Turkey in the 21st century: Politics, Society and Economy
July 9-14, 2017
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.
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.
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 a 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 a 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 PhD 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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