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10th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium: “Migration, Diversity, and Identity in Turkey and the EU"

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European Union Center
210 Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Apr 28, 2016   1:00 - 3:45 pm  
Kim Rice
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1:00-1:05pm — Welcoming Remarks

1:05-1:25pm — Ayhan Kaya, Istanbul Bilgi University
“Turkey as a Country of Immigration: Homogenization of the Nation”
1:25-1:45pm — Bianca Kaiser, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University
“Integration Challenges faced by EU Citizens in Turkey”
1:45-2:05pm — Canan Balkır, Visiting Scholar, EU Center, University of Illinois
“From Immigration to Innovation Networks”

10 min Q&A

2:15-2:30 Break (Coffee & Tea)

2:30 – 2:50pm — İlkay Südaş, İzmir Ege University
“Life-Style Migrants in Turkey”
2:50-3:10pm — Saime Özçürümez, Visiting Scholar, CMES, Harvard University/Bilkent University
“Managing Diversity in Turkey: State Actors and Civil Society Actors Engaged in Integration”
3:10-3:30pm — Ulaş Sunata, Bahçeşehir University
“Syrian Refugees in Turkey”

10 min Q&A


Organized by:
European Union Center at the University of Illinois

Co-sponsored by:
European Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University; Jean Monnet Chair, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University; and the Center for Global Studies (CGS); the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC); and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois.

EUC, REEEC, and CGS are National Resource Centers funded by the US Department of Education Title VI grant. EUC is also a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded by the European Union. CSAMES is partially funded by the US Department of Education Title VIa grant. This symposium is supported by funding from the US Department of Education Title VI and VIa grants.


Related pre-symposium event:

Transatlantic Security Symposium:
“Crossing Boundaries: Security and Migration in Europe”

28 April 2016

Illini Union
General Lounge (Room 210)
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
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