Central European University’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations will hold its 16th Annual Doctoral Conference this week. The conference provides a professional, stimulating, and international environment for PhD students and early career researchers in political science to discuss their works in progress, establish networks, and initiate collaborative research.

In the conference that will be held online, I will present a paper in panel 9 “rethinking democracy and democratic perceptions” titled “Turkey’s Secularism Experiment as an Impediment to Democratic Consolidation”

During the three days of the conference (7-9 April) there will be 4 keynote speeches:

  • “Crisis Communication & Crisis Management during COVID-19: A Case Study”, by Ruth Wodak (Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom and Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria)


  • “Continuities in State-Building, Inequality & Violent Unrest”, by Alexander de Juan (Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Osnabrück, Germany)


  • “Why Decoloniality Matters: Decolonial Approaches to World Politics”, by Meera Sabaratnam (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom)


  • “Dis/Continuities of 21st Century Political Economy in Advanced Capitalist Nations”, by Matthew Bergman (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Government, University of Vienna, Austria).


Our panel is here 16th Central European University Annual Doctoral Conference – YouTube

For the conference programme visit here

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