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Nature and Climate Talks 7 – “Global Climate Change and Anatolian Biogeography: Understanding the Past, Projecting the Future”

The seventh in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Hakan Gür’s talk on “Global Climate Change and Anatolian Biogeography: Understanding the Past, Projecting the Future (Küresel İklim Değişiklikleri ve Anadolu Biyocoğrafyası: Geçmişi Anlamak ve Geleceği Öngörmek) ” on March 4, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.  

Infectious Diseases in the Global Era: From the Discovery of Vaccines to the Concept of “One Health

Istanbul Policy Center organized the conference on “Infectious Diseases in the Global Era: From the Discovery of Vaccines to the Concept of “One Health” (Küreselleşme Döneminde Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları: Aşıların Keşfinden “Tek Sağlık” Kavramına)” with the participation of Selim Badur on March 3 at IPC Karaköy. The conference was moderated by Director Fuat Keyman.

Istanbul Perspectives 12 – Taste of the City: Food and Agriculture in Istanbul

The twelfth meeting in the Istanbul Perspectives Talks series took place with the participation of Zafer Yenal from Boğaziçi University. Yenal’s talk on “Taste of the City: Food and Agriculture in Istanbul (Şehrin Tadı: İstanbul’da Yemek ve Tarım)” was moderated by Asuman Suner on February 27, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

Turkey, Russia, and the West: Historical Perspectives, Current Dynamics, and Future Prospects

Istanbul Policy Center and the Economic Development Foundation organized the conference “Turkey, Russia, and the West: Historical Perspectives, Current Dynamics, and Future Prospects” on February 21, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

Climate Café Talks 10 – Studying Turkey's Energy Policies in Light of Social Sciences

The tenth in the Climate Café Talks series took place with Begüm Özkaynak’s talk on “Studying Turkey's Energy Policies in Light of Social Sciences (Türkiye’nin Enerji Politikalarını Sosyal Bilimler Işığında Okumak)” on February 12, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

Differentiated Integration in EU-Turkey Relations

The Istanbul Policy Center–Sabancı University–Stiftung Mercator Initiative hosted Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Frank Schimmelfennig in Istanbul. During his visit, Schimmelfennig participated in the panel “Ever Looser Union? Differentiated Integration in Europe” on January 30, 2020 at METU; gave a seminar on the same topic on February 3, 2020 at Sabancı University; and held a breakfast talk on “Differentiated Integration in EU-Turkey Relations: Prospects and Obstacles” on February 4, 2020 at the Galata Istanbul Hotel.

Istanbul Perspectives 11: “Istanbul from the Perspective of Migration: The 1980-2017 Period”

The eleventh meeting in the Istanbul Perspectives Talks series took place with the participation of Murat Güvenç, Director of Istanbul Studies Center at Kadir Has University. Güvenç’s talk on “Istanbul from the Perspective of Migration: The 1980-2017 Period (Göç Perspektifinden İstanbul: 1980-2017 Dönemi)” was moderated by Asuman Suner on January 30, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

CoBenefits Trainings

Istanbul Policy Center, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) organized a training program within the CoBenefits project between January 28-29, 2020 in Ankara. The program focused on how renewable energy influences employment benefits, industrial development, reduced health costs, and increased energy security in Turkey.

Political Ecology of the Agricultural Transformation in Turkey within the Context of Climate Change

The Istanbul Policy Center–Sabancı University–Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized the conference “Political Ecology of the Agricultural Transformation in Turkey within the Context of Climate Change (İklim Değişikliği Bağlamında Türkiye’de Tarımın Dönüşümünün Politik Ekolojisi)” on January 6, 2020 at IPC Karaköy. The conference was followed by a roundtable meeting on January 7, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

Nature and Climate Talks 6 – “The Impact of Climate Change on Birds”

The sixth in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz’s talk on “The Impact of Climate Change on Birds (Değişen İklimin Kuşlara Etkisi) ” on January 14, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.