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Professor Canan Balkır received her Ph.D. from the Aegean University’s (İzmir) Faculty of Economics in 1978. Professor Balkır has been the Chair of the Department of EU Studies at Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) since 2004. She is the coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at DEU and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration. She has been Fulbright scholar in USA, British Council scholar, and research fellow in UK. Lectured in Europe, USA and Northern Cyprus. She worked as an advisor to Minister of Economics between 1987-91, and as a consultant to private sector and Chambers of Commerce. Professor Balkır is a member of Turkish Association for European Community Studies (TUNAECS), standing committee member of Southeastern Europe of ECPR and board member of Aegean Association on European Studies (ACED). Prof. Balkır’s research interests include Political economy of the European Union, EU-Turkey relations, migration and innovation, international retirement migration, international trade issues.


Professor Ayşe Buğra teaches at the Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Bogazici University. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the McGill University. Prof. Buğra has co-founded the Social Policy Forum with Prof. Caglar Keyder and serves as the chair of the steering committee. She has worked on topics such as state-businessmen relationships, social policy and poverty, social-policy history of Turkey, working life and labor unions, and female employment, and published various books and articles in journals such as Constellations, Development and Change, Labor Studies Journal, Journal of European Social Policy, South Atlantic Quarterly, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, New Perspectives on Turkey, and Toplum ve Bilim.


Professor Ali Çarkoğlu is currently a professor of political science at the Koç University, Istanbul. He received his Ph.D. at the State University of New York-Binghamton in 1994. He previously thought at Boğaziçi and Sabancı universities in Istanbul. He was a resident fellow in 2008-2009 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS). His areas of research interest include voting behavior, public opinion and party politics in Turkey. Since 2008 he is a founding member of the Turkish team in International Social Survey Program (ISSP). He is on the editorial board of Turkish Studies and served as the Research Director at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) between 2000-2001. His publications appeared in the Democratization, European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, Turkish Studies, New Perspectives on Turkey, South European Society and Politics, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Studies and in edited volumes. His most recent book co-authored with Ersin Kalaycıoğlu appeared from Palgrave: The Rising Tide of Conservatism in Turkey (2009).


Professor Houchang E. Chehabi received his PhD from Yale University in Political Science. He is a Professor of international relations and history at Boston University, and has also taught at Harvard University, UCLA, the University of St. Andrews, and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. His main research interests are Iranian cultural history and Iran’s transnational relations. He is the author of ‘Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism’ (1990) and the main author of ‘Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years’ (2006). Some of his recent articles are “İran’da Yeme İçme Kültürünün Batılılaşması (Westernisation of Food Culture in Iran)” (Yemek ve Kültür, no. 3 (2005): 84-103), and “Türkiye ve İran’da Erkekler İçin Kıyafet Kanunları (Dress Code Laws for Men in Turkey and Iran)” (in Touraj Atabaki and Erik J. Zürcher, eds., Türkiye ve İran’da Otoriter Modernleşme: Atatürk ve Rıza Şah Dönemleri (Authoritarian Modernisation in Turkey and Iran: Atatürk and Ali Reza Shah Eras) (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2012), pp. 189-214).


Dr. Katerina Dalacoura is Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Dalacoura previously worked at the University of Essex and at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. Her main areas of expertise are in: human rights, democracy and democracy promotion, in the Middle East; political Islam; and culture and religion in International Relations. Many of Dr. Dalacoura’s articles have been published in the Review of International Studies, Millennium, International Affairs, Democratization, International Studies Notes and International Relations and she has authored a number of chapters in edited books.


Professor William Mathew Hale is an Emeritus Professor, and formerly Professor of Turkish Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. He is a specialist on the politics of the Middle East, especially Turkey, in which he has been interested since his student days. He is author of The Political and Economic Development of Modern Turkey (London, Croom Helm, l981, 1984: reprinted, Routledge, 2015): Turkish Politics and the Military (London, Routledge, 1994): Turkish Foreign Policy 1774-2000 (London, Frank Cass, 2000, 2nd edn . 2002) 3rd edn Turkish Foreign Policy since 1774 (Routledge, 2012): Turkey, the United States and Iraq (London, Saqi Books, for London Middle East Institute, 2006) and Islamism, Democracy and Liberalism, The Case of the AKP (co-authored with Ergun Özbudun, Routledge, 2011). He has also authored a large number of papers on modern Turkish politics and history.


Memet Kılıç holds law degrees from the universities of Ankara (Turkey) and Heidelberg. During his studies, he worked as an academic assistant at the European Documentation Centre of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Member of Heidelberg City Council. Since 2009, Kılıç has represented his constituency of Pforzheim and Enzkreis in the Bundestag as an MP of The Greens.


Associate Professor Bill Kissane is currently a professor of politics in London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)’s Government Department. He has degrees in English literature (BA, MA TCD), Sociology (MSc LSE) and Political Science (PhD LSE). He has been working full-time at the LSE since 1999 and teaches courses in Comparative Democratization and Civil Wars. Author of many articles and five books. His most recent publications have been After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe (Penn Press, 2015) and Nations Torn Asunder: the Challenge of Civil War (OUP, 2016).


Assistant Professor Paul J. Kubicek currently teaches political science at Oakland University where he also holds the positions of director of Center for International Studies and director of Religious Studies. Kubicek obtained his BA from Georgetown University in 1989, MA from University of Michigan in 1992 and Ph.D from University of Michigan in 1995. He has received numerous awards and scholarships including Oakland University Research Fellowship, American Councils for International Education Advanced Research Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship. Kubicek also has many publications published in refereed academic journals.


Professor Thomas Diez is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Institute for Political Science, University of Tübingen. He was formerly Professor of International Relations Theory in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, where he was Head of Department from 2005-2008. Diez earned his PhD at the University of Mannheim. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute where he worked with Barry Buzan and Ole Waever. He studies international relations theory, European integration and conflict transformation and is best known for his contributions to the debate on the European Union’s normative power.


Professor Mine Eder is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul. Professor Eder received his Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, the United States of America. Professor Eder worked as a visiting professor at Yale University and George Washington University among others. Professor Eder published extensively in the field of comparative political economy, development, Turkish politics and European Union.


Jonathan Fryer is a British writer, lecturer and broadcaster with a particular focus on Turkey and the Middle East. The author of 15 books (mainly history and biography), he graduated in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford and since 1993 has been teaching a course in Humanities at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. A familiar voice from BBC Radio 4’s “From Our Own Correspondent”, he appears regularly on Arab and other Middle Eastern TV channels commenting on current affairs in the region. As a journalist he has covered the last two general elections in Turkey, as well as monitoring trials in Ankara and Istanbul on behalf of English PEN. An active blogger, he has contributed to a wide range of newspapers, magazines and academic journals, including the Guardian and Turkish Review.


Professor James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book, The End of Normal, was published in September, 2014 by Free Press. His previous book, Inequality and Instability was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press, and his next one,What Everyone Needs to Know About Inequality, will also be published by Oxford. Professor Galbraith holds degrees from Harvard (A.B., 1974) and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981). He won a Marshall Scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge, and served on the congressional staff, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is chair of Economists for Peace and Security and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. In 2010 he was elected to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. In 2012, he was President of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. He is the 2014 co-winner of the Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought.


Assistant ProfessorIoannis N. Grigoriadis currently teaches at the Department of Political Science, Bilkent University and is a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). His research interests include European, Middle Eastern and energy politics, nationalism and democratisation. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science, University of Athens, where he studied Law. In 2002 he obtained a Master of International Affairs (MIA) and an Advanced Certificate of Middle Eastern Studies from the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University. In 2005, he successfully defended his PhD thesis in Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Ηe has worked as research associate at Columbia University and the University of Oxford.


Professor Huricihan İslamoğlu is Emeritus Professor of Economic History, Bogazici University, Istanbul, visiting Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley since 2008 and Fernand Braudel Fellow at European University Institute since 2013. She has got her PhD. Degree in economic history from University of Wisconsin. She has written and lectured in fields of comparative economic history and political economy, legal history, agricultural history; agriculture and globalization, global law and governance.


Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu is a Full Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University, Faculty of Art and Social Sciences. He specializes in the study of political representation and participation. He completed his PhD in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University in 1973. Kalaycıoğlu worked at İstanbul University from 1977 until 1984. Then, he was employed as a full-time faculty member at Boğaziçi University from 1984 to 2002. Moreover, he worked as Deputy Director at the Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History at Boğaziçi University. While he was working at Boğaziçi University, he was the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations between 1995-1997 and he served as a member of Board of Directors between 1997-2001. Before he worked at Sabancı University, Kalaycıoğlu served as a Rector at Işık University between 2004-2007. He also worked in various researches and published the results of these researches as reports, scientific papers, books and scientific articles. He authored and co-edited books in Turkish such as Comparative Political Participation, Comparative Political Systems, Turkish Political Life (co-edited), and Contemporary Political Science (text-book), Turkish Politics (co-edited) and in English Turkey: Political, Social and Economic Challenges in the 1990s (co-edited), Turkish Dynamics: A Bridge Across Troubled Lands, Turkish Democracy Today: Elections, Protest and Stability in an Islamic Society (co-authored), The Rising Tide of Conservatism in Turkey. In addition to these, Kalaycıoğlu is an executive board member of the Turkish Political Science Association (SITD) and also of the Science Academy, Turkey and also of the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), a member of the Turkish Social Science Association (TSBD), a founding member of the Turkish Democracy Foundation (TDV), a founding trustee of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV).


Professor Ayhan Kaya is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics of Interculturalism at the Department of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University; Director of the European Institute; member of the Science Academy, Turkey; worked and taught at the European University Viadrina as Aziz Nesin Chair in 2013; worked and taught at the Malmö University, Sweden as the Willy Brandt Chair in 2011; specialised on European identities, Euro-Turks in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, Circassian diaspora in Turkey, and the construction and articulation of modern transnational identities; received his PhD and MA degrees at the University of Warwick, England. Some of his books are Europeanization and Tolerance in Turkey (London: Palgrave, 2013); Islam, Migration and Integration: The Age of Securitization (London: Palgrave, 2009); Contemporary Migrations in Turkey: Integration or Return (Istanbul Bilgi University Press, in Turkish, co-written with others), Belgian-Turks, Brussels: King Baudouin Foundation, 2008, co-written with Ferhat Kentel), Euro-Turks: A Bridge or a Breach between Turkey and the EU (Brussels: CEPS Publications, 2005, co-written with Ferhat Kentel, Turkish version by Bilgi University); wrote another book titled Sicher in Kreuzberg: Constructing Diasporas, published in two languages, English (Bielefeld: Transkript verlag, 2001) and Turkish (Istanbul: Büke Yayınları, 2000); translated Ethnic Groups and Boundaries by Fredrik Barth and Citizenship and Social Classes by T. H. Marshall and Tom Bottomore; and he edited several book on migration, integration, citizenship, and diasporas. Kaya received Turkish Social Science Association Prize in 2003; Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA-GEBİP) Prize in 2005; Sedat Simavi Research Prize in 2005; and also Euroactiv European Prize in 2008.


Associate Professor Dimitris Keridis currently teaches International Politics at the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University, is a senior research associate at the Karamanlis Foundation in Athens and the director of the Navarino Network, a public policy initiative in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Keridis is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Ph.D. 1998, MALD 1994). His research interests include Balkan politics, European security, and, theories of international relations, nationalism and democracy. Dr. Keridis has served as the director of the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1997-2001), and as a Lecturer of Balkan Studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government (1998-2001). Since 1995, he has been a Research Associate at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), Cambridge, MA.


Professor Çağlar Keyder currently teaches at the Sociology department at Binghamton University, State University of New York and Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Bogaziçi University. He received his Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Keyder has co-founded the Social Policy Forum of Bogazici University with Prof. Ayşe Bugra. He has worked on topics such as historical sociology, urban sociology, social policy, Ottoman-Turkish history, and published various books and articles in journals such as Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, New Left Review, Review, New Perspectives on Turkey, Toplum ve Bilim.


Stephen Kinzer is a visiting professor of international relations in Boston University. Kinzer holds a BA degree from Boston University which he received in 1973. Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to call him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. From 1990 to 1996 Kinzer was posted in Germany. He was chief of the New York Times bureau in Bonn, and after German unification became chief of the Berlin bureau. In 1996, Kinzer was named chief of New York Times bureau in Istanbul, Turkey. He spent four years there, traveling widely in Turkey and in the new nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Kinzer contributes articles to the New York Review of Books and other periodicals, and writes a world affairs column for The Guardian.


Sir David Logan was British Ambassador to Turkey from 1997-2001, and also served at the British Embassy there between 1965-1969. For most of his career in the Diplomatic Service he specialised in east-west relations and in defence policy. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the British Embassies in Moscow and Washington. His postings in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office included appointments as Assistant Under Secretary of State for Central and Eastern European Affairs, and for Defence Policy. He was Director of the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy and an Honorary Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham University between 2002-2007. He is Chair of the British Institute at Ankara, which supports and enables research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in the fields of archaeology, history and contemporary social science.


Dr. Andrew Mango got his Ph.D. in 1955 for a thesis on the legend of Alexander in Persian Islamic poetry from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. He joined the External Services (now World Service) of the BBC in 1947, and was in charge of broadcasts in Turkish between 1958 and 1972, before being promoted Head of the South European. After his retirement from the BBC in 1986 he has worked full-time as researcher, writer and consultant on modern Turkey. Decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal of the Turkish Foreign Ministry; Hon.Ph.D. Middle East Technical University, Ankara; Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta; Beykent University, Istanbul and Çanakkale University.


Professor Ziya Öniş is Professor of Relations and the Director of the Center for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his BA and master’s degrees from London School of Economics and PhD. from University of Manchester. He has written extensively on various aspects of Turkish political economy. His most recent research focuses on the political economy of globalization, crises and post-crises transformations, Turkey’s Europeanization and democratization experience and the analysis of new directions in Turkish foreign policy.


Professor Şevket Pamuk is Professor of Economics and Economic History at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University. Professor Pamuk is a leading economic historian of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East and modern Turkey. Pamuk graduated from Yale University and obtained his PhD degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has since taught at various universities in Turkey and the United States including Ankara, Pennsylvania, Villanova, Princeton, Michigan at Ann Arbor, Northwestern and beginning in 1994 at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul as Professor of Economics and Economic History. He has also served as Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics between 2008 and 2013. Şevket Pamuk was the President of the European Historical Economics Society, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association, a member of the Standing Committee on the Humanities of the European Science Foundation and is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Turkey. He serves on the Editorial Boards of various academic journals including European Review of Economic History and The Journal of Economic History.


Professor Roland Robertson is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, USA; Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Global Society at the University of Aberdeen, UK; and Distinguished Guest Professor of Cultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China He has published many articles or chapters on such subjects as religion, social and cultural theory, globalization and international relations, sport, and social stratification. His present work is focused upon globality and locality; the relationship between global and cosmological studies; anti-Semitism, sociology and the concept of civilization; world order and the changing nature of nations and states.


Professor Dani Rodrik is the Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. Professor Rodrik holds a Ph.D. in economics and an MPA from Princeton University, and an A.B. (summa cum laude) from Harvard College. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), Center for Global Development, and Council on Foreign Relations, among others.


Professor Erik Jan Zürcher (Leiden, 1953) was awarded his Ph.D. at Leiden University in 1984. He has taught at Nijmegen and Amsterdam Universities and been attached to the International Institute of Social History twice (1990-99 as senior research fellow and 2008-12 as general director). Since 1997 he has been full professor of Turkish Studies at Leiden University. He has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2008 and affiliate professor in Stockholm University since 2013. Zürcher has written or edited eleven books, mostly on Turkey in the 20th century. His Turkey A Modern History has been translated into eight languages.


Dr. Mina Toksöz is an Emerging Markets and Country Risk Consultant. She has 15 years of experience in investment banking, most recently as Head of Country Risk at Standard Bank International. Prior to this Dr Toksöz worked for The Economist Group’s EIU, covering Europe and the Middle East, and as Manager of the Country Risk Service. She currently serves as an Independent Director on the Supervisory Board of the EIU Country Risk Service. She has published widely on Emerging Markets; has a D.Phil. in Economics from Sussex University, BA from Bosporus University, and Executive Programme on Infrastructure at Harvard University. Dr Toksoz is a regular public speaker with recent engagements on Turkey and the Middle East at Chatham House, RIIA; on UK-Turkey relations to the House of Commons Foreign Policy Committee; lectures on Country Risk at the Manchester Business School.


Professor Erinç Yeldan received his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, USA, and joined the Department of Economics at Bilkent in 1988. He served as Chair to the Economics Department between 1998 and 2003. During 1994/95 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota where he taught Applied General Equilibrium Analysis. He later visited International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C. and worked as a research associate. During 2007/2008 he was a Fulbright scholar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and at Amherst College. In 2012 Dr Yeldan has moved to Yasar University as Dean of the faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Dr. Yeldan’s recent work focuses on development macroeconomics and on empirical, dynamic general equilibrium models with emphasis on the Turkish economy. He is one of the executive directors of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), New Delhi. He was a recipient of Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 1998. His works were cited among the list of Top 500 Economists by a research conducted by the European Economic Association in 2001.


Professor Robert Wade is currently Professor of political economy at the London School of Economics, a position he holds since 2001. Professor Wade received his Ph.D. at the University of Sussex in 1971. Professor Wade worked at the Wold Bank as a staff economist on agriculture & irrigation in central Agriculture and Rural Development Department, then on trade policy in central Country Policy Department. He has been a visiting professor in Princeton University, MIT and Brown University over the course of the years. Professor Wade is a founding member of the Financial Times’ Economists’ Forum, a by-invitation group which is described as “50 of the world’s most influential economists”. Professor Wade who has authored numerous articles that were and still are being published on many academic journals as well as award-winning books, is one of the world’s most cited economists.


Professor Fikret Şenses is Professor of Economics at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He has numerous academic publications on developmental economics, industrialisation, stability policies, labour markets and economics education. He has completed his BA, master’s and PhD education in the UK, consecutively at Warwick University, Lancaster University and the London School of Economics. He has served as visiting research fellow in Harvard University (1987 – 1988), Institute of Development Studies, UK (September 1989) and Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo (July – October 1990).


Professor İbrahim Sirkeci, is Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing at Regent’s University London since 2005. He is also the director of Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies. A graduate of Bilkent University Political Science and Public Administration, Prof Sirkeci completed his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield in 2002. Before joining Regent’s University, he worked at the Centre for Citizenship and Ethnicity at the University of Bristol. Prof Sirkeci’s work revolving around the themes of ethnic conflict, minorities, migration, transnational movements, remittances, segmentation, segregation, and transnational marketing have been supported by the World Bank, European Union and government departments. He is the founding and managing editor of journals Migration Letters, Transnational Marketing Journal and Kurdish Studies. Professor Sirkeci published many books and articles in international reputable outlets.


Professor Norman Stone is Professor of International Relations and Director of Russian Centre at Bilkent University, Ankara. He has completed his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University. Stone conducted research in Vienna and Budapest. He worked as professor of modern history at University of Oxford. Stone also worked as adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


Dr. Simon A. Waldman is lecturer in Middle East Studies at King’s College London. His research interests include the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Middle East Peace Process, international diplomacy, state building in the Middle East as well as Turkish history and politics. His first book “Anglo-American Diplomacy and the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1948-1951” will shortly be published by Palgrave Macmillan, and he is currently working on a co-authored book on contemporary Turkish politics that will be published by Hurst.