat Çelikpala, Professor of International Relations (Moderator)

The Fourth Istanbul Human Security Conference

"Twenty Years On: Human Security at a Crossroads"

23-24 October 2014

The Fourth Istanbul Human Security Conference, “Twenty Years On: Human Security at a Crossroads” will be taking place will take place at Kadir Has University on 23-24 October 2014.

The Fourth Istanbul Human Security Conference is a unique collaboration between the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, the United Nations Human Security Unit, the Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey, and the Department of International Relations at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, the host organization.

This year the focus is on the 20th anniversary of human security since its conceptualization by the UNDP report in 1994. The aim of the “20 Years On: Human Security at Crossroads” conference is to provide a forum to critically explore how human security has developed within academic and policy realms and its future trajectories.

The conference is organized under four key themes

• Critical Perspectives of Human Security

• Human Security Impact and Policy Implications

• Local Operationalization of Human Security Agendas

• Future Trajectories and New Frontiers

You can find more information at the conference website:

http://www.istanbulhumansecurity.org./

Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses Conference

24-27 October 2013

The 2013 Human Security Conference is a unique collaboration between the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA), the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) at Coventry University and Kadir Has University in Istanbul, the host organisation.

The Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses conference explores recent human security risks, threats and crises and considers how humanitarian perspectives and approaches developed over the last few decades can be applied in challenging environments.

This year we are bringing together two annual events, the Istanbul Human Security Conference and the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies.

Human security is a people-centered approach which recognizes that lasting peace and social justice cannot be achieved unless people are protected from threats to their rights and basic needs. Threats to human security include violence and abuse of human rights, corruption and bad governance, disasters and climate change, and poverty and poor access to basic services.

The conference is organized under four key themes

Human Security Debate: Lessons from Humanitarianism

Politics and Practices of Natural Disasters and Disaster Response

Socio-economic Realities of Humanitarian Crises

Now Players in the Humanitarian Arena, with Special Attention to Turkey

Conference program


GOOD GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE SERIES

Black Sea Region

GOVERNANCE AND DIALOGUE

Together with the International Department of the City of Vienna www.wien.gv.at

the Institute for Go-Governance, Vienna, www.go-governance.com

and Kadir Has University Istanbul www.khas.edu.tr

Venue: Kadir Has University, Istanbul

Date: May 10, 2013

Organisers: (Vienna) Prof Dr Melanie Sully, Executive Director Institute for Go-Governance;

Assoc. Prof. Salih Bıçakcı, Kadir Has University, Istanbul.

Registration office@go-governance.com

This conference continues the successful series started in Odessa May, 2011 and continued last year in June at the Tbilisi State University. It brings together experts, academics, civil society representatives and diplomats from different countries of the European Union and the Black Sea Region to look at the state of play on democratic culture and governance, progress made to date and challenges for faster implementation in the future.


Human Security: Threats, Risks, Crises

The 2. Istanbul Human Security Conference is being organised jointly by Coventry University, Kadir Has University, Middle East Technical University and Abant İzzet Baysal University on 18-19 October 2012.

The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) at Coventry University is home to an innovative research group, CPRS Turkey, that seeks to explore a wide range of conflict and peace related matters with a specific reference to Turkey. One of CPRS Turkey’s primary objectives is to organise an annual conference series called “Istanbul Human Security Conference”.

Human security is a people-centred approach to global security which recognises that lasting peace and social justice cannot be achieved unless people are protected from threats to their rights and basic needs. Among the main human security threats are: violence and abuse of human rights; corruption and bad governance; disasters and climate change; and poverty and poor access to basic services. Therefore, the purpose of the conference series is to explore the concept and approaches to human security and focussing on the theme of ‘new challenges and new perspectives’ in 2011, the 2. Istanbul Human Security Conference will explore recent human security risks, threats and crises that have been affecting different parts of the world.

In general, the conference series provides a forum to explore how the subject of human security is perceived at academic, policy and practical levels in terms of difficulties faced and responses designed and undertaken. Furthermore, Turkey’s human security challenges will be investigated in comparison to international experiences to create and accomplish a wide, active and innovative network of individuals and institutions working on peace and security related issues in Turkey and abroad.

Program details


Security, Democracy and Development in the Southern Caucasus and the Black Sea Region

The Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), in cooperation with Kadir Has University, are organizing an international conference on Security, Democracy and Development in the Southern Caucasus and the Black Sea Region that will take place at Kadir Has University, Istanbul on 11-13 October 2012.

The conference offers a forum for the presentation and discussion of ongoing research projects. It will consist of thematic panels, roundtables and keynote speeches bringing together researchers and policy makers.

Registration

If you are interested in attending the conference as a guest, please register here.

Content

The conference overall will address the interaction of security, democracy and development in the Southern Caucasus and the wider Black Sea region. Specific topics and debates will be explored within and between these broad themes. Research papers will include contributions from a variety of social science disciplines as well as interdisciplinary work. Panels and roundtables will analyse evolving state level, regional and broader international processes, present new scholarship and allow the exchange of ideas from a wide variety of national, theoretical and intellectual perspectives.

Conference Programme (last updated: 26 September 2012)

Scientific Committee

Roy Allison (Oxford University), Pavel Baev (Peace Research Institute Oslo), Nicolas Hayoz (University of Fribourg), Ghia Nodia (Ilia State University), Dimitrios Triantaphyllou (Kadir Has University)

For further information about the Conference (logistical information and timeline), please visit the ASCN website:www.ascn.ch


Transatlantic Trends and the Role of Turkey

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University are pleased to announce our upcoming public debate on “Transatlantic Trends and the Role of Turkey” to be held at Kadir Has University (Cibali, Istanbul), Galata Room on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 between 13:30 and 18:30.

During this event a public launch and presentation will be made of the Transatlantic Trends 2012 simultaneously in Istanbul; Washington, DC; Brussels; Berlin; and elsewhere in Europe. The Transatlantic Trends is a public opinion survey in its eleventh consecutive year that measures broad public opinion in the United States, Turkey, and eleven European Union countries and gauges transatlantic relations through interviews with more than 13,000 people.

Two expert discussion panels on Turkey and the West: The Role of Public Opinionand Transatlantic Perspectives on the Arab Awakeningswill also be held in order to assess the state of the Transatlantic relationship and Turkey’s role.

A link to the event program may be found below.  If you are interested in attending this event please send an e-mail message to cies@khas.edu.tr.

Event Program

There will be a live webcast of the "Transatlantic Trends and the Role of Turkey" event co-organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Center for International and European Studies.  To access the webcast please click on the following link at 13:30 on Wednesday 12 September:

 


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