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2010-2011 Activities

ON 16.05.2011 ASSISSTANT PROFESSOR DOCTOR BEKIR ZAKIR COBAN AND PROF. ALBERTO MELLONI GAVE LECTURES IN THE PANEL ON “THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE CHURCH” WHICH WAS ORGANIZED BY DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF THEOLOGY AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES JEAN MONNET CHAIR.
ON 13.05.2011 PROF. DR. CANAN BALKIR MODERATED THE SESSION CALLED “RETHINKING TURKEY AND EUROPE: A DIALOGICAL RELATIONSHIP” IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE,WHICH WAS ORGANIZED BY INTERNAIONAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF YASAR UNIVERSITY, ON “TURKEY’S ACCESSION PROCESS TO THE EU AFTER LISBON TREATY: PROBLEMS AND EXPECTATIONS”.
ON 12.05.2011 BY BEING A MAIN SPEAKER PROF. DR. CANAN BALKIR ATTENDED TO THE “EU AND GRANT PROGRAMS INFORMATION MEETING” WHICH WAS ORGANIZED BY THE GOVERNORSHIP OF IZMIR, EBSO (AEGEAN REGION CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY), EBILTEM AND ABIGEM.
ON 11.05.2011 PROF. DR. CANAN BALKIR GAVE A LECTURE ON “CURRENT SITUATION IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION” WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY SERIES OF FACULTY OF LITERATURE, DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY.
ON 09.05.2011 WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF EUROPE DAY, JEAN MONNET NETWORK MEETING WAS ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, YASAR UNIVERSITY AND JEAN MONNET CHAIR OF EUROPEAN ECONOMIC STUDIES, DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY.
ON 04.05.2011 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SANEM BAYKAL, WHO IS THE EUROPEAN UNION LAW DIRECTORATE OF SECRETARIAT GENERAL FOR EU AFFAIRS, GAVE A LECTURE ON “THE CHALLENGES OF THE LISBON TREATY IN THE CONTEXT OF EU’S DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY PROBLEM SOLVING”.
ON 25 APRIL 2011 DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL FOR EU AFFAIRS DR. BURAK ERDENIR GAVE A LECTURE ON “IDENTITY ASPECT OF EUROPEAN UNION ENLARGEMENT” AT THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE ROOM.
ON 25 MARCH 2011 PROF. CANAN BALKIR WAS INVITED TO GIVE A LECTURE TO THE GRADUATE STUDENTS ON THE SUBJECT OF “TURKEY’S ROAD TO EU MEMBERSHIP: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” AT GHENT UNIVERSITY IN BELGIUM.
ON 1 DECEMBER 2010 RAUF DENKTAS, THE FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS, HAS MADE A SPEECH IN THE CONFERENCE ON “THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CYPRUS IN EUROPEAN UNION NEGOTIATION PROCESS”. HAVING BEEN ORGANIZED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN MODERATED BY PROF. DR. CANAN BALKIR. DENKTAS HAS GIVEN A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CYPRUS ISSUE AND HOW THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN AFFECTING THE TURKEY-EU RELATIONS TODAY. DENKTAS HAS ALSO ARGUED THAT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION IS POSSIBLE IF ONLY THE RIGHTS OF THE TURKEY AND THE CYPRIOT TURKS ARE PRESERVED.
ON 08.11.2010 A CONFERENCE TITLED “REFLECTIONS OF THE EUROPEANIZATION IN PUBLIC SPHERE: TURKEY CASE” WAS ORGANIZED WITH THE COLLABORATION OF YASAR UNIVERSITY, DEU FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, AEGEAN ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN STUDIES AND FRIEDRICH NAUMANN STIFTUNG. PROF. CANAN BALKIR HAS MADE THE KEYNOTE SPEECH OF THE CONFERENCE AND THE DISCUSSANTS WERE PROF. DR. RUUD KOOPMANS FROM SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER BERLIN, JÖRG DEHNERT FROM FRIEDRICH NAUMANN STIFTUNG, PROF. HALIL NALÇAOÐLU FROM BILGI UNIVERSITY, HURIYE TOKER AND PROF. DR. UMIT ATABEK FROM YASAR UNIVERSITY.
ON 06.10.2010 A CONFERENCE WAS HELD ON WITH THE COLLABORATION OF DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS. IN THE CONFERENCE PROF. DR. ALPARSLAN YENAL, RETIRED FROM THE FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN, GAVE A LECTURE ON “EU PERSPECTIVE AFTER THE TREATY OF LISBON AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS”. IN HIS SPEECH PROF. YENAL HAS FOCUSED ON THE LISBON TREATY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE EU. ACCORDING TO YENAL ALTHOUGH THE TREATY OF LISBON IS A REFORM TREATY AND HAS BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO STRUCTURE OF THE EU, IT IS NOT AN ACCURATE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE UNION. YENAL HAS ALSO ANALYZED THE EFFECTS OF FINANCIAL CRISIS. AS STATED BY YENAL EU HAD PUT MAASTRICHT CRITERIA, WITH THE EFFECTS OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS EU MEMBERS HAVE VIOLATED THE CRITERIA. YENAL HAS ALSO POINTED THAT THE EU AND ITS CURRENCY THE EURO HAVE STARTED TO LOSE THEIR INFLUENCES IN GLOBAL ARENA. THEREFORE THE EU IS NEEDED A NEW REFORM PROCESS TO SOLVE ITS INSTITUTIONAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.
ON 23.09.2010 A CONFERENCE WAS HELD ON WITH THE COLLABORATION OF DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS. IN THE CONFERENCE PROF. DR. HORST HANUSCH FROM AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY AND PROF. DR. ANDREAS PYKA FROM HOHENHEIM UNIVERSITY GAVE A LECTURE ON “COMPREHENSIVE NEO-SCHUMPETERIAN APPROACH WITH SOME EMPIRICAL APPLICATION”. THE LECTURE WAS HELD IN THE EUROPEAN DOCUMENTATION CENTRE, DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY. PROF. PYKA AND PROF. HANUSCH IN THEIR LECTURE HAS MADE AN ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND HAS ADDRESSED THE QUESTION OF “WHETER THE COMPREHENSIVE NEO-SCHUMPETERIAN APPROACH IS THE RATIONAL APPROACH TO ELIMINATE THE CRISIS OR NOT?” ACCORDING TO THE DISCUSSANTS A COMPREHENSIVE AND CONSISTENT POLICY WHICH INCLUDES THE FINANCE, INDUSTRY AND PUBLIC SECTOR IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO SOLVE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.