10th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium: "Migration, Diversity, and Identity"

revised: 19.04.2016

Date: April 27-28, 2016
Place: Illinois University
(Illini Union, General Lounge-Room 210- 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801)

Organized by:
European Union Center at the University of Illinois

Co-sponsored by:
European Institute, İstanbul Bilgi University; Jean Monnet Chair, İstanbul Kemerburgaz University; and the Center for Global Studies (CGS); the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC); and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois

This symposium will focus on the current debates in Turkey and the EU with regard to the refugee crisis, and the management of ethno-cultural and religious diversity in Turkey as well as the EU. Speakers will cover issues concerning the reconstruction of European identity revolving around the debates on the refugee crisis, Islamophobia, ISIS, the rise of Christian rhetoric in Eastern Europe, de-Europeanization, and Islamization of Turkey.

For detailed information: http://europe.illinois.edu/turkish-studies-symposium/

Speakers and Topics:

Ayhan Kaya (İstanbul Bilgi University)
“Turkey as a Country of Immigration: Homogenization of the Nation”

Bianca Kaiser (İstanbul Kemerburgaz University)
“Integration Challenges faced by EU Citizens in Turkey”

Canan Balkır (Visiting Scholar, EU Center, University of Illinois)
“Migrant Entrepreneurship in the EU: German-Turkish Entrepreneurs”

İlkay Südaş (İzmir Ege University)
“Life-Style Migrants in Turkey”

Saime Özçürümez (Bilkent University / Boston)
“Managing Diversity in Turkey: State Actors and Civil Society Actors Engaged in Integration”

Ulaş Sunata (Bahçeşehir University)
“Syrian Refugees in Turkey”


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