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IR Talk focuses on Russian-Turkish Relations

On October 15 Dr. Samuel Hirst from the European University, St.
Petersburg, delivered a guest lecture at our Department. Dr. Hirst\'s
lecture elaborated on Turkish-Russian relations by drawing from historical
precedents, and sought to link Soviet experiences in Afghanistan during
the 1920s with the equivalent relations that the Bolshevik regime
cultivated with newly independent Turkey after 1923. Moreover, the talk
linked past with present, as Dr. Hurst...Read More


IR QS Results

The latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of world universities provides yet another confirmation of the stellar work undertaken in our Faculty. In the subject category “Politics and International Studies Bilkent ranks among the best 101-150 programs in the world, surpassing many prominent Departments of Politics/IR across the globe.


The QS World Rankings evaluate over 3,000 universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty and inte...Read More


Bilkent IR professor holds guest lectures at Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Under the framework of the EU’s Erasmus Teaching Staff Mobility (TSM) scheme, Dr Clemens Hoffmann, Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, paid a visit to one of the IR Department’s partner institutions, the Department of Political and Public Administration at Vrije University (VU), Amsterdam, the Netherlands during the last week of September. He delivered a series of guest lectures drawing on his expertise on the environment and conflict. Undergraduate students in ...Read More


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