The Young Scholars on Turkey (YSOT) Program calls for individual paper proposals for its annual conference to be held on November 2, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference is sponsored by the SETA Foundation at Washington, D.C.
We welcome individual paper proposals on policy-relevant issues on Turkey from disciplines such as history, political science, international relations, public policy, economics, sociology, and conflict resolution. While papers can be from a broad range of topics, we emphasize that the subject matter should have policy implications.
Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and a short bio page as separate word document attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17, 2012.
The YSOT program will cover travel and accommodation expenses for the conference. Limited funding may be available for international participants. The conference papers will be published in a separate volume. The edited volume from the YSOT 2011 Conference titled, History, Politics, and Foreign Policy in Turkey, can be found here: http://amzn.to/TS0xQw
The YSOT Program aims to facilitate dialogue and exchange of ideas between Washington based policy makers, scholars, and early career researchers whose research is related to Turkey. The program aims to contribute to the diversity of voices and analytical perspectives on Turkey. For further information, visit www.setadc.org/ysot.
Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following:
Turkey’s role in a new region
Shifting global balance of power
Turkey in G-20
New security architecture and prospects of democracy in the MENA region
Domestic and foreign public opinion on Turkey
Energy cooperation and economic integration
Role of civil society organizations and initiatives
Future of Turkish democracy
Research Director, SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
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