Conference 2013

International Institute for Academic Development

THE 1st INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES

27-28 July 2013 – Istanbul, Turkey

The first International Academic Conference on Social Sciences completed successfully on 27 July 2014 in Istanbu,
Turkey. The conference was attended by delegates from more than 30 countries (Georgia, Turkey, the U.S.,
Australia, China, Korea, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Great Britain, Greece, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Russia,
Poland, Albania, Canada, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Iran, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ghana,
Kosovo, etc.). 19 sessions were held during the conference and about 85 papers have been presented in different
fields of social science.

CONFERENCE THEMES

Anthropology, Economics & Finance, Education, Psychology, History, Law, Management, Political
Science, Tourism

HOST CITY – ISTANBUL

Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting
blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists alongside
its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still remains the country’s cultural and
business centre.

CONFERENCE VENUE – Elite World Istanbul

Elite World Istanbul Hotel is known as one of the best hotels in Istanbul and is ideally located at the meeting point
of the city in Taksim. Our 5 star Istanbul hotel is very close to the business, shopping, convention, congress, culture
and entertainment centers of the city.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Paul Heywood – University of Nottingham, UK

Keynote Speech: Dealing with data: challenges and risks in measuring corruption

Professor Paul Heywood is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Sir Francis Hill Professor of
European Politics at the University of Nottingham.

He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate
studies in Madrid and at the LSE, from where he received his MSc(Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before
joining Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also
worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the ESRC
Research Grants Board (2001-05) and was Dean of the University of Nottingham Graduate School from
2003-07. He is currently Director of the University of Nottingham’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, which
supports research students in the social sciences. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the
international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of
Directors.Professor Heywood is author, co-author or editor of fourteen books and more than eighty journal
articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state
capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan
(China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Center for Clean Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Arts (elected 2002), and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2012).
For the farther information please visit website of the School of Politics and International Relations at
the University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/people/paul.heywood

Prof. Sule Toktas – Kadir Has University, Turkey

Keynote Speech: Democratization, Multicultural Citizenship and Minorities: An Assessment of
Europeanization in Turkey

Sule Toktas is a professor of political science at the Department of Political Science and Public
Administration, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree from Bilkent
University (dissertation entitled “Citizenship, Minorities and Immigrants: A Comparison of Turkey’s Jewish
Minority and Turkish-Jewish Immigrants in Israel”) and master’s degree from the Middle East Technical
University (thesis entitled “Gender Awareness of Working Women in Turkey: Academics and Teachers
Graduated from the Girls’ Institutes 1960-1970”). She was formerly a Jean Monnet post-doctoral fellow at
the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute; and a visiting
scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Research on Gender and Women.
Prof. Toktas’s research interests include women’s studies, Turkish politics and foreign policy, minority
issues and international migration. She conducted research projects which were funded by TUBITAK (the
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), UN Population Fund and Turkish Academy of
Sciences (TÜBA). Her publications appeared in academic journals some of which are International
Migration, Middle East Policy, Political Science Quarterly, Women’s Studies International Forum, Third
World Quarterly, Violence against Women, East European Quarterly, European Journal of Women Studies,
Minerva, Turkish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Women’s History Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies,
and the Muslim World. She co-authored three books on documentation of immigration in Turkey, Syria-
Afghanistan politics and think-tanks and foreign policy making in Turkey.
For the farther information please visit website of the Department of Political Science and Public
Administration at the Kadir Has University http://www.suletoktas.com/index.php

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS