Çağlayan Başer Syracuse University “How Conflict is Affected by Gender:  Female Combatants, Gender Norms & Rebel Survival” Date & Time: May 22nd, 10.30 A-130 Seminar Room Abstract: Existing research demonstrated that women participate in two-thirds of rebel groups in various roles, yet little is known about the conditions under which female recruitment can benefit rebel…

Ömer Faruk Şen Ph.D. Candidate University of Missouri “Resisting Hegemony: De-Dollarizing through Gold” Date & Time: May 27th, 10.30 Venue: A-130 Seminar Room Bio: Ömer Faruk Şen is a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate with a Fulbright Scholarship at the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. His dissertation explores government policies aimed at…

ChaeEun Cho Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science Vanderbilt University “Who Gets on Board? The Role of Trade Export Similarity in Determining Participation in Economic Sanctions” Date & Time: May 29th, 10.30 Venue: A-130 Seminar Room Bio: I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. My research lies at the intersection of international…

“Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa, How Ideology Shapes Foreign Policy,” a recent book coauthored by Assoc. Prof. Özgür Özdamar and Dr. Sercan Canbolat (IR’2014 MA graduate), was awarded the “Best Book in Foreign Policy Analysis” prize by the International Studies Association (ISA).  Published by Cambridge University Press, the book explores the study…

On October 9, the Department of International Relations, in cooperation with Ankara Policy Center and the Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, held a conference titled “Turkish Foreign Policy on the 100th Anniversary of the Republic: A Reckoning and the Future.” The conference, held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the…

The Department of International Relations organized an event in June to honor Prof. Ali Karaosmanoğlu, who served as chair of the department from 1988 to 2007. During the event, Prof. Karaosmanoğlu, Rector Kürşat Aydoğan, FEASS Dean Refet Gürkaynak, Prof. Ersel Aydınlı and IR Department Chair Özgür Özdamar gave speeches. Prof. Karaosmanoğlu expressed his gratitude to…