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Evren Balta
Evren Balta
Senior Scholar

Evren Balta is an Associate Professor International Relations a the Faculty of Social Sciences of Ozyegin University and a Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center. Her main research interests are political violence, security, and citizenship. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from The Graduate Center, CUNY (2007) and an MA in Sociology from Middle East Technical University (1999) and an MIA from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (2001). Her articles have appeared in many different journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology, Gender Place & Culture. She is the author of Global Security Complex (İletisim Publications, 2012), Age of Precariousness  (Iletisim Publications, 2019) and The American Passport in Turkey: National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism (with O Altan-OOlcay, UPenn Press 2020). She is also the editor of Introduction to Global Politics (Iletisim Publications, 2014), Military, State and Politics in Turkey (with I. Akca, Bilgi University Publications, 2010) and Neighbors with Suspicion: Dynamics of Turkish-Russian Relations (with G. Ozcan and B. Besgul, İletisim Publications, 2017). Her research has been supported by the American Association for the University Women, Mellon Foundation, Bella Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and the Fulbright Scholar Program.  Prior to coming to Özyeğin University, she served as a research fellow in the Institute for Human Sciences/Russia in Global Dialogue Program (Vienna, Austria 2017) and as a Fulbright visiting associate professor at the New York University, Program in International Relations during the 2017-2018 academic year. In 2018, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Political Science Program at the CUNY-The Graduate Center.

Türkiye'de Demokrasi, Güvenlik, Devlet Algısı

İPM Kıdemli Uzmanı Evren Balta ve Mercator-İPM Kıdemli Araştırmacısı Hatem Ete'nin "Türkiye'de Demokrasi, Güvenlik, Devlet Algısı" başlıklı raporu Mart 2022'de yayımlandı.

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Normative Challengers During A Pandemic: Covid-19 Reporting in Turkey and Russia

Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Senior Scholar Evren Balta's policy brief "Normative Challengers During A Pandemic: Covid-19 Reporting in Turkey and Russia" was published in October 2020.

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Turkey, Russia and the West: Reassessing Persistent Volatility, Asymmetric Interdependence, and the Syria Conflict

Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Senior Scholar Evren Balta, and IPC Researcher Andrew O’Donohue’s report Turkey, Russia and the West: Reassessing Persistent Volatility, Asymmetric Interdependence, and the Syria Conflict was published.

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Future Politics

Director Fuat Keyman and Senior Specialist Evren Balta's article "Future Politics (Gelecek Siyaseti)" was published in Politikyol on February 6, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman

Squid Game ve Düşündürdükleri

Salgın ve Toplum - "NATO Zirvesi Işığında Biden-Erdoğan Görüşmesi"

15 June 2021

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Evren Balta & Fuat Keyman

Ukrayna-Rusya Krizi Bağlamında Türkiye-AB-Rusya İlişkileri

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Nebi Sümer

Pandemide Risk Algısı, Tedirginlik ve Davranışsal Uyum

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta

2021'e Dair Olasılıklar ve Beklentiler

Salgın ve Toplum - "Psikoloji Kıyıya Vurunca"

1 December 2020

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta

"Bir Başkadır": Kesişen Dünyalar ve Kutuplaşma

"The End of the Western Model" - Pankaj Mishra and Evren Balta

The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a webinar “The End of the Western Model” with Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pankaj Mishra on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The webinar was moderated by IPC Senior Scholar Evren Balta.

Please click here to read the conversation with Pankaj Mishra.

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Evren Balta

Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye” with Michael Thumann and Evren Balta

Nationalism and the Global Pandemic

“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Dijitalleşen Post-Korona Dünyada Potansiyeller ve Riskler”

June 22, 2020

"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Normalleşme Sürecinde Toplumsal Psikoloji ve Birey Olmak"

June 8, 2020

Turkey, Russia, and the West: Reassessing the Collaboration, Conflict and Mutual Dependence From 1945 to Today

Istanbul Policy Center organized the webinar “Turkey, Russia, and the West: Reassessing the Collaboration, Conflict and Mutual Dependence From 1945 to Today (Türkiye, Rusya ve Batı: 1945’ten Bugüne İşbirliği, Çatışma ve Karşılıklı Bağımlılığı Yeniden Değerlendirmek)” with the participation of Behlül Özkan from Marmara University, Senior Scholar Evren Balta, Onur İşçi from Bilkent University, and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit on May 15, 2020.

"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Pandemi Döneminde Toplumsal Psikoloji ve Birey Olmak"

April 27, 2020

Corona-Nationalism

Senior Scholar Evren Balta's article "Corona-Nationalism (Koronamilliyetçilik)" was published in Perspektif on April 18, 2020. Please click here to read the article.

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"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: First Panel

April 13, 2020

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta

Küresel Salgın Döneminde Tedirginlik

COVID-19 Catches Even If You Escape Fast

Senior Scholar Evren Balta's article "COVID-19 Catches Even If You Escape Fast (Hızlı Kaçarsan da COVID-19 Yakalar)" was published in Perspektif on March 17, 2020. Please click here to read the article.

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Historic (Mis)Trust Issues in Turkey-Russia Relations

Senior Scholar Evren Balta's article "Historic (Mis)Trust Issues in Turkey-Russia Relations (Türkiye- Rusya İlişkilerinde Tarihi Güven(sizlik) Sorunu)" was published in Perspektif on February 21, 2020. Please click here to read the article.

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Globalization from Black Death to Coronavirus

Senior Scholar Evren Balta's article "Globalization from Black Death to Coronavirus (Kara Vebadan Koronavirüse Küreselleşme)" was published in UİK Panorama on February 10, 2020. Please click here to download the document.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Michael Reynolds

Turkey, Russia, and the West

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman

Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 102nd episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled ''Üçüncü Dünya Savaşı mı? Kıyamet mi?'' organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman

Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 92th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Gelecek Siyaseti" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Berk Esen and Evren Balta

Berk Esen and Evren Balta were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 87th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Demokrasi-Otokrasi Ekseninde Küresel Siyaset" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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Turkey and Greece: Views of Each Other

IPC, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and diaNEOsis Research and Policy Institute organized a closed roundtable meeting "Turkey and Greece: Views of Each Other" to present and discuss the results of the first joint Greek-Turkish opinion survey on October 26.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman

Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 74th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Squid Game ve Düşündürdükleri" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" - Season Finale with Contribution of IPC

Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Atila Eralp, Nebi Sümer, Fikret Adaman, Evren Balta and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 69th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Season Finale with Contribution of IPC" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Salgın ve Toplum - "NATO Zirvesi Işığında Biden-Erdoğan Görüşmesi"

Istanbul Policy Center organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "NATO Zirvesi Işığında Biden-Erdoğan Görüşmesi" with the participation of Evren Balta, Fatih Ceylan and Fuat Keyman on June 15.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Evren Balta & Fuat Keyman

Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Evren Balta and Fuat Keyman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 59th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Ukrayna-Rusya Krizi Bağlamında Türkiye-AB-Rusya İlişkileri" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Nebi Sümer

Evren Balta and Nebi Sümer were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 50th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Pandemide Risk Algısı, Tedirginlik ve Davranışsal Uyum" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta

Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 43th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "2021'e Dair Olasılıklar ve Beklentiler" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Salgın ve Toplum - "Psikoloji Kıyıya Vurunca"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Psikoloji Kıyıya Vurunca" with the participation of Erdoğan Özmen, Nebi Sümer, Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta on December 1.

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta

Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 37th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "'Bir Başkadır': Kesişen Dünyalar ve Kutuplaşma" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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"The End of the Western Model" - Pankaj Mishra and Evren Balta

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Evren Balta

Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Evren Balta were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 28th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye” with Michael Thumann and Evren Balta

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“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Dijitalleşen Post-Korona Dünyada Potansiyeller ve Riskler”

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - “Dijitalleşen Post-Korona Dünyada Potansiyeller ve Riskler” with the participation of Alper Kaliber, Evren Balta, Fuat Keyman and Yusuf Leblebici on June 22.

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"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Normalleşme Sürecinde Toplumsal Psikoloji ve Birey Olmak"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Normalleşme Sürecinde Toplumsal Psikoloji ve Birey Olmak" with the participation of Adil Sarıbay, Emre Erdoğan, Evren Balta and Nebi Sümer on June 8.

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Turkey, Russia, and the West: Reassessing the Collaboration, Conflict and Mutual Dependence From 1945 to Today

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"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Pandemi Döneminde Toplumsal Psikoloji ve Birey Olmak"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Pandemi Döneminde Toplumsal Psikoloji ve Birey Olmak" with the participation of Emre Erdoğan, Evren Balta, Fuat Keyman and Nebi Sümer on April 27.

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"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: First Panel

IPC organized first  panel of the "Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series with the participation of Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Evren Balta, Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin on April 13.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta

Fuat Keyman and Evren Balta were hosted by Murat Aksoy at the 10th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Küresel Salgın Döneminde Tedirginlik" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Evren Balta and Michael Reynolds

Evren Balta and Michael Reynolds were hosted by Murat Aksoy at the 4th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled “Turkey, Russia and the West” organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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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.

The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Turkey and the World

IPC organized the panel “The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Turkey and the World (Türkiye'de ve Dünyada Demokratik Yönetişim Krizi)” on November 8, 2019 at IPC Karaköy to introduce three new books: Age of Discontent: Essays on Violence, Politics and Belonging by Evren Balta, Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization, which was edited by Andrew O’Donohue and Thomas Carothers and includes a section by Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and Kurdish Issue: Local Dynamics and Conflict Resolution by Fuat Keyman and Ayşe Köse Badur.

Look at the City to Remember and Understand: Memory as a Political and Social Tool from Individual to Collective

The Cinema Politics Meeting titled “Look at the City to Remember and Understand: Memory as a Political and Social Tool from Individual to Collective (Hatırlamak ve Anlatmak için Şehre Bak: Bireyselden Kolektife Siyasal ve Toplumsal Bir Araç Olarak Hafıza)” was held on June 9, 2014 at IPC Karakoy.