Συνέδριο: Η Ρητορική και τα Εγκλήματα Μίσους στην Κύπρο. Το φαινόμενο και η αντιμετώπιση του

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Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης «Συνέδριο: Η Ρητορική και τα Εγκλήματα Μίσους στην Κύπρο. Το φαινόμενο και η αντιμετώπιση του»

The Rise of Islamic Activities in Cyprus during the AKP Government Period

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The Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies invites you to the lecture:

The Rise of Islamic Activities and Political Islam in Cyprus during the Justice and Development Party Government Period

Speaker:

Ali Dayıoğlu

International Relations

Abstract:

Northern Cyprus has been known as a land where Islam is practiced in its enlightened and tolerant version. However, with the advent of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in Turkey in 2002, the conservative Hanafi-Sunni understanding of Islam has gradually begun to be exported to northern Cyprus. Referring to the “inadequate” devotion to Islamic faith by the Turkish Cypriots, initially a disguised, later an overt, policy of “Sunni Islamization” has been introduced into northern Cyprus. In this regard, this policy, together with intensification of socio-cultural relations with Turkey, has led to a rise of Sunni Islamic activities and dissemination of Political Islam in north Cyprus especially after 2009. In this lecture, these developments will be examined.

Short CV:

Ali Dayıoğlu was born in Limassol in 1970. After finishing secondary school at Turk Maarif College, he attended the Faculty of Communication of Ankara University and graduated in 1992. He obtained his masters and PhD degrees in 1996 and 2002, respectively, from the International Relations Department of Ankara University. Between 1997-2000 and from 2002 onwards, he has lectured on nationalism, human and minority rights and Turkish foreign policy in university level in Cyprus. He researches and writes on the Turkish-Muslim minority in Bulgaria and Greece, the non-Muslim minorities in Turkey, Turkish foreign policy and minorities and Islam in Cyprus. He has published articles on these topics in various periodicals and newspapers. He also has two published books titled From Concentration Camp to the Parliament: Turkish and Muslim Minority in Bulgaria (İstanbul, İletişim Yayınları, 2005, 512 pages) and Minority Rights in North Cyprus (Nicosia, Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation Publications, 2012, 140 pages).

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

7:30 p.m.

Room A019, Old Campus

University of Cyprus

The extreme right in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey

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The Department of Social and Political Sciences cordially invites you to the conference

The extreme right in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey

Programme

 Welcoming note: Antonis Ellinas

 PANEL 1

Chair Yiannos Katsourides

 

9.30 Alexis Alekou

Far-right in Greece and Cyprus: Evolution and radicalization in the ’40s

 

9.50 Ali Dayıoğlu and İbrahim Ayberk

Grey Wolves in Cyprus and their relation with the Turkish state. A conveyor-belt relationship?

 

10.10 Despoina Paraskeva-Veloudogianni,

Nation, Sovereignty, Biopolitics: Trails of the Nazi Discourse and its Legitimation in Greece during the Crisis

 

10.30-10.50  Discussion

 

10.50-11.10  Coffee break

 

 PANEL 2

Chair  Nicos Moudouros

 

11.10 Yiannos Katsourides,

The contemporary extreme right movement in the Republic of Cyprus

 

11.30 Mertkan Hamit,

Traces of extremism in Turkish Cypriot Community

 

11.50 Makis Kouzelis, Professor

From xenophobia and nationalism, to racism and fascism. The extreme right in Greece

 12.10 Antonis Ellinas, Senior Lecture,

Political institutions and neo-Nazi voting in Greece

 

12.30-13.00 Discussion and closure

DATE: Saturday, 1 November 2014

TIME: 09:15

PLACE: XOD02, Room Β111, New Campus

Organizing Committee: Yiannos Katsourides, Nicos Moudouros

 

ΠΩΣ ΗΤΑΝ ΟΙΚΟΔΟΜΗΜΕΝΗ Η ΤΟΥΡΚΟΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΑ ΠΡΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΕΙΣΒΟΛΗ;

15 Οκτωβρίου 2014
ΠΩΣ ΗΤΑΝ ΟΙΚΟΔΟΜΗΜΕΝΗ Η ΤΟΥΡΚΟΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΑ ΠΡΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΕΙΣΒΟΛΗ; (ΘΕΣΜΟΙ, ΙΔΕΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑ)
Νίκος Μούδουρος, Δρ. Τουρκικών και Μεσανατολικών Σπουδών
Από τον κύκλο διαλέξεων με θέμα ΕΝΝΕΑ ΚΑΙΡΙΑ ΕΡΩΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΟ ΖΗΤΗΜΑ που διοργάνωσε το Κέντρο Ευρωπαϊκών και Διεθνών Υποθέσεων του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας.

From Uprising to Armed Conflict: Academic and Personal Observations on the Syrian Crisis

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LECTURE

The Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies invites you to the lecture:

From Uprising to Armed Conflict: Academic and Personal Observations on the Syrian Crisis

Speaker:

Armenak Tokmajyan

Researcher, Tampere Peace Research Institute

Abstract:

“In the year 2000 Hafez al-Assad, who had ruled Syria as a president for about thirty years, left his heir, Bashar al-Assad, a stable Syria but with mounting social, political and economic problems that required major reforms. Despite the relatively liberal policies that Bashar al-Assad has followed since then, the pace of the reforms remained slow until 2011 when the first considerable non-violent protests started in the south of the country. Eventually, these protests turned into an armed struggle against the central government. The first part of the presentation discusses some of the major factors that led to political destabilization and subsequently to a civil war. The second part of the presentation spotlights how the war in Syria, by the end of 2012, had started changing its nature, by becoming internationalized and radicalized. Additionally, within the Syrian conflict, other conflicts emerged due to the multiplication of the armed actors and clashing interests. Understanding the development of the armed conflict and the role of its constantly changing main actors (especially in the opposition bloc) is crucial to locating the current stage of the conflict. In the third part of the lecture, I talk about my own experience of the conflict. I contrast stories and debates I had with friends close to the ruling elite in Syria, with opinions I heard from actual participants of the revolution. Thereafter, I shortly refer to how I perceived the situation, as a foreigner who lived in Syria for a long time; as a student of social sciences; and as a member of a privileged minority. I conclude my presentation with a few remarks about local ceasefires and peace-making efforts that rarely make it to the major newspapers”.

Short CV:

Armenak Tokmajyan was born in Armenia and grew up in Syria where he went to school and obtained his BA at the University of Kalamoon in Damascus in 2011. He worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Syria in 2012. From 2012 he studied at the University of Tampere/Finland completing his MA in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research in spring 2014. At present he is a Visiting Researcher at Tampere Peace Research Institute. He has published several research papers and articles most of which deal with the civil war in Syria.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

7:30 p.m.

Room A019, Old Campus

University of Cyprus

Η δομή της Τ/Κ κοινότητας πριν την εισβολή (Θεσμοί, Ιδεολογία, Πολιτική Οικονομία)

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Το Κέντρο Ευρωπαϊκών και Διεθνών Υποθέσεων του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας διοργανώνει νέο κύκλο διαλέξεων με θέμα ΕΝΝΕΑ ΚΑΙΡΙΑ ΕΡΩΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΟ ΖΗΤΗΜΑ: Πρώτη Θεματική Νεότητα – Κύπρος: 1950-1974. Η Ιστορικός-Διεθνολόγος Άννα Κουκκίδη-Προκοπίου, ειδική συνεργάτης του Κέντρου, θα συντονίζει τον κύκλο διαλέξεων ο οποίος θα ολοκληρωθεί σε εννέα συναντήσεις. Οι διαλέξεις θα πραγματοποιούνται κάθε Τετάρτη από τις 6:45 μ.μ. μέχρι τις 8:30 μ.μ. στην αίθουσα εκδηλώσεων Μ106, κτίριο Millennium, 1ος όροφος, Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας. Η διάρκεια κάθε διάλεξης θα είναι 45 λεπτά και θα ακολουθεί συζήτηση. Η ημέρα έναρξης έχει οριστεί η Τετάρτη 08 Οκτωβρίου 2014: την συγκεκριμένη μέρα οι ενδιαφερόμενοι καλούνται να προσέλθουν 20 λεπτά ενωρίτερα για τακτοποίηση της εγγραφής τους.

Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης «Η δομή της Τ/Κ κοινότητας πριν την εισβολή (Θεσμοί, Ιδεολογία, Πολιτική Οικονομία)»

Rethinking Kemalism: Foucauldian attempt to understand the decline of Kemalism in Turkey

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L E C T U R E

The Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies

invites you to the lecture:

Rethinking Kemalism: Foucauldian attempt to understand the decline of Kemalism in Turkey

Speaker:

Mertkan Hamit

PhD candidate, Legal and Political Theory

 Abstract:

In this lecture my aim is to introduce Foucauldian approach of power and interrogate Kemalist interpretations of power. In my analysis, I am going to question the declining power of Kemalism in Turkey from a Foucauldian perspective and my primary aim is to deconstruct mainstream narratives of power where the Kemalist decline can be explained beyond the Kemalist versus Islamist dichotomy. In this analysis, I am going to provide rather alternative way of reading the history and draw broader conclusions for the debates on the ways that we approach to the power.

Short CV:

Mertkan Hamit completed his undergraduate studies (Ba) in the Department of Economics of the Marmara University and he continued with postgraduate studies (Ma) on South East European Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is currently a PhD candidate on Human Rights at the School of Law and Social Sciences of the University of East London. His research interests include the Human Rights, Political Economics, Political and Legal Theory, Discourse Analysis and Nationalism. 

 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

7:30 p.m.

Room A019, Old Campus

University of Cyprus