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IRSS Continues with a Talk on the Tan Matbaası Incident (December 4, 1945)


This semester’s third IRSS seminar was delivered on 26 March 2015 by James Ryan (Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Researcher at Bilkent’s IR Department). Mr. Ryan’s intriguing paper was entitled “The Anatomy of a Riot: Political Violence, the Birth of Multiparty Politics and the Destruction of Tan Matbaası, December 4, 1945.” The seminar was organized in cooperation with the Department of Political Science, with Dr. Onur İşçi (IR) serving as di...Read More


IRSS continues with Talk on Juridification and de-juridification of International Law

This semester’s second IRSS seminar was delivered by Asst. Prof. Dr. Elena Cirkovic on 24 February 2015. Dr. Cirkovic’s engaging seminar was well attended by both faculty members and undergraduate and graduate students. It was entitled: “Juridification and de-juridification of International Law: Responsibility to Protect and the question of intervention in Syria and Northern Iraq”.
The presented problem is one of the immanent political and legal urgencies of our times that has ...Read More


The G-20 Debated at Bilkent

In Early February the Department was delighted to welcome Prof. Anthony Payne (The University of Sheffield, Department of Politics), co-Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI). The event was part of the Department’s Jean Monnet Seminars organized by JM Chair and Acting Chair Assoc. Prof. Dimitris Tsarouhas.
Prof. Payne’s research encompasses, inter alia, the G-20 and its role in global governance. He has written extensively on the subject and kindly shar...Read More


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