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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for the event page.

  

 

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