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IRSS continues with Talk on Russia’s geopolitical spaces


The first International Relations Research Seminar Series (IRSS) talk in Spring 2015 was recently held at our Department. Guest speaker was a Visiting Fellow of our Department, David Savarin. David is a PhD candidate at King’s College London.

In his talk, entitled “The construction of ‘geopolitical spaces’ in Russian foreign policy discourse before and after the Ukraine crisis”, David examined the geopolitical discourse of Russia’s ruling elite and the constr...Read More


New Public Diplomacy debated at IR Department


On December 16, Jonathan Henick, Counselor for Public Affairs at the Embassy of the United States of America, visited our Department. Mr. Henick delivered a speech entitled “US Public Diplomacy: Pitfalls and Opportunities”. The presentation was part of the IR439 Turkish Foreign Policy course offered by Amb. Ret. Onur Gökçe, a Senior Lecturer at our Department..
Mr. Henick’s interactive presentation covered the significance of public diplomacy for governments as well as pr...Read More


Dr Onur İşçi receives TUBITAK grant

Dr. Onur İşçi has been granted the TUBITAK Reintegration Scholarship (BIDEB 2232) – a two year research grant that supports Turkish academics returning home from overseas doctoral training.
İşçi holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and recently joined Bilkent’s IR faculty in September 2014. He is a diplomatic historian, whose teaching and research interests include the convergence of 19th century empires and the history of 20th century international relations.
As part...Read More


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