Olympia Summer Academy - Turkey in the 21st century: Politics, Society and Economy, 9 - 14 July 2017, Greece

Publish Date: Jan 11, 2017

Deadline: May 03, 2017

Event Dates: from Jan 10, 2017 06:24 to Jul 14, 2017 06:21

Turkey in the 21st century: Politics, Society and Economy

July 9-14, 2017

Course Description

Turkey continues to attract international attention by virtue not only of its size and position but also its politics. Having been on the forefront of modernization and westernization in the Muslim world, Turkey is now undergoing significant changes under the leadership of Tayip Erdogan. The course aims to examine Erdogan’s program for reshaping the polity, economy and society of contemporary Turkey. Furthermore, the course analyzes that program’s implications for Turkey’s position in the world and for democratic rule and Islamist politics in the Muslim periphery more broadly. Starting with an overview of the history of Republican Turkey and the rise of Erdogan’s hegemony, the focus of the course broadens to address key questions that make Turkey a fascinating case-study in a world of rapid change, including political Islam, economic development, democratization, and ethnic coexistence.

The faculty includes:

  • Karabekir Akkoyunlu, Assistant Professor of Modern Turkey, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz.
  • Kristin Fabbe, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

  • Dimitris Keridis, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University of Athens.
  • Wolfango Piccoli, Co-president and Director of Research, Teneo Intelligence.

How to apply

Applicants should be (post-) graduate students working towards Masters or Ph.D. degrees, but we usually admit some advanced undergraduates, as well as researchers and practitioners. All applicants should be fluent in English.

The application should include the following material:

1) a completed application form - https://armacad.info/images/announcements/2015/02/January%202017/OSA_2017_Application.doc-345a8.doc
2) a copy of your CV; and,
3) a letter of recommendation.

Please download the application form (see below) and submit it electronically. Places are limited and will be awarded on merit.

The deadline is May 3, 2017, and decisions will be mailed out by May 10, 2017. Early applications, especially for those seeking financial aid, are strongly encouraged. Please also note that early applications submitted by March 3, 2017, will receive a 50€ discount on the registration fee.

Admitted foreign students will be provided with all necessary documentation in support of a visa application if this is needed.

For further inquiries please contact Ms. Aspa Kyriaki:
E: olympia@navarinonetwork.org | T: +30 2310 260 322 | F: +30 2310 260 332

Fees and Scholarships

There is a 150€ non-refundable registration fee to be paid in advance of the Academy to secure a place, in accordance with the instructions provided in the letter of admission. Those wishing to attend two cycles (one from Group I and one from Group II) do not have to pay the registration fee twice.

Early applications submitted by March 3, 2017, will receive a 50€ discount on the registration fee.

Tuition and board charges are for

These tuition and board charges are IN ADDITION to the registration fee and cover:

  • shared accommodation in a double occupancy room with breakfast,
  • electronic access to all the reading material,
  • excursions, cultural, social and extra curricular activities, and
  • transportation from “Athens International Airport” to Nafplio and back.

A limited number of single rooms is available and can be provided at an additional charge of 50€ per night.

OSA Scholarships

For qualified applicants who can only attend one short cycle (half the program of the Academy), some financial aid of 150€ might be also provided on merit and need basis.

Moreover, the Olympia Summer Academy offers a number of scholarships of 500€ each. These scholarships are open to all applicants and will be awarded on merit and need basis.


•  Eligible to apply for an OSA scholarship are those who stay for the whole duration of the summer program, i.e. either students who attend Cycle A or those who attend two of the shorter Cycles (one from Group I and one of Group II).

•  The OSA will automatically award its scholarship to all Ph.D. candidates, who stay for the whole duration of the summer program and are members of the European International Studies Association 

We encourage all students to search also for outside funding to cover their fees and/or travel expenses, by exploring funding opportunities available through their home universities and local non-governmental organizations.

All participants are expected to pay for their own travel to and from Athens.

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