International Relations Department launches new Research Seminar Series

The 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 ‘Insecurity Communities’ 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 or Dr Selver B. Sahin at 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!