Governing Polarized Societies

Having encountered a series of shocks that pose an existential threat to our livelihoods, our societies have become increasingly polarized. Shortly after two years of lockdowns due to the pandemic, the war in Ukraine boosted at a global scale a polycrisis that intersects energy

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December 2023, Tuesday
Location: CASE 127 Time: 17:00
Past Events
Beyond Geopolitics: Tech and Digitalization in Southeast Asia

This seminar seeks to illuminate these overlooked spects, namely, data stewardship, potential algorithmic biases leading to discrimination and the environmental repercussions of AI.

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November 2023, Monday
Location: Zoom Time: 17:30
Keynote Lecture – Competition and Firm Recovery Post-COVID

This insightful presentation will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on firms and the role of competition in their recovery.

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October 2023, Thursday
Location: Founders' Hall Time: 09:00
The Politics of the Welfare State in Turkey

In The Politics of the Welfare State in Turkey, author Erdem Yörük provides a politics-based explanation for the post-1980 transformation of the Turkish welfare system, in which poor relief policies have replaced employment-based social security.

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May 2023, Thursday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 17:30
How the Digital Economy Affects Welfare States: Updating Social Rights in an Age of Precarious Employment

Social Rights are the normative foundation of welfare states in liberal democracies. Yet, the rise of the digital economy poses four fundamental challenges to the integrity of social rights. The first, and most widely discussed, is the proliferation of short-term, contract em

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May 2023, Thursday
Location: CASE 127 Time: 17:15
Making Autocracy Worse: The End of the Myth of Authoritarian Competence in Putin’s Russia


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May 2023, Tuesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 11:00 AM
GLODEM Political Economy Graduate Workshop

The workshop is scheduled for March 3, 2023, and will cover various topics related to political economy, including development, conflict, and gender issues in the global political economy, as well as international and domestic interactions between actors and institutions.

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March 2023, Friday
Location: Case 127 Time: 10:00
Yearbook for the History of Global Development

The Yearbook for the History of Global Development is a serial publication dedicated to the study of past developmental theories, policies, and practices, including those with a direct bearing on contemporary challenges in international development.

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January 2023, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 17:30
Global Production, National Institutions, and Skill Formation

This book examines the skill systems in Mexico and Turkey, with a focus on auto parts producers, and the implications of these systems for these countries' development. It adopts a multi-layered understanding of the term 'skill system', which comprises firm-level hiring and tra

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December 2022, Monday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 15:30
Data Science for Migration and Mobility

Migration is a complex phenomenon with multi-dimensional factors. With ever-expanding data storage and processing capabilities, new data sources (such as social media, mobile call data records, and satellite imaging) are becoming available to study migration from both qualitati

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November 2022, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 14:00
When race meets gender

Black Lives Matter and MeToo, two social movements that went viral around the globe, have been actively supporting each other. This paper studies what kind of grievances and demands become prominent at the intersection of these movements. Building on the intersectionality theor

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May 2022, Thursday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 05:30 PM
Into the Thick of It: Mapping the Emerging Landscape of Military AI Strategic Partnerships

Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs) are reshaping military institutions and challenging traditional understandings of these actors’ tools, environment, and mission. This article explores how the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is set to drive

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May 2022, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 11:30 AM