IR Semineri: “Book Talk: ‘One Hundred Years of Turkish Foreign Policy (1923-2023) Historical and Theoretical Reflections’”, Binnur Özkeçeci-Taner, Sinem Akgül-Açıkmeşe, 15:30 5 Aralık (EN)

Department of International Relations Book Talk

Binnur Özkeçeci-Taner, Hamline University &Sinem Akgül-Açıkmeşe, Kadir Has University

Meliha Altunışık, Middle East Techical University
Ayça Ergun, Middle East Techical University
Bezen Balamir-Coşkun, TED University

Book Talk: “One Hundred Years of Turkish Foreign Policy (1923-2023) Historical and Theoretical Reflections”

Date: Tuesday, 5th, 15.30
Location: A-130

GE250 points.

Binnur Özkeçeci-Taner is Professor of Political Science at Hamline University (Minnesota, USA). She received her B.A. in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and completed her M.A. in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and Ph.D. in Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (USA). Özkeçeci-Taner currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Global Security Studies and is the author of The Role of Ideas in Coalition Government Foreign Policymaking: The Case of Turkey (1991-2002), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on Turkish foreign policy and leadership trait analysis. Most recently, she co-edited (with Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe) the book, One Hundred Years of Turkish Foreign Policy (1923-2023) Historical and Theoretical Reflections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe is a Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair holder on Hybrid Threats in the EU at Kadir Has University (KHAS). She holds a BA in International Relations as well as an MA in European Union-International Relations from Ankara University. She studied at the European Institute of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for her MSc degree in European Studies. She has completed her PhD in European Studies-International Relations at Ankara University (2008). She was a Jean Monnet fellow at LSE (2001-2002), Turkish Academy of Sciences fellow (2002-2008), visiting PhD student at London School of Economics (2005-2006), Sasakawa Young Leaders fellow (2005-2007), visiting scholar to IGCC-University of California-San Diego as a US Department of State Fellow (2007), Black Sea Young Reformers fellow (2010-2011), visiting researcher at Stellenbosch University (2016), visiting scholar at Harvard University (2017) in support of her research on Security Studies, EU foreign and neighborhood policies specifically from a security perspective, European integration, enlargement and Turkey-EU relations. Prof. Açıkmeşe has a teaching experience of more than 20 years, at various institutions including Ankara University and TOBB-University of Economics and Technology on a full-time capacity before she joined KHAS in 2011. She is currently the associate editor of European Review of International Studies, Governing Board Member as well as the Secretary-General of the International Relations Council of Turkey (IRCT) and served as a Member of the Governing Council of the International Studies Association (ISA) (2018-2020). She has coordinated and took part in several international research and exchange projects including EU-FP7 Marie-Curie Actions, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships and Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Actions.