The Dynamics of Turkish Defense Industrialization

Dr. Çağlar Kurç

Date&Time: 15.12.2017, Friday, 12.30
Room: A330

Turkey has been investing in its national defense industrial base since the 1980s. Recently, Turkey started to reap the fruits of this investment as the local production level has reached 60%. Yet, Turkey is far from its defense industrialization goal – self-sufficiency in defense production in 2023. In this paper, we will look into why Turkey adopts and continues to pursue self-sufficiency...Read More

Taking Tounge: Espionage and Intelligence in Sixteenth Century Mediterranean

Dr. Emrah Safa Gürkan
Date&Time: 29.11.2017, Wednesday, 12.40
Room: A130

This lecture will deal with historical roots of espionage and intelligence. Sharing the results of research on a number of archives and manuscript libraries in Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, Valladolid, Venice, Florence, Genoa and Malta, it will focus on sixteenth century Mediterranean where two empires, the Ottomans and the Habsburgs, engaged in a long and costly war. The time period under scrutiny...Read More

‘Killing norms softly’: US targeted killing, quasi-secrecy and the assassination ban

Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, Peace Talk : Young Scholar Series
International Relations Research Seminar Series

Dr. Andris Banka
Date&Time: 24.11.2017, Friday, 15.30
Room: A130

How does a once-forbidden practice become normal, legitimate, even routine? More specifically, how can those in government who desire this outcome make it so? These questions are posed in the context of a particular case: the programme of targeted killin...Read More

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