November 11, Bruce Desmarais (Pennsylvania State University, Political Science): "Spatial Modeling of Dyadic Geopolitical Interactions Between Moving Actors"
October 21, Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University, Political Science): "Me the People: How Populism Transforms Democracy" -
June 16, Jonathan Godfrey (Massey University, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences): "My accessibility marathon: No progress without pain"
May 20, Bonnie Honig (Brown University, Political Science): "Fabulation and the Right to the City: Political Intoxication in Hartman, Arendt, and Euripides’ Bacchae"
April 21, Kosuke Imai (Harvard University, Department of Government): "Use of Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Justice System: Experimental Evaluation"
April 9, Susan Stokes (University of Chicago, Political Science): "Is 'Direct Democracy' Good for Democracy?"
March 23, Nicholas Sambanis (University of Pennsylvania, Political Science): "Norms, Ideas, Identities: Overcoming Dicrimination Toward Immigrants"
March 10, Cas Mudde (University of Georgia, School of Public & International Affairs): "The Far Right Today".
February 24: Douglas McAdam (Stanford University, Sociology): "Putting Trump in Context: Race, Religion and the Erosion of Democracy".
January 28: Jeffrey Frieden (Harvard University, Department of Government): "Populism in Place: The Economic Geography of the Globalization Backlash".
December 10: Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University, Political Science): "Understanding Syria through Refugees' Stories: Bir Köprüden Geçtik".
January 8: Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture: Eleni Varikas: "The Outcasts of the World: The Figures of the Pariah".
November 8, Yeşim Arat & Şevket Pamuk (Bogazici University, Political Sciences and International Relations & History): Book Launch: Turkey Between Democracy and Authoritarianism.
June 18, Mneesha Gellman (Emerson College, Political Science): "Educational Policy in Comparative Context: Ethnic Minority Language Politics in Mexico and the United States".
April, 4, Ben Alexander (Harvard University, Department of English): "An Introduction to Digital Humanities: Origins and Challenges".
June 7, Michael Lipson (Concordia University, Political Science): "Gated Haven: Organized Hypocrisy and EU Asylum Policy".
May 29, Ceren Belge (Concordia University, Political Science): "The Rules of Difference: Honor Killings and National Identity in the Courts of Urfa and Diyarbakır".
April 27, Paola Rivetti (Dublin City University, School of Law and Government): "The Transformation of Activism under Authoritarian Constraints: Evidences from Iran".
March 23, Volkan Yılmaz (Dublin City University, School of Law and Government): "The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey".
March 16: Konstantinos Travlos (Özyeğin University, Political Science and International Relations): Consent and Management: A multi-method analysis of the correlates of interstate managerial coordination".
February 22: Yutaka Takaoka, Shingo Hamanaka & Kohei Imai, "Poll Survey on Syrians in Turkey: Findings and Implications".
February 19: Kostas Matakos (King's College London, Department of Political Economy): "Does Exposure to the Refugee Crisis Make Natives More Hostile?".
January 17: Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture: Étienne Balibar (Columbia University, Department of French and Romance Philology): "Democracy and Liberty in Times of Violence".
November 24: Murat Akan (Boğaziçi University, Political Science and International Relations): "The Politics of Secularism: Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey".
January 20: Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture: Ronald G. Suny (University of Michigan, History): "The Crisis of Contemporary Democracy: The Fate of an Experiment in the Age of Nationalism, Populism, and Neo-Liberalism".
December 14: Tolga Sınmazdemir (SOAS University of London, Politics and International Studies): "Exposure to Violence and Political Attitudes: A Study of Syrian Refugues in Turkey".
November 30: Selim Erdem Aytaç (Koç University, International Relations): "Why Do People Join Backlash Protests? Lessons from Turkey".
November 18: Sevinç Doğan (Koç University, Sociology): "Mahalledeki AKP:Taban Mobilizasyonu ve Siyasal Yabancılaşma".
April 27: Himani Bannerji (York University, Sociology), "The Fundamentalist Government in India and its effects on women's lives".
January 15: Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture: Vandana Shiva , "Making Peace with the Earth and Each Other".
November, 3: Moshe Behar (University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures): "The One-State/Two-States Controversy in post-1917 Palestine/Israel: Nationalism, Liberalism, Marxism, Bi-Nationalism".
April, 9: Karabekir Akkoyunlu (SOAS University of London, Politics and International Studies): "Rethinking Hybrid Regimes: Guardianship and Democracy in Turkey and Iran".
January, 7: Nergis Canefe (York University, Politics): "Human Suffering, Human Vulnerability and Human Capabilities - Critical Connections".
October, 10: Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University, International Politics): "Iraq in Crisis: The 2003 Iraq War and the Roots of the ‘Islamic State’".
May, 9-10: Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law for Modern Greece and Turkey
April, 4: Panel on History, Values and Change
January, 17: Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture: Loic Wacquant (University of California Berkeley, Sociology): "Inequality, Marginality and Social Jutsice in the City"
May, 9: Bertell Ollman (New York University, Politics): "The Future of Marxism"
December, 12: Janine Reinhard: "Argumentative Strategies and Bargaining Success at EU Intergovernmental Conferences"
July, 4: Round Table: Discussion by Salim Tamari and Eman Khammas on "Middle East Politica and its Future, with a special emphasis on Iraq, Syria, and Palestine"
June, 6: Stephen Castles: "Migration, Precarious Work and Rights: Historical and Current Perspectives"
June, 4: Wendy Brown (University of California Berkeley, Political Science): Is Capital Secular? A Re-reading of Marx
May, 16: Tiiu Pohl, "Putin`s Russia: Three Terms of Power"
March, 8-9: "Citizenship, Democracy and Diversity: Comparisons" Conference
January, 13: Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture: Rabab El-Mahdi (American University in Cairo, Political Science): "Egypt a Revolution in the Making"
December, 12-16: International Workshop on “Charities and Legitimacy of Organisation, Law, Accountability, and Transparency”
November, 25: Ji Zhe (Sorbonne University, Sociology): guest of Secularism, Democracy and Religion Graduate Seminar for a roundtable discussion on secularism in China
November, 22: Larry J. Diamond, "The Flow and Ebb of Democracy's Third Wave"
November, 4: Alfred Stepan, guest of Secularism, Religion and Democracy seminar for a discussion on Tunisia and Egypt
May, 6: Oscar Schmidt, "Institutional change or institutional persistence? An analysis of the evolution of access to land and water resources in South-Eastern Anatolia, Turkey"
April, 18: John Holloway, "Anger Towards the Autonomy of Money"
April, 8-9: Political Science and International Relations Department 2nd Graduate Conference
July, 22: Robert Latham (York University, Politics): “Israel and Palestine: Social Space, Security, and Alternative Sovereignties”
July, 17-18: "Establishing Order" co-organized by Yale University and Boğaziçi University
May, 26: Jurgen Mittag, “Towards a European Party System?: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Political Parties in the EU”
May, 10: Bülent Açma (Anadolu University, Economics): “The Cultural Economy of Hasankeyf and Zeugma”
May, 6: Jurgen Mittag: "From European Identity to City Advertising? The concept of the 'European Capital of Culture' and its changes"
April, 22: Feroz Ahmad: Pols 484 Seminar in Turkish Politics
April, 19: Dimitris Christopoulos (Heriot Watt University, Business): “Greece 2010: Migration and citizenship reform amidst the turmoil of financial crises”
April, 19: Roundtable Discussion In the same neighborhood: Citizenship and belonging in Turkey and Greece
April, 15: Joan W. Scott “On Secularism and Gender Equality”
April, 13: Cihan Tuğal (University of California Berkeley, Sociology): Seminar on his article "The Appeal of Islamic Politics: Ritual and Dialogue in a Poor District of Turkey"
April, 2-3: "Turkey and Change" Graduate Conference
March, 29: Zana Çitak (Middle East Technical University, International Relations): Seminar on her article “Between ‘Turkish Islam’ and ‘French Islam’: The Role of the Diyanet in the Conseil Français du Culte Musulman”
December, 4: Slavoj Zizek & Udi Aloni “Ideology in Post-Ideological World: Israel-Palestine Issue”
December, 3: Slavoj Zizek “Ideology in Post-Ideological World: Hollywood”
October, 21: Omnibus for Direct Democracy “Democracy in Motion”
September, 24-26: Istanbul Research Meeting: Law, Religion and Democracy
July, 28: Andrew Norris (University of California Santa Barbara, Political Science): “'The Chain of Reasons Has an End': Wittgenstein and Oakeshott on Rationalism and Practice"
July, 22: Beth Dougherty (Beloit College, International Relations): “War Crimes Tribunals: Balancing Local and International Concerns in Prosecutions”
July, 15: Behlül Özkan (Marmara University, International Relations): “Social Construction of Turkish Vatan”
June, 22: Cynthia Weber (University of Sussex, International Relations): “Filming the fear of difference: unsafe US citizens in post-9/11 America”
June, 9: Andrew Arato (New School for Social Research, Sociology): “Constitutional Court and the Future of Turkish Constitution Making”
June, 8: Jean Cohen: “The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions”
June, 3: ROUND TABLE: Michael Walzer (video), Benjamin Barber, Richard Bernstein, Nader Hashemi. Chair: Jean Cohen “Rethinking Secularism across the Islam-West Divide”
June, 3: Seyla Benhabib (Yale University, Political Science), Chair: Faruk Birtek (Bogazici University, Sociology): “Hannah Arendt and Raphael Lemkin on Genocide and The Concept of the Cultural Group”
June, 1: Peter Geschiere (University of Amsterdam, Anthropology): “Autochthony”: The Future of Citizenship: New Struggles over Belonging and Exclusion in Africa and Elsewhere”.
May, 29: Nancy Fraser (New School for Social Research, Philosophy): “Feminism, Capitalism and the Cunning of the History”
May, 27: Marc Nichanian: “Mourning and Reconciliation”
May, 21: Danilo Türk: "Multilateralism in an era of uncertainty: What role for the institutions of the UN system?"
April, 21: Pierre Tevanian: “A Conservative Revolution within Secularism (The Ideological Premises and Social Effects of French March 15, 2004 “Anti-Headscarf” Law”
April, 8: Fransesc Serra Massansalvador: “Transition in Spain: Towards a New Kind of State”
April, 6: Stavros Ioannides (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Philosophy): "Recent uprisings in Greece"
April, 3: Rıza Türmen: “Düşünce hürriyeti kısan kararlara karşı açılan davalarda AİHM verdiği kararlar”
March, 20: Lionel Vairon: "Invasion of Iraq and "the clash of civilizations": myths and realities of American strategy for democratization of the Arab world"
March, 6: Ellen Lust-Okar (Yale College, Politcal Science): “Competitive Clientelism and the Logic of Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Legislative Elections”
December, 4: Meeting with Rector and two provosts (Topic: How to improve university’s publication record.)
November, 27: Taner Timur: “Habermas’ı Okumak”
August, 5: Nilay Özok-Gündoğan (Florida State University, History): “"Peripheral" Experiences in A Provincial Context: A Research Agenda for the Social History of Mid-Nineteenth Century Diyarbekir”
July, 29: Onur Bakıner (Seattle University, Political Science): “Coming to Terms with the Past: A Study in Social Memory and Political Legitimacy”
July, 22: Veysi Kondu (Bilgi University, International Relations): “Stranger and Politics: Some Thoughts on Political Science Education”
July, 16: Arda İbikoğlu (Altınbaş University, Sociology): “Struggles for Control: F Type Prisons in Turkey”
July, 15: Thomas Koenig (Northwestern University, Sociology): “Some methodological and theoretical considerations to show, how and why the Eurupean Public Sphere does not work: The case of the Turkey EU Accesion Debate in ten countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the US)”
July, 10: Şener Aktürk (Koç University, International Relations): “Alevi and Kurdish Representation and Demands in Turkish Politics, 1950-2007”