Burak Giray Hertie School  Title: ” Troop-providers’ ideational commitment to UN peacekeeping and effectiveness” Date: Monday, December 4th, 12.30 Place: A-130 *GE-250/1 points will be given. Abstract: Countries contribute to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations for a variety of reasons. That diversion of interest affects how the operations’ mandates are fulfilled. While some troop-providers align with the principles of UN…

Bilkent faculty members are among the scientists who have received this year’s Outstanding Young Scientist Awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA).  TÜBA introduced the Young Scientists Award Program (GEBİP) in 2001 to recognize and support young outstanding researchers working in the natural and social sciences as well as in engineering and medicine.  The…

Mark Berlin George Washington University “Why Armed Groups Adopt Extra-Lethal Violence: Evidence from the Jihadist Movement” Date & Time: December 1, 12:30 A-130 Abstract: Militant organizations behead, crucify, and maim civilians in conflicts around the world. Existing research argues that armed groups use such violence to attain publicity, deter disloyalty, or outbid rivals. However, current scholarship…

Bilkent IR JobTalks Tusi (Ündes) Wen Duke University “Wrestling with the Strong: Crisis Bargaining and Authoritarian Politics under Power Asymmetry” Date & Time: November 28, 12:30 A-130 Abstract: Conventional wisdom suggests that relative power determines the outcome of conflict and conflict resolution in anarchic or weak institutional settings. Consequently, the weak are at the mercy of…

Bilkent IR Book Talks Dr. Paul F. Diehl University of Illinois Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Texas-Dallas “When Peacekeeping Missions Collide: Balancing Multiple Roles in Peace Operations” Day & Time: November 2, 16:00 https://zoom.us/j/9194704858?pwd=cmFNd0ptUG9PNjJsRGsvYXNETWpCQT09 Meeting ID: 919 470 4858 Passcode: 684477 Biography: Paul F. Diehl is an independent scholar of international relations.  He…

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…