“Lessons from Turkey’s negotiations with the EEC: A Practical Perspective on IR” Date & Time: February 19, 12:30 A-130 Bio: Arda Ozansoy, who received his PhD in International Relations from Bilkent University in 2023, will discuss practical aspects of international relations by drawing from his dissertation (“Negotiating Development among Unequals: Turkey and the European Economic Community,…

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, awarded Assoc. Prof. Hakan Kırımlı of the Department of International Relations, the Cross of Ivan Mazepa by presidential decree. The Cross of Ivan Mazepa is awarded to citizens of Ukraine as well as foreign citizens and stateless persons for their significant contribution to the revival of national, cultural, artistic, spiritual,…

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Efe Tokdemir from the Department of International Relations has recently been recognized by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Efe Tokdemir has received TÜBİTAK Incentive Award for 2023, for his “outstanding international studies on conflict analysis, foreign policy and public opinion in the field of international relations”.…

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…

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…