Hilary 2017 Term Calendar

Hilary 2017 Term Calendar

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre,
70 Woodstock Road, Oxford  OX2 6HR

Week 2
Wednesday 25 January, 17:00
SEESOX Seminar Series
Exit from democracy: Illiberal governance in Turkey
Karabekir Akkoyunlu (University of Graz, Austria)
Kerem Öktem (University of Graz, Austria)
Chair: David Madden (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Week 3
Wednesday 1 February, 17:00
SEESOX Seminar Series
The authoritarian turn: The Western Balkans’ move towards EU membership and away from democracy
Florian Bieber (University of Graz, Austria)
Chair: Richard Caplan (Linacre College, Oxford) (tbc)

Week 4
Wednesday 8 February, 17:00
SEESOX Seminar Series
A Faustian pact? Selling the Rule of Law in South East Europe
Damir Banović (University of Sarajevo)
Mehmet Karlı (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Kalypso Nicolaïdis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Chair: Francis Cheneval (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Week 5
Wednesday 15 February, 17:00
SEESOX Seminar Series
Does IMF conditionality lead to political illiberalism? A comparative South East European perspective
Merih Angin (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)
Alex Kentikelenis (Trinity College, Oxford) (tbc)
Saliha Metinsoy (Wadham College, Oxford)
Chair: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
In association with PEFM

Thursday 16 February 2017
Social contraints and the decision to leave: Emigration from Greece at times of crisis
Manolis Pratsinakis (University of Macedonia)
​Chair: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Week 6
Tuesday, 21 February 15:00
The engagement predicament between Turkey and the West: What is to be done?
Seyla Benhabib (Cambridge and Yale)
​Discussants: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford); Ezgi Basaran (St Antony's College, Oxford); Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford)

Wednesday 1 March, 17:00
SEESOX Seminar Series
Assessing varieties of populism: From Europe to Asia
Yaprak Gürsoy (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussant: Michael Freeden (Mansfield College, Oxford)
Chair: Karolina Wigura (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Week 8
Wednesday 8 March, 17:00
SEESOX Seminar Series
Illiberalism and post-ideology party politics in South East Europe
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Adis Merdzanovic (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Chair: Nancy Bermeo (Nuffield College, Oxford)

Wednesday 15 March, 10:15
Turkey and the West: Prospects and recommendations for restoring trust
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford); David Madden (St Antony's College, Oxford); Jonathan Scheele (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Chair: Lord Lothian (Global Strategy Forum)
Venue: Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, London

Week 10
Wednesday, 22 March, 17:00
Greece and the Euro Zone: The IMF perspective
Poul Thomsen (IMF)
Chair: Adam Bennett (St Antony's College, Oxford)
In association with PEFM