Invited Lectures & Talks

  • “Euroscepticism and the Ab(use) of History: Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 19th Century”, Cambridge University, 5 April 2019.
  • “European Foreign Policy after Brexit”, Centre for European Reform, London, 4 April 2019.
  • VIADUCT First Annual Conference, Brussels, 27-27 April 2018.
  • “EU-Turkey Relations in Times of Global Turmoil”, University of Cologne, 19 April 2018.
  • “Turkey and Europe: Contested Identities in History”, Columbia University, New York, 3 April 2018.
  • “Contested Identities in History: The Case of Turkey and Europe”, Bilkent University, 29 March 2018.
  • “EU-Turkey Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean”, IAI, Rome, 21 March 2018.
  • “Current Developments in the EU”, 9 Eylül University, İzmir, 1 March 2018.
  • “Revitalizing EU-Turkey Relations in a Regional and Global Turmoil”, Humboldt University, 11 January 2018.
  • “The EU and Turkey: Turkish Public’s Perceptions of a Relationship in Turmoil”, University of Tübingen, 12 July 2017.
  • “Turkey-EU Relations after the Turkish Referendum: Perpetual Crisis or Restricted Cooperation?”, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 16 May 2017.
  • “Turkey-EU Relations”, Jean Monnet Lecture, Maastricht University, 15 May 2017.
  • “The Rise of Right-Wing Populism: Effects on Europe and Turkey”, Center for Global Studies, The Foundation for Sciences and Arts, Istanbul, 22 April 2017.
  • “Türkiye ve Avrupa Birliği İlişkilerinde İşbirliği ve Kriz” (Cooperation and Crisis in the Relations between Turkey and the European Union), Politics and Society Seminar, Bahçeşehir University, 24 March 2017.
  • “Turkey and the EU: Cooperation and Conflict”, Westminster Debate, House of Commons, 8 March 2017.
  • Roundtable on “Turkish Foreign Policy”, Işık University, 27 December 2016.
  • “Turkey and the EU: Pacts and Pauses in a Turbulent Relationship”, Jean Monnet Lecture, University of Leuven, 8 December 2016.
  • “EU and Turkey Amid Regional and Global Crises: Where to From Here?”, Jean Monnet Seminar, ODTÜ, 24 November 2016.
  • Roundtable on the “Refugee Deal: More Risk Than Gain?”, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 26 February 2016.
  • “Being European through not Being Turkish: Discursive Identity Construction through EU Representation of Turkey”, ACCESS Europe Lecture, University of Amsterdam, 17 December 2015.
  • “Foreign Policy Challenges: Which Potential for Cooperation between Turkey and the EU?”, Jean Monnet Lecture, İzmir University of Economics, İzmir, 9 December 2015.
  • “The Outcome of the Election”, Conference on “Turkey and the EU after the Election”, Bruegel, Brussels, 10 June 2015.
  • “The Eurocrisis: Implications for EU Politics and Foreign Policy”, Sabancı University, Istanbul, 13 May 2015.
  • “Foreign Policy as an Identity Marker: Understanding Turkey’s De-Alignment from the EU”, Columbia University, New York, 12 February 2015.
  • “After Crisis: What Next for European Integration?”, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 7 December 2014.
  • “Turkey-EU Relations: Future Scenarios”, Brookings-TUSIAD Conference, Istanbul, 20 November 2014.
  • EU-Turkey Relations: The State of Play and Challenges”, Jean Monnet Lecture, University of Pisa, Pisa, 14 November 2014.
  • “Europe and the World”, Dahrendorf Symposium organised by the London School of Economics, Stiftung Mercator and Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 14-15 November 2013.
  • “Differentiated Integration in the Post-Lisbon Era and EU Enlargement”, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, 8 November 2013.
  • “Constructions of European Identity”, book talk at Okan University, Istanbul, 4 April 2013.
  • “The Foreign Policy of Turkey: Directions, Challenges and Aspirations”, Committee of Foreign Affairs Hearing on the Foreign Policy of Turkey, European Parliament, Brussels, 6 December 2012.
  • “Crisis of the EU-Crisis of Neighbourhood and Enlargement?”, Conference on “Europe’s Common Future” organised by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin, 26 September 2012.
  • “The Rise of Populist Movements in Europe and Its Dangers for Democracy”, Council of Europe Hearing, Strasbourg, 26 April 2012.
  • “Ignorance, Fear and Prejudice: Do Europeans Get Turkey?”, organised by the European Stability Initiative (ESI) and Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, 15 November 2011.
  • “Beyond Cairo: Visions of a New Decade in European Islamic Relations”, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC, 23 June 2010.
  • “Spain and Turkey during the Spanish EU-Presidency”, organised by CIDOB, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and TESEV, Barcelona, 14 April 2010.
  • “Analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Turkey under the Pre-Accession Instrument (IPA) in the Context of the 2009 Enlargement Package”, Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament, Brussels, 3 February 2010.
  • “Governance in the EU: Challenges for a New Era in Europe”, organised by Sciences Po and İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul, 5 November 2009.
  • “Governance in the EU”, 28th Annual Course on International Law Librarianship, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, 14 October 2009.
  • “Turkey-European Union: What to Expect in 2009,” organised by EDAM-Radikal, İstanbul,  3-5 April 2009.
  • “Turkey’s European Aspirations,” organised by Eurocivitas, Riga, 12 January 2009.
  • “Turkey’s Long Road to EU Membership: Challenges and Opportunities,” organised by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Brussels, 27 November 2008.
  • “The German EU Presidency and the Prospect for Turkey-EU Relations,” German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, 5 February 2007.
  • “Political Islam in Turkey,” organised by CEPS, Sofia University and the Open Society Institute, Sofia, November 2006.
  • “Turkey in the EU: What does Latvia have to Say?” organised by the Baltic Forum, Riga, 28 April 2006.
  • “Discursive Approaches to European Governance,” European Studies Lecture, Sabancı University, 10 November 2005.
  • “Building a Secure Neighbourhood: Neighbourhod Policy, Enlargement Process and Security,” organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, 21-22 October 2005.
  • “Les Transformations Europeennes de la Turquie,” (European Transformation of Turkey) organised by  L’Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Paris, 27 January 2005.
  • “Turkey-next member of the EU? The diplomatic, economic and political approaches,” organised by Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Sacred Heart University, 20 January 2005.
  • “Regional Integration, State Building and Conflict Settlement in Europe and Asia,” organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, 11-12 October 2004.