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Conference: Provincializing Populism

Conference: Provincializing Populism

The conference is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Department of International Relations.

Date: September 4, 2018
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E3-101


09.30-10.00     Registration    

10.00-11.00     Keynote Speaker: Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser (Diego Portales University, Department of Political Science) 
Populism vs. Democracy: State of the Art and Future Research Agenda   

11.00-11.15      Coffee Break    

11.15-13.00      Panel I: Different Faces of Populism 

Ayhan Kaya (İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of International Relations) 
Mainstreaming of Right-wing Populism in Europe through Islamophobia: A Civilizational Turn

Emre Erdoğan (İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of International Relations) 
Pınar Uyan Semerci (İstanbul University, Department of International Relations)  
Populism/s: Singular or Plural?

Murat Borovalı (İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of International Relations)  
Liberal Democracy and Populism   

13.00-14.30      Lunch   

14.30-15.30      Keynote Speaker: Emilia Palonen (Helsinki University, Department of Political Science) 
Rethinking and Researching Populism: the Case of Hungary   

15.30-17.30      Panel II: The Case of Turkey 

Cemil Boyraz (İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of International Relations)  
Political-Economic Sources of the Rise of the Populism in Turkey

Emre Erdoğan (İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of International Relations)  
Tuğçe Erçetin (İstanbul Bilgi University,  Student at PhD in Political Science)
Mirror mirror on the wall, please tell me…: The Populist Rhetoric of the New Media of New Turkey during the 16th April Referendum

Evren Balta (Özyeğin University)
Populism and Foreign Policy: the Case of Turkey  

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser (PhD, Humboldt University of Berlin) is a professor of political science at Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile. Before joining Diego Portales University, he was a Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Sussex in the UK and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) in Germany. He has written together with Cas Mudde, Populism: A Very Short Introduction, (Oxford University Press, 2017), and he is one the editors of The Oxford Handbook of Populism (Oxford University Press, 2017). His research on populism has been published in the journals Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Party Politics and Political Studies, among others.

Emilia Palonen
teaches politics at the University of Helsinki and engages on populism and democracy at the Academy of Finland funded consortium Mainstreaming Populism in the 21st Century. She has authored articles and book chapters on Hungary and Europe, politics of memory and discourse analysis, and edited volumes on populism such as the e-volume Populism on the Loose (2018). In the past, she has held fellowships at Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Collegium Budapest, Humboldt University in Berlin. After her MA and PhD in Ideology and Discourse Analysis (Essex) she did a postdoctoral fellowship with the late Ernesto Laclau. She has a BA in Contemporary East European Studies (London) and as an expert on Hungarian politics, she has recently published on populism, nationalism and illiberalism at Journal of Contemporary European Studies: Performing the nation: the Janus-faced populist foundations of illiberalism in Hungary is available open access 10.1080/14782804.2018.1498776. Palonen engages on platinum open access for academic journals and launched op-ed publication for the Finnish Political Science Association that she currently chairs.