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Fikret Adaman
Fikret Adaman
2021/22 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow

Fikret Adaman is a 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow and a professor of economics at Boğaziçi University. Adaman completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Boğaziçi University and his PhD at Manchester University. His research focuses on environmental economics; the relationship between food, agriculture, and economics; history of economic thought; political ecology; Turkey’s political economy; and social policies. He was the advisor to the rector and chairperson at the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University. He has been a visiting scholar/researcher at the University of Bologna, Erasmus University, the University of Utah, Purdue University, and the University of Massachusetts. He works on the topic of social exclusion for the Turkey expert team of the European Commission. As a Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow, Adaman will focus on the relationship between transformations in the agricultural sector and the climate crisis as well as the food regime and policies.

A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: An Analysis of Turkey

Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman's report “A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: An Analysis of Turkey” was published in March 2022.

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The Political Ecology of the Agriculture Transformation In the Context of Climate Change

Boğaziçi University Faculty Member Fikret Adaman, Researcher Duygu Avcı, International Institute of Social Studies Doctoral Student Umut Kocagöz and Boğaziçi University Graduate Student Gökçe Yeniev's report "The Political Ecology of the Agriculture Transformation In the Context of Climate Change (İklim Değişikliği Bağlamında Tarımda Dönüşümün Politik Ekolojisi)" was published in November 2020.

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Turkey Climate Economics Workshop - Turkey's Green Transformation: Models and Pathways

The Initiative convened a workshop titled "Turkey Climate Economics Workshop - Turkey's Green Transformation: Models and Pathways (Türkiye İklim İktisadı Çalıştayı - Türkiye’nin Yeşil Dönüşümü: Modeller ve Patikalar)" on October 25. This workshop was initiated by 2020/21 Mercator IPC Fellow Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı. 

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The Political Ecology of Food 9 - "Food in Urban Spaces: Problems/Solutions"

14 October 2021

Welcoming of the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows

We welcome our 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows Anna Zadrożna, Arzu Karakulak, Ezgi Ediboğlu, Onur Sazak, Sibel Karadağ and Theocharis Grigoriadis.

Anna Zadrożna | Green Spaces for Cities Survival: Use and Perception of Green Spaces in Istanbul and Strategies for their Sustainable Governance

Arzu Karakulak | Unpuzzling the Pandemic-Prejudice Link: Understanding How and When the Threat of COVID-19 Leads to Prejudice Against Refugees

Ezgi Ediboğlu | The Technology Roadmap on Combating Climate Change: A Proposal for Turkey

Onur Sazak | Reengaging European Philanthropy in the Restoration of Turkish Civil Society

Sibel Karadağ | On the Eve of a New “Deal”: Scope, Actors, and Method

Theocharis Grigoriadis | German-style Energy Transitions: Wind Energy & Development in Turkey

The Political Ecology of Food 8 - "Gıdanın Üretim ve Tüketim Mekânları: KIR, KENT, KIR-KENT"

23 June 2021

The Political Ecology of Food 7 - Sustainable Nutrition: The Effects of What We Eat/Drink on Our Health and the Planet

9 June 2021

The Political Ecology of Food 6 - Agroecology - Opportunities and Challenges

26 May 2021

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" Fikret Adaman and Galip Yalman

Türkiye'ye ve Dünyaya Sınıfsal Bakmak

Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi 5 - Yeni Teknolojiler ve Geleneksel Bilgi Ekseninde Tarım ve Gıda Sektörü

5 May 2021

The Political Ecology of Food 3 - "The Key Subjects of the Food System: Farmers, Part-Time Farmers, Seasonal Workers and Others"

14 April 2021

The Political Ecology of Food 2 - Sustainability of Nutrition and the Political Economy of Our Dinner Table

31 March 2021

The Political Ecology of Food 1 - "Talking About Food: Different Concepts, Different Approaches "

17 March 2021

Climate Cafe Talks 14 - Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis

The fourteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman’s talk on "Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis" on February 10, 2021.

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı

2020'de Ne Yaptık? 2021'den Ne Bekliyoruz?
 

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fikret Adaman and Ümit Şahin

Türkiye'de İklim Krizi Algısı ve Olası Çıkışlar

İklim Değişikliği Bağlamında Tarımda Dönüşümün Politik Ekolojisi

The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Inititative organized the webinar “İklim Değişikliği Bağlamında Tarımda Dönüşümün Politik Ekolojisi” with the participation of Fuat Keyman, Fikret Adaman and Zafer Yenal on November 6, 2020.

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fikret Adaman and Sinan Erensü

Salgın Günlerinde Toplumsal Adalet ve Dayanışma

Report Launch: A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: Turkey Analysis

The main findings of the "A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: Turkey Analysis (Sürdürülebilir ve Dirençli Bir Gıda Sistemi: Türkiye Analizi)" report, which discusses how a better food system can be achieved in Turkey and in the world, were presented to the public by the team of researchers and authors on March 28.

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The evaluation of 2021 with the Contribution of IPC -"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?"

Fikret Adaman, Nebi Sümer, Ayse Köse Badur, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Atila Eralp, Evren Balta, Kamil Yılmaz and Fuat Keyman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 85th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "İPM'nin Katkılarıyla 2021 Yılı Değerlendirmesi" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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The Political Ecology of Food 11 - "Women's Cooperatives in Food Production: Experiences and Possibilities"

The Initiative organized a webinar titled "Women's Cooperatives in Food Production: Experiences and Possibilities" with the participation of Bengü Kurtege-Sefer on November 24. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by Fikret Adaman.

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The Political Ecology of Food 10 - “Food in Rural Spaces: Problems/Search for Solutions”

The Initiative organized a webinar titled Food in Rural Spaces: Problems/Search for Solutions with the participation of Dalya Hazar Kalonya and Kiraz Özdoğan on November 3. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by Fikret Adaman.

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The Political Ecology of Food 9 - "Food in Urban Spaces: Problems/Solutions"

The Initiative organized a webinar titled "Food in Urban Spaces: Problems/Solutions" with the participation of Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu and İrem Soysal Al on October 13. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by Fikret Adaman.

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The Welcoming of the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 11 at Barbare Vineyard House. The event began with welcoming remarks by IPC Director Fuat Keyman and Stiftung Mercator Director Michael Schwarz. The event continued with a movie screening that introduced the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows Anna Zadrożna, Arzu Karakulak, Ezgi Ediboğlu, Onur Sazak, Sibel Karadağ and Theocharis Grigoriadis.

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Welcoming of the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 11 at Barbare Vineyard House. The event began with welcoming remarks by IPC Director Fuat Keyman and Stiftung Mercator Director Michael Schwarz. The event continued with a movie screening that introduced the 2021/22 Mercator-IPC Fellows Anna Zadrożna, Arzu Karakulak, Ezgi Ediboğlu, Onur Sazak, Sibel Karadağ and Theocharis Grigoriadis.

 

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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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The Political Ecology of Food 8 - "Gıdanın Üretim ve Tüketim Mekânları: KIR, KENT, KIR-KENT"

The IPC-Sabancı University–Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a webinar titled "Places for the Production and Consumption of Food: Rural, Urban, Rural-Urban (Gıdanın Üretim ve Tüketim Mekânları: KIR, KENT, KIR-KENT)" with the participation of Koray Velibeyoğlu and Emel Karakaya on June 23. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by Fikret Adaman.

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The Political Ecology of Food 7 - Sustainable Nutrition: The Effects of What We Eat/Drink on Our Health and the Planet

The IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a webinar titled "Sustainable Nutrition: The Effects of What We Eat/Drink on Our Health and the Planet (Sürdürülebilir Beslenme: Yediklerimizin/İçtiklerimizin Sağlığımıza ve Gezegene Etkileri)" with the participation of Emine Aksoydan and Reci Meseri on June 9. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman.

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The Political Ecology of Food 6 - Agroecology - Opportunities and Challenges

The IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a webinar titled "Agroecology - Opportunities and Challenges (Agroekoloji—Fırsatlar ve Zorluklar)" with the participation of Peter Rosset on May 26. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fikret Adaman and Galip Yalman

Fikret Adaman and Galip Yalman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 61st episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Türkiye'ye ve Dünyaya Sınıfsal Bakmak" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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The Political Ecology of Food 5 - Agriculture and Food Sector on the Axis of New Technologies and Traditional Knowledge

The IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a webinar titled "Agriculture and Food Sector on the Axis of New Technologies and Traditional Knowledge (Yeni Teknolojiler ve Geleneksel Bilgi Ekseninde Tarım ve Gıda Sektörü)" with the participation of Gökhan Özertan and Zühre Aksoy on May 5. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman.

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The Political Ecology of Food 3 - "The Key Subjects of the Food System: Farmers, Part-Time Farmers, Seasonal Workers and Others"

The IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a webinar titled "The Key Subjects of the Food System: Farmers, Part-Time Farmers, Seasonal Workers and Others" with the participation of Burak Gürel and Deniz Pelek on April 14. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "The Political Ecology of Food (Gıdanın Politik Ekolojisi)" initiated by 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman.
 

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The Political Ecology of Food 1 - "Talking About Food: Different Concepts, Different Approaches "

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Climate Cafe Talks 14 - Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis

The fourteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman’s talk on "Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis" on February 10, 2021. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı

Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 42nd episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "2020'de Ne Yaptık? 2021'den Ne Bekliyoruz?" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fikret Adaman and Ümit Şahin

Fikret Adaman and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 38th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Türkiye'de İklim Krizi Algısı ve Olası Çıkışlar" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Rapor Sunumu: İklim Değişikliği Bağlamında Tarımda Dönüşümün Politik Ekolojisi

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“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Pandemi Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Gıda Güvencesi”

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - “Pandemi Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Gıda Güvencesi” with the participation of Fikret Adaman, Hilal Elver, Ümit Şahin and Zafer Yenal on July 13.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fikret Adaman and Sinan Erensü

Fikret Adaman and Sinan Erensü were hosted by Murat Aksoy at the 7th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Salgın Günlerinde Toplumsal Adalet ve Dayanışma" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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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.