Past Events
Emergence & Development of Behavioral Public Policy Units In Government: The Case of Turkey

The last two decades witnessed a significant rise in the use of behavioural insights in the design and successful implementation of public policies. This creative method of policy design and implementation, also known as “nudging”, makes use of biases in individual decision-mak

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21
October 2021, Thursday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 2:30 p.m.
Kentlerin Türkiyesi: Ekonomi, Demokrasi, Kimlik

Koç Üniversitesi’nin Küreselleşme, Barış ve Demokratik Yönetişim Araştırma Merkezi (GLODEM), küreselleşme, bölgeselleşme, barış, kamu yönetimi ve siyasası ile yönetişim konularında çalışmalarını sürdürüyor. Bu kapsamdaki bazı güncel sorunları ve çözüm önerilerini konunun uzmanl

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26
May 2021, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 17:00
Practice and Governance of AI Ethics

In this talk, Dr. Canca will explain the scope and focus of AI ethics as a discipline and how its concerns materialize within the innovation cycle. She will introduce a model to integrate AI ethics into the innovation process and into the organizational structure. And finally,

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21
May 2021, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 18:00
Publicly-Conducted Missile Tests, Crises and Wars

Countries like China, North Korea, Pakistan, India, Russia, and Iran frequently test-launch missiles in public. Many experts are concerned with these tests for the sake of global security. Surprisingly, until now, no scientific studies explored whether a country’s more frequent

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12
May 2021, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 5:00 p.m.
China and Russia in High-Level Forums on Energy Governance

This study investigates the participation of China and Russia in the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). In which policy initiatives have these two countries participated? In which initiatives have they taken the lead? Building on the club theory and international relations litera

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07
May 2021, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 13:00
How AI is Eating the World?

“Today, AI is eating the World”. With the development of AI, we are witnessing a series of fundamental changes ranging from driverless vehicles to image processing; from natural language processing, to optimization problems; from robotic systems to “drones”; or from speech reco

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30
April 2021, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 18:00
21.yy’de Türkiye’nin Demografik Dönüşümü: Doğurganlık, Yaşlanma ve Göç

Son yüzyıl içinde hemen hemen her toplumda doğurganlık hızları tarihsel olarak en düşük seviyelerine gelmiş oldular. Bu dönüşüm süreci içerisinde toplumlarda yaşlanma oranları da yine tarihsel olarak en yüksek seviyelerine ulaştılar. Söz konusu değişim modernleşme süreci ile b

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21
April 2021, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 17:00
Legal Challenges of AI: An Overview and Current Developments

The talk will take to its compass, the legal effects, and new legal questions deriving from the usage and the development of artificial intelligence technologies. For the quest for effective legal answers with this regard, some questions are vital to be asked: “Why do we need b

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16
April 2021, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 18:00
Exploring the changing employment status of religious individuals under AKP rule

In societies that are horizontally fragmented between identity-based social groups, electoral competition is often motivated by the desire to use public office to advance group interests. In a research with Cem Oyvat and Hasan Tekgüç, we focus on the case of Turkey to study gro

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07
April 2021, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 17:00
A Discussion on Education Policies in Turkey

Burcu Meltem Arık’s presentation will present recent policy evaluations on governance and funding, students and access to education, teachers, the content of education, educational environments, and educational outcomes. Her talk will underline the recommendation that child wel

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31
March 2021, Wednesday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 17:30
Game Research as a Multi-Purpose Domain: Reinforcement Learning Agents, Serious Games, and Extended Reality

In this talk, a brief introduction to the game research domain will be presented with recent applications and challenges from the reinforcement learning domain and serious games—games that have ulterior motives rather than entertainment.

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26
March 2021, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 18:00
Estimating a Counter-Factual with Uncertainty Through Gaussian Process Projection

Estimating a counter-factual in which a treatment did not occur allows political science researchers to better understand the effect of an intervention. To date, the most prominent attempt in the literature has been the introduction of the synthetic control method. However, thi

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05
March 2021, Friday
Location: Zoom Webinar Time: 18:00