Past Events
18th Annual JCPA-ICPA Scholarly Society Virtual Workshop

On September 11-12, 2020 Koc University and Center for Globalization Peace and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) will host the 18th workshop of the Scholarly Society for International Policy Analysis (ICPA-Forum) and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA). It is titled

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September 2020, Friday
Location: Virtual Workshop Time: 10:00
Turkish Foreign Policy in an Age of Global and Regional Turmoil

Workshop on Turkish Foreign Policy Organized by the Department of International Relations and Center for Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance at Koç University as Part of a joint Initiative with the London School of Economics

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February 2020, Friday
Location: SNA 022 Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

Stephen Haber is A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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November 2019, Thursday
Location: Student Council Room Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Innovation for Success, Lecture by the Consul General of Sweden – Mr. Peter Ericson

Lecture by the Consul General of Sweden in Istanbul Mr. Peter Ericson about the contemporary Sweden and how Sweden got to where it is - one of the most innovative, prosperous and livable countries in the world.

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October 2019, Thursday
Location: SNAB152 Time: 10.00-11.15
Social Differentiation in Policy-Networks: Governing Climate Change in Germany

This paper aims at a theoretical and empirical contribution to the analysis of public policy in a network perspective. It pursues an innovative thrust in that various sociological theories of societal differentiation and theories of organizational ecologies are combined and lin

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October 2019, Wednesday
Location: CASE 127 Time: 16.30-18.00
Sino-American Power Competition in the Asia Pacific: A Rising China and a Declining America?

The ‘Rise of China’ has become the dominant mantra of our times. From economic transformation, global economic dominance, to increasing military assertiveness, China is now popularly depicted as either displacing the economic, political and military hegemony of the United State

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October 2019, Tuesday
Location: CASE 216 Time: 17.00-18.15
Systemic Instability and the Emergence of Border Disputes

Although much evidence shows that territorial disputes fundamentally shape relations among states, we know surprisingly little about when territorial claims are made. We argue that revisionist states have incentive to make territorial claims when the great powers that manage th

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June 2019, Monday
Location: CASE 127
Policy Tools & Their Targets: Beyond Nudges and Utility Maximization in Policy Compliance

Studies of policy tools traditionally have focused on the effective use of governing resources to attain policy ends, without devoting a great deal of attention to the behavioural characteristics of the objects of policy interventions.

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May 2019, Thursday
Location: CASE 127
Opening up the black box: Mediating role of the individual level factors in understanding the onset of armed conflicts

Wars and armed conflicts have the history as deep as that of a mankind. Yet, what has changed over time is the potential magnitude of destruction that they can bring as a result of the development in technology.

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February 2019, Thursday
Recent Developments in Global Financial Markets and Its Implications on Türkiye

A concise background regarding the recent financial and regulatory developments in Europe and Türkiye will be provided from a practitioner’s point of view. A stress testing exercise will also be carried out as it has become a fundamental regulatory tool in the post-crisis era,

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December 2018, Tuesday
Location: CASE 124
Rising Powers, International Financial Institutions and Development Paradigms: The Decline of the Post-Washington Consensus

A quiet transformation has taken place in North-South development cooperation over the past decade. Once leading proponents of rigid, ‘one-size-fits-all’ neoliberal reforms, the IMF and the World Bank have gradually, though decisively, shed their normative certitude to embrace

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December 2018, Tuesday
Location: CASE Z 127
Toward Reconciling Big Data with Astute Thinking: Semi-automated Text Analysis of Documents on International Relations

Recent computational advances (such as natural language processing and topic modeling) allow massively huge amounts of text to be processed and patterns discovered while analyzing documents on international relations.

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October 2018, Monday
Location: CASE 127