Past Event

Turkey Today - 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference

February 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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Room 707, International Affairs Building

Turkey Today, the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference

Organized by Columbia PhD students in collaboration with the Northeast Working Group on Turkish Studies


9AM-10.45AM | Panel I: Gender and Generation
Discussant: Ceren Belge (Associate Professor of Political Science, Concordia University)

  • The Limits and Extent of Gender Reforms in the MENA: Experimental Evidence from Tunisia and Turkey | Tahir Kilavuz (University of Notre Dame) and Youssef Chouhoud (Christopher Newport University)
  • Gendered Influences of Labor Market Policies in Turkey – Elifcan Celebi (University of Cologne)
  • Millenials and Populism: Generational Dimension of Democratic Backsliding – Burcu Kolcak (Rutgers University) and Sevinc Ozturk (Rutgers University)

11:15AM-1PM | Panel II: Partisan Politics and Voting Behavior
Discussant: Lisel Hintz (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies)

  • Expressive Partisanship in Turkey: Understanding the Content and Determinants of Partisan Identities | Melis Laebens (Yale University) and Aykut Ozturk (Syracuse University)
  • Informational Role of the Welfare State: Proximity to Healthcare and Votes | Serkant Adiguzel (Duke University), Asli Cansunar (University of Oxford), and Gozde Corekcioglu Ishakoglu (European University Institute)
  • Politics of Nostalgia and Populism: An Experimental Study | Ezgi Elci (Koc University)

2:15PM-4:15PM | Panel III: Democratic Backsliding 
Discussant: Jack Snyder (Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University)

  • Who Wants a Coup? A List Experiment of Turkey’s 2016 Coup Attempt | Sharan Grewal (Brookings Institution)
  • Democratic Backsliding in Hybrid Regimes over Time: Internal and External Factors Effect in Turkey and Montenegro Case | Can Zengin (Temple University)
  • Price of Liberal Democracy: The Role of Public Services in Democratic Backsliding | Serkant Adiguzel (Duke University)
  • Leaders, Media, and Regimes: The Logic of Media in Illiberal Regimes | Elizabeth Pertner (The George Washington University)

4:30PM-5:45PM | Keynote Address
Lisel Hintz (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies)


Sponsored by The Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies and The Middle East Institute at Columbia University.

Click here for PDF of the program.