Conference on EU-Turkey Relations

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Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 10.00-17.15
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E3-101

“EU-Turkey Relations”  Conference is organized by the European Institute and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of Istanbul Bilgi University in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, TÜSES, KÜYEREL, Science Academy, Turkey and SODEV. 

The Conference will be held in English and Turkish, and there will be simultaneous translation. 

RSVP: Ms. Asli Aydin


10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee

10.30-10.45 Opening Speeches
Prof. Dr. Ege Yazgan, Acting Rector, İstanbul Bilgi University
Daniela Kuzu, Deputy Representative, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

10.45-12.15 Economics Session 
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Cem Başlevent
Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk: EU and Turkey’s Economic Development
Prof. Dr. Refet Gürkaynak: EU as a Carrot and Anchor for Economic Policymaking in Turkey 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lars Nilsson: Extending and Deepening EU Trade Relations: An Overview of Current Issues and Future Challenges

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Politics Session
Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Emre Erdoğan
Prof. Dr. İlter Turan: Parliamentary Democracy and Governance in the EU
Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kaya: Populism, Migration and Islam in the EU 
Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Monceau: Democratic Responsiveness of the EU 

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-17.00 Security Session
Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Erhan Doğan
Prof. Dr. Gencer Özcan: EU, Turkey and the Middle East
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Somer: EU, Turkey and the Kurdish Question
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raffaele Marchetti: Transnational Risks and Opportunities in the EU-Turkey Relationship

17.00-17.15 Closing Remarks