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International Conference on “Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul”, 2-5 October 2013

The conference aims at showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences, humanities and related disciplines, on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, South Asia, to Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Conference date: 2-5 October 2013

Location: Rumeli Feneri Campus, Koç University


October 2, 11:00-12:30 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

Ambiguous Locations/ Shifting Vocations: Turkey in Asia

Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS, University of London

October 3, 16:30-18:30 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

“Istanbul Conversations – The New Global Left and the Politics of Mediated Activism”

Transregional Virtual Research Institute, Media, Activism, and the New Political

Chair: Srirupa Roy, Göttingen University


Sune Haugbølle, Roskilde University

Aswin Punathambekar, University of Michigan

Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster


Murat Akser, Kadir Has University

Harun Ercan, Koç University

Bassam Haddad, George Mason University and co-founder, Jadaliyya e-zine

Lawrence Liang, founder Alternative Law Forum and member, Kafila blog

Jack Linchuan Qiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sherene Seikaly, The American University of Cairo and co-founder, Jadaliyya e-zine

October 4, 15:00-16:30 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)


Recombining Asia, or Three Wars and a Conversion

Willem van Schendel, University of Amsterdam

Moderator: K. (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University

October 4, 17:00 Reception


October 5 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

11:30-13:00 Workshop Findings I

Chair: Michael Feener, National University of Singapore

14:00-15:30 Workshop Findings II

Chair: Helen Siu, Yale University

15:30-16:15 Wrap-up Session, Conclusion of Conference

Deniz Yükseker, Koç University

Engseng Ho, Duke University

Prasenjit Duara, National University of Singapore

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Conference Program: METU Conference on Asia, 25-26 October 2013

The conference program of the annual congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) organized by Middle East Technical University Department of International Relations and Department of Asian Studies is now available.

For an overview of the program, see: APISA 7 at METU Conference Program overview

For a detailed list of the panels, see:  APISA 7 at METU Conference Program Detailed Panel List


The deadline for proposal submissions for APISA @ METU is now extended to June 1st, 2013. The final program will be announced by the end of June. Thanks for your interest!