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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

You can reach more details here: http://spm.ku.edu.tr/?p=1157&lang=en


Invited speakers at the METU Conference on Asia


Citizen Engagement and Collective Action Within and Across Asian Societies

25-26 October, 2013

Middle East Technical University  – Ankara, Turkey


Prasenjit Duara
National University of Singapore, chair of the Asian Research Institute, “Asia Redux: Conceptualizing a Region for Our Times”, “Rescuing the History from the Nation”

Amitav Acharya
American University, former president of ISA, “Whose Ideas Matter?: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism”, “Non-Western International Relations Theory”

Mark Beeson
University of Western Australia, “Regionalism, Globalization and East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development”, “Contemporary Southeast Asia: Regional Dynamics, National Differences”

Mark Selden
Cornell University, editor of Asia-Pacific Journal, “China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives”

Cemil Aydin
University of North Carolina, “The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought”

Wang Hui
Tsinghua University,editor of Dushu, named as among top 100 public intellectuals by Foreign Policy in 2008, “The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought”

For more information on the conference and abstract submission: https://metuasianstudies.wordpress.com/7th-apisa-congress/