International Relations Department launches new Research Seminar SeriesThe International Relations Department launched a fresh initiative in November. Its seminar series (IRSS) provides a new forum for IR research at Bilkent, fostering an active academic environment in the field.
Recently recruited faculty member Dr Can E. Mutlu presented his award winning PhD research on â€˜Insecurity Communitiesâ€™ and their meaning for liberal security theory. His stimulating 20 minutes presentation invited a vibrant discussion. IR students and staff enjoyed the opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas within a high quality academic environment. The discussion was conducted in a highly professional and collegial fashion generating an intellectually stimulating atmosphere benefitting students and faculty alike. The series will continue on a monthly basis nurturing the demonstrably high quality of the IR research community at Bilkent. Interesees from all departments may contact the seminar convenors Dr Clemens Hoffmann at email@example.com or Dr Selver B. Sahin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next seminar will take place on December 12, 2013, 12.30-13.30, A326. Dr Pinar Ipek will talk on "Socialization in International Relations: A hard case, the EU Internal Energy Market". All are welcome!