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A majority of GLODEM's events focused on value-added academic activities including seminars and conferences. These academic events serve as forums in which members of the academic community at large may engage in debate or introduce new perspective relevant to GLODEM's three broad areas of expertise. These events incorporate leading Turkish academics, invited international academics, and Turkish graduate student

December 21, 2016 

GLODEM Semineri 

CASE Z-24 -17:00

Sunum: Ozan Caglar ve Eren Ocakverdi

Başlık: IFRS-9 Ve Makroekonomik Modelleme

Özet: Finansal kriz boyunca, kredi ve diğer finansal araçlar kaynaklı kayıpların muhasebeleştirilmesinin ötelenmesi, finansal araçların sınıflandırılmasının karmaşık olması çeşitli eleştirilere yol açmıştır. Özellikle IAS-39 standardının oluşmuş zararların muhasebeleştirilmesi ilkesine dayalı olması, ekonomide yaşanabilecek dalgalanmaların temerrüt olasılıkları üzerinde oluşturabileceği etkiyi dikkate almaması standardın zayıf yönü olarak görülmüştür. IFRS-9 standardı, bu eleştirilere cevap olarak Uluslararası Muhasebe Standartları Kurulu (UMSK/IASB) tarafından 01.01.2018 tarihinde yürürlüğe girecek şekilde yayınlanmıştır. IFRS-9’un getirdiği en önemli yeniliklerden birisi de temerrüt olasılığı modellerine makroekonomik faktörlerin eklemlenmesidir. Makroekonomik faktörlerin gecikmeli etkisi de göz önüne alınacak olursa, bu durum, ekonominin daralma aşamalarında hem takibe dönüşüm oranlarının hem de kredi karşılıklarının ihtiyatlı biçimde artacağı anlamına gelir. Finansal istikrar açısından da önem taşıyan bu konu sunum sırasında tartışılacaktır.

Özgeçmiş:

Dr. Ozan Çağlar, Yapı Kredi bünyesinde Kredi Riski Bütçe ve Raporlama kıdemli müdürü olarak görev yapmaktadır. Gazi Üniversitesi Ekonometri bölümü’nden lisans derecesine sahiptir. İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesinde MBA ve Uluslararası Ekonomi Politik yüksek lisansları yapmış, doktorasını Okan Üniversitesi Bankacılık ve Finans alanında tamamlamıştır. Uzmanlık alanları olan Finansal Muhasebe ve Kredi Riski konularında 10 yıllık tecrubeye sahiptir.

Eren Ocakverdi, Yapı Kredi bünyesinde Analitik ve Araştırma Danışmanı olarak görev yapmaktadır. Bankacılık ve finans sektörüne geçmeden önce Türk Sanayicileri ve İşadamları Derneği'nde (TÜSİAD) Ekonomik Araştırmalar'dan sorumlu Bölüm Başkanlığı görevini yürütmüştür. Uzmanlık alanları olan Türkiye ekonomisi ve sayısal modelleme konularında 15 yıldır uygulamaya dönük çalışmalar yapmakta ve son 5 yıldır da çeşitli platformlarda seminerler/eğitimler vermektedir. İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (İTÜ) İşletme Mühendisliği Bölümü'nden lisans ve yüksek lisans derecelerine sahiptir.

 

December 9, 2016 

The 2nd Turkish International Political Economy Society Conference will take place at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University on 9 December 2016.

For more information please click here.

Click here to see the conference program. 

November 25, 2016

GLODEM Workshop on Turkish Multinational Corporations Abroad: Trends, Strategies and Motivations

Place & Time: CAS 127 / 13.30-17.30 

The schedule for this workshop is included below.

R.S.V.P. to omumcuoglu15@ku.edu.tr by 21 November 2016.
 

Schedule:

13.30 - 14.20 Turkey’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Trends And Patterns of Mergers and Acquisitions

Canan Yıldırım, Kadir Has University

14.20-15.10 Effectiveness of Springboard FDI Strategy: Evidence from Turkish Acquisitions

Ahmet Sedat Aybar, Aydın University

15.10-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-16.20 Turkish Multinationals: Recent Trends, Motivations and Strategies

Caner Bakır, Koç University

16.20-17.10 Chinese Investment to Turkey: Beginning of a New Era?

Altay Atlı, Koç University

To see the poster click here.

 

October 31, 2016

Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem / International Relations Seminar

Name: Adriana Abdenur- Igarapé Institute
Title: Kaleidoscope Multilateralism: Brazil and the BRICS"
Place & Time: CAS Z-25  / 16:00-17:30

Abstract: What motivates individual rising powers to join loose transnational coalitions, and how to they use such platforms?  This paper analyzes Brazil’s motivations and strategies with respect to the BRICS coalition.  I argue that the BRICS must be understood as part of a broader interlocking network of emerging and established platforms that enhances options of forum-shopping, but that these opportunities are highly context-specific, depending on timing and topic. I propose the concept of kaleidoscope multilateralism to explain the behavior of rising powers like Brazil within the highly fluid and somewhat fragmented global governance landscape of the new millennium, including the risks and benefits arising from membership in such a coalition.

Bio: Adriana Erthal Abdenur (PhD Princeton, AB Harvard) is a Fellow at the Instituto Igarapé, in her native Rio de Janeiro.  She researches and publishes on the role of rising powers, including the BRICS, in international security and development.  Recent publications include articles in the journals Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Global Governance, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, IDS Bulletin, and Africa Review.  She co-wrote the book India China: Rethinking Borders and Security (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and edited, with Thomas G. Weiss, the volume Emerging Powers at the UN (Routledge, 2016).

 

 

 

 

July 29-30, 2016                                           

Call for Papers, TIPES 2nd Interdisciplinary Workshop, Politics in Hard Times: Emerging Markets after the Global Recession

There is no registration fee and suggestions for accommodation are available upon request.

Hosts: Center for Research on Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM)

Turkish International Political Economy Society (TIPES)

Organizers: Alper H. Yağcı, University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. Kerem Çoban, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Description: The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for in-depth discussion of current political economy research on the aftermath of the global recession, and to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange among scholars. The workshop is in particular devised for younger scholars, ranging from advanced graduate students to early-career faculty members, who seek detailed and informed feedback on their work. Papers from all social disciplines taking positive or critical perspectives are welcome. The unifying theme of the workshop will be political and policy responses to the global crisis. Papers that put Turkey in comparative perspective with other emerging markets are especially welcome. 

For more information click here.

To see the program of the event click here

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2016 

​The 5th Peacemakers Conference “Migration and Securitization of Europe: Views from the Balkan Corridor” will be held on July 16, 2016 at Research Center For Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) followed by a 3-day Workshop.

July 22, 2016  

The 6th Eurasian Peace Science Conference will take place at Özyeğin University on July 22nd, 2016.

May 20,2016

Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar

Name: Michael Bernhard - University of Florida

Title: Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter?

Place & Time: CAS 127 & 15:00

Abstract: How do two central institutional subsystems of democracy – party systems and civil society – affect the persistence of democratic regimes? Despite the ability of each of these institutions to provide sources of countervailing power that make politicians accountable and thus responsive, distributionist accounts of democratic breakdown provide few insights on how such institutions may encourage parties to reach accommodation. We argue that these institutions provide credible threats against anti-system activities that would otherwise threaten the democratic compromise. We test our argument with newly available data from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project by analyzing all episodes of democratic breakdown from 1900-2001. Using a split population event history estimator, we find evidence that these institutions not only forestall the timing of breakdowns among transitional democracies but also that a strong party system is critical to setting democratic regimes on the path of consolidation.

Link: Michael Bernhard, Allen Hicken, Christopher Reenock and Staffan I. Lindberg. “Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter?”  Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 4. April 2015.  https://v-dem.net/media/filer_public/62/8e/628e4e08-ffb4-45ee-84c5-a25032d1b0dc/v-dem_working_paper_2015_4.pdf

Bio: Michael H. Bernhard is the inaugural holder of the Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science at the University of Florida. His work centers on questions of democratization and development both globally and in the context of Europe.  Among the issues that have figured prominently in his research agenda are the role of civil society in democratization, institutional choice in new democracies, the political economy of democratic survival, and the legacy of extreme forms of dictatorship. Prior to coming to Florida, Bernhard was on the faculty of Penn State University for twenty years.  He has also been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Sociology and Philosophy at Warsaw University and the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.  He has delivered public lectures at a large number of public and private universities in the United States and Europe, and has conducted archival and field work in Poland, Germany, England, and Hungary.In his career Bernhard has  held a number of important administrative responsibilities -- chair of the APSA section on European Politics and Society, chair of the Network on the Historical Study of States and Regimes of the Council on European Studies,  member of the editorial board of Penn State Press, and the chair of the editorial committee of the newsletter of the comparative democratization section of the American Political Science Association. Bernhard received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has graduate degrees from Yale (M.A. Russian and East European Studies), and Columbia (Ph.D. Political Science).  He has taken short-term courses of study at the Louis Kossuth University in Debrecen (Hungary), Jagellonian University in Krakow (Poland), the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), and Goethe Institute in Boppard am Rhein (Germany).

 

May 3,2016

Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem Seminar

Name: Mehmet Kerem Coban

Title: Essays on Political Economy of Banking Regulation in Turkey : Financial Consumer Protection, Macroprudential Regulatory Governance, and the Adoption of Basel III

Place: CAS 288

Time: 17:00-18:30

Abstract: : The Essays in the PhD thesis focus on three major areas in banking regulation, namely financial consumer protection, macroprudential regulatory governance, and the adoption and transfer of Basel III regulatory framework in Turkey.  The topic of this talk touches upon the first area. It examines the rise of financial consumer protection around the world, and seeks to understand the political economy of financial consumer protection in Turkey with a focus on the emergence of the regulation on fees, commissions, and charges in the Turkish banking sector. The essay asks a simple question: Why did the policymakers decide to act on this policy area although the consumers have been frequently complaining about misconduct in the sector since at least 2003 when the banking regulatory agency started keeping track record in its annual reports. The field research in the form of interviews with officials at the banking regulatory agency, the Ministry of Customs and Trade, consumer groups, and bankers. The essay concludes that the regulation was driven by the convergence of both endogenous and exogenous dynamics. Second, the talk will briefly visit the findings on the macroprudential regulatory governance and the adoption of Basel III regulatory framework in the country. The former will assess the findings from a domestic political economy perspective, while the latter analyses the transfer/diffusion of the framework from an international perspective which pays more attention to the new membership of an emerging economy to an old standard-setting club. Finally, the talk will end with an analysis of overlap of these areas, which were chosen just due to the researcher’s curiosity, in a domestic and global economic and political conjuncture which is and will presumably be marked with slow economic growth, income inequality, and the threat to the independence of central banks and independent regulatory agencies.

Bio: Mehmet Kerem Coban is a PhD Candidate at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Visiting Researcher at the Center for Globalisation, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koc University. His research interests include political economy of development, financial liberalization, bank regulation, and development aid. Kerem obtained his Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva in 2013; and Bachelor’s in International Relations in Kadir Has University, Istanbul in 2011. He interned at the UNDP Office in Geneva, and the General Consulate of Turkey in Geneva. He can be contacted at m.keremcoban@u.nus.edu

 

April 28,2016

Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar

Name: Cem Gürdeniz

Title: ‘The Republic Fleet: An indispensable instrument of Turkish Foreign Policy and Defense’

Place: CAS 288

Abstract:  The Republic Fleet has been an important instrument of Turkish National Power since its foundation on 29 October 1923. Atatürk has first strenghtened the Navy which inherited very few assets from Ottoman era through establishment of naval ministry and new acquisitions form abroad while developing proper infrastructure mainly  a new shipyard at Golcuk for  maintenance and support. A credible Navy was ready in late 19270s. The very existence of the navy paved the way for realization of Montreux Convention which regained the sovereignty of the Turkish Straits and  helped the shape up Greco-Turco relations while assuring new order in the Blacksea as well as in the Mediterranean. Ataturk has become the best leader since then for using the fleet as an instrument for implementing defense and foreign policies of the new Republic under both naval as well as gunboat diplomacies. This practice has continued during world War Two, Cold War as well as post cold war eras.  This presentation covers major milestones and important historical events concerning such utilization of the fleet between 1923 and 2016.

Bio: Admiral Cem Gurdeniz is 1979  graduate of Turkısh Naval Academy majoring International Relations. After serving at surface warships as division officer and department head he has concluded his first postgraduate education on Management at US Naval Postgraudate School  in 1984 and his second at Universite Libre Bruexelles in 1993 on international Politics. He has also finished Turkish Naval War College in 1989.  His shore tours includes  different postings at main HQ of the Navy in Ankara as well as NATO HQ in SHAPE Belgium. After serving executive officer, commanding officer and squadron commander in different destroyers and guided missile frigates he was selected as rear admiral lower half in 2004 and upper half in 2008.

He has served three times as head of Plans and Policy Division of the Navy as well as Commander of the Amphibious  Ships and Mine Squadrons between 2004 and 2011 respectively.  In 2012 he retired. Between 1980 and today, he has written more than 30 articles in Turkish Naval Digest.  He has written two naval prestige books, one maritime dictionary in English, two maritime history books and one navigation book. He is a columnist on naval/maritime matters as well as a lecturer as such. He is the founding director of Koç University Maritime Forum. 

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Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar Series

Name: Robert H. Wade-London School of Economics

Title: The middle-income gravity field and China's geo-economic 'anti-gravity' strategy, to Greece and beyond

Place: CAS Z25

Abstract: : I begin by reviewing evidence attesting to the low frequency with which low- and middle-income countries have reached high-income in the past half century (especially if one excludes countries sitting on valuable natural resources, and if one uses, say, 50% of US per capita income as the high-income threshold). The world economy seems to contain forces analogous to gravity which hinder developing countries' rise in production capabilities and income, and protect the hierarchical inter-state structure established through the 19th and 20th centuries.  China (and earlier, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore) are major exceptions; they together hold the world record for fast speed through the middle income zone. Having set the larger context, I discuss China's current development conundrums, and how it is building up 'infrastructural alliances' to its west (having next to no 'military alliances', unlike the US) in order to bind countries closer to it, ease imports and exports, and get higher long-run returns on its foreign exchange reserves than buying US Treasuries. We can think of this as China's 'anti-gravity' strategy, which is complemented by its territorial claims in the East China and South China Seas (to use the Chinese names).     

Bio: Robert H. Wade is professor of political economy at the London School of Economics.  A New Zealand citizen, he was educated in Washington DC, New Zealand, and at Sussex University. He worked at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex),  the World Bank, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School,  MIT Sloan School, and Brown University. To answer Adam Smith-type questions about how economies create income and wealth, he has conducted fieldwork in Pitcairn Is., Italy, India, Korea, Taiwan, Iceland, and inside the World Bank and IMF. His interests span trends in global growth, poverty and distributive inequality, national development strategies (including industrial policy), financial crises, the operation of the informal US empire, and global governance organizations. And also the profession and ethics of economists. Author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994, 2007), Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asia's Industrialization (1990, 2004). Latter won the American Political Science Association's award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1992. He was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2008.

 

 

April 26,2016

Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem Seminar

Name: Alper H. Yagcı - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title: Technological innovation, developmental dilemmas and the role of public policy: The case of genetically modified crops

Place: CAS 288

Time: 17:00-18:30

Abstract: : Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in general, and the genetically modified (GM) crops for agricultural production in particular, have been subject to heated debate due to possible implications on public health, the environment, and economic development. In commercial use since 1996, the practice of GM crop production has now left behind two decades of historical experience. Alper Yağcı investigates why countries have adopted divergent public policies to regulate this practice. With comparative evidence from Argentina, Brazil, India and Turkey, he focuses on the role of agricultural interest groups and civil society activists in influencing public policy. The evidence also points that the choice of public policy can consequentially affect the socio-economic impact of new technology.

Bio: Alper H. Yağcı is a scholar of comparative politics and international political economy. He has defended his PhD thesis at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016 and will begin teaching at Ozyegin University’s Department of International Relations. Visiting Researcher at the Center for Globalisation, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koc University. His research on the political economy of Occupy protest events has appeared on the journal of Government and Opposition.

 

April 18,2016

Koc University- CAS 127 -15:00

Faculty Of Administrative Sciences And Economics - IR Seminar

Name: Daryal Batibay

Title: "The Cyprus problem-2016: Year of Settlement?"

Abstract:  Ambassador (R) Daryal Batibay will focus on the following topics in his talk;

  • Frozen conflict of 53 years. Many failed attempts for a solution.
  • New factors supporting a settlement:
    •  political leadership on both sides of the island divide,
    • narrowed income differential between the two communities,
    • Greek Cypriot dissillution with the EU,
    • Discovery of energy resources.
  • Progress in the negotiations:
    • areas of convergence,
    • property issue: role of the ECHR judgement and the need for funds,
    • areas presently unresolved and possible compromises;
    • territory, guarantees.
  • Pulic opinion, Greek Cypriot elections-May 2016,
  • End of 2016: deadline for a settlement?

Bio:  Ambassador (R) Daryal Batibay has BA in Internatinal Relations from Ankara University and Master of Public Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), as Foreign Service Officer in 1969. He was ambassador to Crotia and China; Director General for Multilateral Affairs, MFA; and Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Ambassador Batibay retired from the MFA in 2011. He lectured at Middle East Technical University and Ekonomi University, İzmir. He speaks English, French, intermediate Russian. He is married with two sons.

 

March 31, 2016                                           

GSSSH Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series by Prof. Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University

Location: Founders Hall, Koç University Sarıyer - 16:00

Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.

Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.

Bio: His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Katzenstein's work addresses issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on the politics of civilizations; on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; regionalism in world politics; and German politics. Recent books include: Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (Routledge, 2012). Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes beyond East and West (Routledge, 2012). Civilizations in World PoliticsPlural and Pluralist Perspectives (Routledge, 2010). Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), with Rudra Sil. European Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-edited with Jeffrey T. Checkel. Rethinking Japanese Security (Routledge, 2008). Anti-Americanisms in World Politics, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane (Cornell University Press, 2007). Religion in an Expanding Europe(Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-edited with Timothy A. Byrnes. Beyond Japan: East Asian Regionalism (Cornell University Press, 2006), co-edited with Takashi Shiraishi. A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium (Cornell University Press, 2005).Rethinking Security in East Asia: Identity, Power, and Efficiency (Stanford University Press, 2004), co-edited with Allen Carlson and J.J. Suh. He is the author, coauthor, editor and coeditor of about 40 books, edited volumes or monographs and over 100 articles or book chapters.

Katzenstein served as President of the American Political Science Association (2008-09). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 1987 and the American Philosophical Society in 2009. He was the recipient of the 1974 Helen Dwight Reid Award of the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in international relations; of the American Political Science Association's 1986 Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the United States on international affairs; and, together with Nobuo Okawara, of the 1993 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. One of his edited volumes, The Culture of National Security, was selected by Choice magazine as one of the top ten books in international relations in 1997. Katzenstein has been a Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. In addition he has held numerous fellowships, and he continues to serve on the editorial boards and academic advisory committees of various journals and organizations, both in the United States and abroad.

Since 1982 Katzenstein has served as the editor of over 100 books that Cornell University Press has published under the imprint of the Cornell Studies in Political Economy.

Since joining the Cornell Government Department in 1973 Katzenstein has chaired or been a member of more than one hundred dissertation committees. He received Cornell's College of Arts and Science Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993, and, in recognition of sustained and distinguished undergraduate teaching, was made one of Cornell University's Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows in 2004.

 

March 10,2016

GLODEM / International Relations Seminar Series

CAS  127 -17:00

Name: Peter Starke  -University of Southern Denmark

Title: Interest groups and the politics of social services

Abstract: Welfare states in the rich OECD countries are on the way to becoming social service states. What does it mean to be a social service state? What are the implications, especially for the politics of welfare state change? It can be shown that what makes social services ‘tick’ is very different from transfers (e.g. pensions). Services need to be produced and, in some fields like child care and eldercare, it is frequently private actors who deliver those services on behalf of the state. Unfortunately, social services have been rightfully called the ‘dark side of the moon’ for comparative welfare state research. Our theories and empirical approaches are so far ill-equipped to deal with the emerging state of affairs. What is missing, in particular, is comparative research on interest group feedback, such as the role of provider interest groups in mature welfare states. Some findings from the fragmented literature on provider interests, lobbying and welfare state change are presented. While some conclusions about the role of interest groups in the welfare state can be drawn, there is still very much we don’t know, however. The talk closes with a research agenda for the politics of social services.

Bio: Peter Starke is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He works at the Centre for Welfare State Research, where he studies the politics of welfare state change in comparative perspective, including the politics of retrenchment, globalization and policy convergence, and policy responses to economic crisis. He has published in journals such as Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of European Public Policy and theJournal of European Social Policy. Recent monographs include The Welfare State as Crisis Manager (2013, Palgrave Macmillan, with A. Kaasch, F. van Hooren) He is also co-editor of Warfare and Welfare: Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

 

December 17, 2015                                           

"Justice Matters: Durable Agreements and Durable Peace", Prof. Dr. Daniel Druckman, George Mason University

Abstract: Attaining durable peace after a civil war has become a major challenge, as many negotiated agreements lapse into violence. How can negotiations to terminate civil wars be conducted and peace agreements formulated to contribute to lasting peace? This question is addressed in this seminar. Focusing on justice, we assess relationships between process (procedural: PJ) and outcome (distributive: DJ) justice on the one hand and durable agreements (DA) and durable peace (DP) on the other.  Analyses of 50 peace agreements, ranging from 1957 to 2008, showed a path from PJ to DJ to DA to DP: The justice variables were instrumental in enhancing both short and long-term peace. PJ also led to shorter-duration peacekeeping missions, which enhanced DP. Economic growth was not a dividend of the agreements. These findings are similar to those found in an earlier study of 16 peace agreements. Results from both studies suggest that justice matters as an importance contributor to peace. Justice matters as well in other issue domains as shown by results obtained in related studies.

Bio: Daniel Druckman is Professor of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, an Eminent Scholar at Macquarie University in Sydney and an honorary professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He has also been an adjunct professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul. . He is a board member or associate editor of ten journals. He has published widely on such topics as international negotiation, nationalism, peacekeeping, justice, the interplay between values and interests, and research methods. Two of his books,  Doing Research: Methods of Inquiry for Conflict Analysis (Sage, 2005) and, with Paul F. Diehl, Evaluating Peace Operations (Lynne Reinner, 2010) received the outstanding book award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM). He received a lifetime achievement award from the IACM.

Koc University, CAS  127 - 16.15

December 9, 2015

 

 

"Çin'de 30 Yıl: Bir Öğrenci, Bir Diplomat, Bir Bankacı. Çin'i Tanımak Çin'i Anlamak"

Bio: Noyan Rona, Ankara Çankaya Lisesini bitirdikten sonra Ankara Üniversitesi DTCF Sinoloji Bölümünü bitirmiş ve akabinde Çin’de Pekin ve Wuhan Üniversitelerinde öğrenim görmüş ve Wuhan Üniversitesinden Master diploması alan İlk Türk vatandaşı olarak mezun olmuştur. 1986 yılında Dışişleri Bakanlığa Çin Bölge Uzmanı olarak çalışmaya başlayan Rona, T.C. Pekin Büyükelçiliği ve kuruluş aşamasında T.C. Şanghay Başkonsolosluğunda Konsolos olarak görev yapmıştır. 1999 yılında Garanti Bankası Şanghay Temsilciliğine Baştemsilci olarak  göreve başlamış ve halen bu görevini sürdürmektedir. 2004 yılında Şanghay’da Yılın adamı seçilmiş, 2005 yılında ise Şanghay Hükümetinin yabancılara verdiği Altın Manolya Şeref Ödülüne layık görülmüştür.  2010 yılında Şanghay Belediyesi tarafından en hayırsever Şehir sakini seçilen Rona, 2012 yılında Çin’de yabancılara verilen en yüksek ödül olan Fahri Hemşehrilik Ödülünü kazanmıştır. Şanghay Meclisi Denetleme Komisyonu Üyeliği, Şanghay Gönüllüler Komitesi Başkanlığı, Şanghay Tüketici Haklarını Koruma Konseyi  Yönetim Kurulu  üyesi  olup ayrıca  Shandong Eyaleti Denizaşırı Çinliler Federasyonu Yürütme Kurulu üyesidir. 

November 13, 2015                                                  

Wolfgang Wessels-University of Cologne, "The external action of the European Council: In search of a coherent and effective global role"

Abstract: During its lifetime the European Council has regularly played an essential role in determining the Union’s overall external strategy. The European Council’s activities and agreements in this policy domain are both academically interesting and politically highly relevant parts of the institution’s performance and profile. Its role in foreign policy is often described as an institution that assumes strategic leadership and offers political guidance. Some close observers even claim that it exercises a role as ‘collective head of state’. Nevertheless, according to other analyses, the European Council’s impact is relatively limited, as it is responsible just for rubber-stamping and formally upgrading documents produced at lower political and administrative levels. Against this backdrop, the lecture will deal with the European Council’s role as constitutional architect in framing, agreeing and revising formal provisions for the areas that the Lisbon Treaty calls ‘the Union’s external action’.

Bio: Wolfgang Wessels has been the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at the University of Cologne since 1994 and was awarded an Ad personam Jean Monnet Chair in 2011. In 2007 he was awarded the Jean Monnet Award in gold and in 2011 the UACES Award for Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary European Studies. His priorities in teaching and research include the political system of the European Union, the role of the EU in the international system, the deepening and widening of the EU, modes of governance and theories and strategies of European integration. Prof Wessels is the co-editor of the "Jahrbuch der Europäischen Union" (more than 30 editions) and the "Europa von A-Z, Taschenbuch der europäischen Integration" (more than 10 editions) and has published widely in leading Journals and edited volumes. Prof Wessels has recently published a book on the European Council. He is engaged in several research and teaching networks: he is chairman of the executive board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP, Berlin) and of the Trans European Political Studies Association (TEPSA, Brussels). Since 2009 he has been vice-president of the German consortium of the Turkish-German University. Since 1981 he has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Brugge and Natolin. Prof Wessels has coordinated several research projects funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fritz Thyssen and Volkswagen Foundations as well as by the European Commission. 

 

September 24-25, 2015 

 

 

International Workshop on Institutional and Policy Design in Financial Sector Reform

The Lee Kuan School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and the Centre for Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance at the Koc University, Turkey invite proposals for participating in the International Workshop on “Institutional and Policy Design in Financial Industry Reform” to be held in Istanbul on 24-25 September 2015. The objective of the workshop is to examine comparative reform of the financial services industry with special reference to institutional and policy design in theory and practice aimed at enhancing sector stability and discouraging excessive risk taking.

Venue: Koc Universitesi, Istinye Kampus Cayir Caddesi No:6 5 Istinye, Istanbul 

Convenors: M Ramesh, Michael Howlett, Caner Bakir, Jun Jie Woo. 

 

 

July 30-31, 2015 

 

 

TIPES Interdisciplinary Workshop: The Political Economy of Contemporary Turkey

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for in-depth discussion of current research on the political economy of Turkey, and to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange among scholars working in this field. The workshop is in particular devised for younger scholars, ranging from advanced graduate students to early-career faculty members, who seek detailed and informed feedback on their work. Papers from all social science disciplines, taking positivist or critical perspectives, are welcome. The unifying element of all papers should be an empirical concern with the Turkish political economy in the current era. Papers that put Turkey in comparative perspective or that put contemporary Turkey in historical perspective are explicitly welcome.

 June 23-25, 2015

 

Research Center For Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) & GLODEM Workshop

                                   “What Happened in Yugoslavia?”

                                   “Yugoslavya’da Ne Oldu?”

 June 22, 2015

 

 Research Center For Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) & GLODEM Konferansı

                            The 4th Peacemakers Conference "What Happened in Yugoslavia?"

                            Dördüncü Arabulucular Konferansı “Yugoslavya’da Ne Oldu?”    

 June 12, 2015

 

Eurasian Peace Science Joint Workshop

Koç GLODEM & Sabancı Üniversitesi & Özyeğin Üniversitesi Avrasya Barış Bilimi Müşterek Çalıştayı

 May 5, 2015

 

“Turkish-American Relations, 1800 to the Present – Twists and Turns”

“Türk – Amerikan İlişkileri: 1800’den Günümüze – Kırılma Noktaları”              

Phil Williams:Dr. Williams is originally from Michigan.  He received degrees and diplomas from the University of Virginia, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, the University of Florence, Italy, culminating in two Masters and a Doctorate in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.  Dr. Williams has lived in four foreign countries and has studied and worked professionally in four foreign languages: French, Greek, Italian and Turkish.  Phil first came to Turkey in 1977 to undertake doctoral research in the area of Ataturk’s reforms, the Civil Law in particular. Leaving academia, Phil went on to work in the Corporate Finance Division of Bankers Trust company on Wall St. From there, he was sent on special assignment to Istanbul where he was instrumental in opening Turkey’s first investment bank, Turk Merchant Bank, working with Dr. Vural Akisik. He has authored a number of articles on Ottoman and Turkish law.

Şuhnaz Yılmaz:Dr.  Yılmaz is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Koc University and serves as the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities.  She is the director of the foreign policy group of the Center for Globalization and Democratic Governance (GLODEM). Dr. Yılmaz is the author of a recently published book on Turkish-American Relations, entitled Turkish-American Relations (1800-1952): Between the Stars, Stripes, and Crescent from Routledge Press, International Relations Series (2015). She has received her MA and Ph.D. from Princeton University specializing on International Affairs and the Middle East.  She conducted her post-Doctoral Studies at Harvard University. Her areas of interest and expertise include foreign policy analysis, Turkish foreign policy, Turkish-American Relations, Eurasian Politics, Energy Politics, Mediterranean cooperation and security, European Union Foreign and Security Policy, and History of Political Thought. She has numerous publications in journals such as Political Science QuarterlyMiddle East JournalWorld TodayMiddle Eastern Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies and Turkish Studies.  In 2007, Şuhnaz Yilmaz received the Sakip Sabanci International Research Award, granted by Sabanci University and the Brookings Institution and in 2008 she has received the Distinguished Young Scientist Award (GEBIP) of the Turkish Academy of Sciences.         

March 16, 2015

 

"MIKTA and Relevance of Regional Powers in Global Governance”

GLODEM, Koç University’s Office of International Programs and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey invited interested academics, students, policy makers and media to a lively academic debate, to examine the role that the MIKTA group initiative (Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia) can play in global governance reform.

 

  

 

March 12, 2015 

 

Professor Andreas Nölke, Goethe University, Frankfurt

"The Study of Global Capitalism: From Inter-National To Inter-Temporal Comparison of Economic Institutions"

Starting from historically comparative theories of capitalism, Nölke sketched a model that draws especially on Polanyi and theories of organized capitalism. 

 

  

 

February 3, 2015 

 

Anthony Payne, The University of Sheffield

Tony Payne is Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield in the UK. 

"The Global Governance of Global Crisis: Why the G20 Summit was Created, Why We Still Need it, and Where We Want Turkey to Lead it"

The world needs an effective, functioning G20.  The body was elevated to leaders' level in order to steer the apparatus of global governance through times of great uncertainty from 2008 onwards.  Its record is not without achievement, especially in the immediate aftermath of the breaking of the crisis.  But its performance remains disappointing overall and has arguably worsened in recent years.  The G20 needs substantial institutional reform, a new political economy and a renewed sense of purpose to become what we all still need it to be.  It now falls to Turkey to provide the necessary leadership (if it can).

 

December 26, 2014 

 

 

Koç University & Fudan University Joint International Conference on :

" Turkey & China In the Age of Brics "

 

  

December 12, 2014

 

 

Turkish International Political Economy Society Conference (TIPES)

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December 6, 2014

 

 

Crisis And Resilience Of Neo-Liberalism : Lessons From The Great Financial Crisis

 

   

 

September 15, 2014

 

 

GLODEM-OIP Book Launch: Gandhi's Outsanding Leadership

"A Gandhian Perspective on Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance"

 

 

March 18, 2014

 

 

Joel Beinin, Stanford University, 

"Arab Workers and the 2011 Uprisings"

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History. He has taught Middle East history at Stanford University since 1983. FHis research and writing focuses on workers, peasants, and minorities in the modern Middle East and on Israel, Palestine, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His articles have been published in leading scholarly journals as well as The NationMiddle East ReportThe Los Angeles TimesThe San Francisco ChronicleLe Monde Diplomatique, and others. He has appeared on Al-Jazeera TV, BBC radio, National Public Radio, and many other TV and radio programs throughout North America, and in France, Egypt, Singapore, and Australia, and has given frequent interviews to the global media. 

March 20, 2014

 

 

Joel Beinin, Stanford University,

"High-Risk Activism and Struggle Against the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank"

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History. He has taught Middle East history at Stanford University since 1983. FHis research and writing focuses on workers, peasants, and minorities in the modern Middle East and on Israel, Palestine, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His articles have been published in leading scholarly journals as well as The NationMiddle East ReportThe Los Angeles TimesThe San Francisco ChronicleLe Monde Diplomatique, and others. He has appeared on Al-Jazeera TV, BBC radio, National Public Radio, and many other TV and radio programs throughout North America, and in France, Egypt, Singapore, and Australia, and has given frequent interviews to the global media. 

March 24, 2014

 

 

James Ferguson, Stanford University,

"A Rightful Share: Beyond Gift and Market in the Politics of Distribution"

The paper develops an argument that new kinds of welfare states in the global South are opening up possibilities for new sorts of politics. Against an analysis of the limitations of traditional ideas of nationalization in Africa, it seeks to show that new forms of social assistance are allowing the question of national ownership of wealth to be re-imagined in new ways - ways that may allow the idea of a ”rightful share” to take on a quite different significance than it does in traditional discussions of nationalization of natural resources. Taking recent campaigns for a “Basic Income Grant” (BIG) in South Africa and Namibia as a window onto these new political possibilities, it argues that a new politics of distribution is emerging, in which citizenship-based claims to a share of national wealth are beginning to be recognizable as an alternative to both the paradigm of the market (where goods are received in exchange for labor) and that of “the gift” (where social transfers to those excluded from wage labor have been conceived as aid, charity, or assistance). 

 

March 26, 2014

 

Professor Larry Diamond, Stanford University and the Hoover Institution,

"Is Democracy in Global Decline?"

Dr. Larry Diamond’s presentation addresses the global outlook for democracy in 2014 and beyond. The presentation includes definitions of democracy and its variations as well as its expansion and recession over the three decades following 1974. His review of democracy’s recent history includes the third wave in the 1990s and its peak in 2005. He focuses on the decline of democracy since 2005, examining the primary dangers to democracy such as rule of law, institutional strength, and national economic performance. Dr. Diamond applies these post-2005 trends, in addition to new contexts, to establish democracy’s current and future prospects.

March 27-28, 2014

 

Stanford University Program on Arab Reform and Democracy Fifth Annual Conference 

"Political Change in the Arab World: Internal Dynamics and Regional Actors" 

Please click here for the conference agenda.

Founders Hall, 9am-7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem Seminar

Name: Mehmet Kerem Coban

Title: Essays on Political Economy of Banking Regulation in Turkey : Financial Consumer Protection, Macroprudential Regulatory Governance, and the Adoption of Basel III

 

 

 

 

Koc Universirty - Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics- Glodem/ International Relations Seminar Series

Name: Robert H. Wade-London School of Economics

Title: The middle-income gravity field and China's geo-economic 'anti-gravity' strategy, to Greece and beyond

Place: CAS Z25

Abstract: : I begin by reviewing evidence attesting to the low frequency with which low- and middle-income countries have reached high-income in the past half century (especially if one excludes countries sitting on valuable natural resources, and if one uses, say, 50% of US per capita income as the high-income threshold). The world economy seems to contain forces analogous to gravity which hinder developing countries' rise in production capabilities and income, and protect the hierarchical inter-state structure established through the 19th and 20th centuries.  China (and earlier, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore) are major exceptions; they together hold the world record for fast speed through the middle income zone. Having set the larger context, I discuss China's current development conundrums, and how it is building up 'infrastructural alliances' to its west (having next to no 'military alliances', unlike the US) in order to bind countries closer to it, ease imports and exports, and get higher long-run returns on its foreign exchange reserves than buying US Treasuries. We can think of this as China's 'anti-gravity' strategy, which is complemented by its territorial claims in the East China and South China Seas (to use the Chinese names).     

Bio: Robert H. Wade is professor of political economy at the London School of Economics.  A New Zealand citizen, he was educated in Washington DC, New Zealand, and at Sussex University. He worked at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex),  the World Bank, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School,  MIT Sloan School, and Brown University. To answer Adam Smith-type questions about how economies create income and wealth, he has conducted fieldwork in Pitcairn Is., Italy, India, Korea, Taiwan, Iceland, and inside the World Bank and IM

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