Istanbul Seminars + Summer School 2016

Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations is glad to announce the

 Istanbul Seminars Summer School
Istanbul Bilgi University | 22-28 May 2016

Reset-DoC and the Istanbul Bilgi University are glad to invite students and young scholars to apply for the first edition of the International Summer School to be held from May 22 to May 28 (including the Istanbul Seminars 2016 + two more days: May 22 and May 23) at the Santral Istanbul campus of Bilgi.

The Summer School will complete this year’s Istanbul Seminars and represents an exceptional opportunity for students and young scholars to examine the topics of the Seminars in depth with tutors and professors from the Reset-Bilgi faculty.

All those who have already applied for the Istanbul Seminars are welcome to apply for the Summer School. Those who have not applied for the Seminars are welcome to apply for both the Seminars and the Summer School, unless they only want to attend the Seminars.

Participation is free of charge.
Participants attending the Summer School will be granted 5 University credits (5 ECTS).

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ABOUT THE ISTANBUL SEMINARS AND THE SUMMER SCHOOL
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN


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HE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

The title of the Istanbul Seminars Summer School ’16 is:
Philosophy & Social Criticism: Religion, Rights and the Public Sphere“.
The overall purpose of the summer school is to analyze the relationship between religion, culture and politics. It discusses the role religion, culture and identity play in the foundation of liberal democracy, human rights and political modernity. Moreover it asks what political models are most adequate to accommodate religious and cultural pluralism. The first two days there will be lectures introducing the topic given the by the Bilgi-Reset faculty, followed by the regular Istanbul Seminars lectures and workshops. The syllabus will be made available as soon as possible.

EVALUATION
– Attendance and participation 20%
– Reaction paper (to be sumbitted at the end of the Seminars) 20%
– Final paper (to be submitted three weeks after the end of the Seminars) 60%

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline for the enrollment is April 24, 2016.

The Summer School will be held in English.

The Istanbul Seminars 2016

Confirmed speakers : Mustafa Akyol, Albena Azmanova, Zygmunt Bauman, Rajeev Bhargava, Seyla Benhabib, Manuel Castells, Mohd Eiadat, Alessandro Ferrara, Silvio Ferrari, Nilufer Gole, Amr Hamzawy, Mikhail Ilyin, Aleksandra Kania, Andreas Koller, Cristina Lafont, Ebrahim Moosa, Fabio Petito, David Rasmussen, Olivier Roy, Richard Sennett, John Torpey, Ananya Vajpeyi, Michael Walzer (in video), Patrick Weil, Boyan Znepolsky and many more.

Executive Committee of the Istanbul Seminars: Asaf Savaş Akat, Seyla Benhabib, Giancarlo Bosetti, Alessandro Ferrara, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Nina zu Fürstenberg, Nilüfer Göle, Ferda Keskin, David Rasmussen

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Grants:
As usual, there is no fee of attendance for the Seminars and for the Summer School. Reset-Dialogues does not arrange travel and accommodation for participants, but is happy to provide information and support through its website. A limited number of small grants (up to 300 euros) for Undergraduates, Graduates, PhDs and Post PhDs, is available.

Granted applicants are required to attend the whole Istanbul Seminars program 24-28 May.

The application deadline to apply for a grant and for the Summer School has been posponed to the 24th of April 2016. Applicants asking for a grant will be notified regarding the selection as soon as possible after the deadline. Those who have already applied for a grant before the 8th of April will be notified regarding the selection by the 15th of April.
The enrollment deadline to apply without asking for a grant is 10th May 2016.

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A daily free lunch ticket to be spent at the Campus Cafeteria will be provided to all granted participants and to all enrolled participants.

Working groups:
Both granted students/scholars and not granted enrolled participants may ask for being part of the discussion working groups during the Seminars. Participants involved in the working groups will receive some reading material by April 30th. Each working group will discuss the preliminary readings and the speeches given by the Speakers. At the end of the program each working group will present the results to the audience. Working groups meet daily at the end of the sessions, for about one hour.

Involvement in the working groups is not compulsory, but welcome.
Students enrolled in the Summer School are required to take part to the working groups.

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