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Freedom of the Press in Turkey: Reflections of a Democracy in Transition

When: Friday, October 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Başak Yavçan's current research focuses on the intergroup dynamics resulting from the mass influx of Syrian refugees in Turkey, with an emphasis on the societal and political attitudes of Syrian displaced people. She has published several articles, reports, and book chapters on German attitudes toward immigration in relation to Euroskepticism, on public opinion towards Turkish accession in the E.U., on the effect of newspaper frames on Euroskepticism in Germany and Turkey, and on the role of social inclusion in bolstering institutional trust among European Muslims

She is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Turkey. She received her PhD from University of Pittsburgh with a focus on comparative politics and international relations.

This is part of the Faculty & Fellows Colloquium Series.

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