Learning from the "Other": Discussions on the Experiences of Receiving Countries

The conference is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research.

Date: November 8, 2019
Time: 9.00-17.00
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E1-301


09.00-09.30      Welcome
Kübra Doğan Yenisey (İstanbul Bilgi University, Acting Rector)
Pınar Uyan Semerci (İstanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research, Director)

09.30-10.30      Keynote Speaker: 
Dawn Chatty (University of Oxford)
Why the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis of 2015 Led to Efforts to Find New Solutions: The Global Refugee Compact of 2018
Chair: Pınar Uyan Semerci (İstanbul Bilgi University)

10.30-11.00      Coffee Break

11.00-12.30      Session 1: Comparing the Experiences of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Chair: Gencer Özcan (İstanbul Bilgi University)

Employment of Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Challenges and Opportunities
Ayat Nashwan (Yarmouk University)

From Bad to Worse: The Policies and Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon
Carmen Geha (American University of Beirut)

International Migration and the Turkish State: Beyond and within Instrumentalism
Ahmet İçduygu (Koç University)

12.30-13.30      Lunch

13.30-15.15       Session 2: Encounters: How to Live Together?
Chair: Emre Erdoğan (İstanbul Bilgi University)

Syrian Market Agents: The Making and Remaking of the City and Urban Life by Displaced Syrians in Cairo and Istanbul
Bojana Babic (Humboldt University)

Beyond Ideology - A Comparative Analysis of How Local Governance Can Expand National Integration Policy: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Istanbul
Başak Yavcan (TOBB ETU),  Fulya Memişoğlu (Yıldız Technical University)

Access to Quality Education for All: Discussing the Turkish Case
Burcu Meltem Arık Akyüz (Sabancı University)

A Recognition Theoretical Analysis of Turkish Society within the Context of Syrian Refugees
Gülay Uğur Göksel (İstanbul Bilgi University)

15.15-15.30      Coffee Break

15.30-17.00      Session 3: Discourses, Perceptions and Attitudes: Image of Migrants in the Age of Post Truth
Chair: Sedef Turper (Koç University)

Discursive Political Frames of Aliens: “Migrants”, “Guests”, and “Foreigners”
Ayhan Kaya (İstanbul Bilgi University)

Determinants of Anti-immigrant Attitudes in Turkey
Emre Erdoğan, Pınar Uyan Semerci (İstanbul Bilgi University)

Mainstream Media’s Constructions of the Refugee Crisis: An Analysis of Jordanian, Turkish and Swedish Daily Newspapers in 2015
Dalia Abdelhady (Lund University)