The International Relations Department has launched a fresh initiative this month. Its seminar series (IRSS) provides a new forum for IR research at Bilkent, fostering an active academic environment in the field.
On November 14, recently recruited faculty member Dr. Can E. Mutlu presented his award-winning PhD research on “Insecurity Communities” and the significance of such communities for liberal security theory. His stimulating 20-minute presentation provoked a vibrant discussion. IR students and staff enjoyed the opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas, conducted in a collegial fashion benefiting students and faculty alike.
The series will continue on a monthly basis. Individuals from all departments may contact the seminar convenors, Dr. Clemens Hoffmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr. Selver B. Şahin at email@example.com, for more information. The next seminar will take place on December 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room A326. Dr. Pınar İpek will speak on “Socialization in International Relations: A Hard Case, the EU Internal Energy Market.” All are welcome to attend.