Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

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28/09/2022 - 22:08

As a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, CES started to organise Jean Monnet Seminars in 2007. Since then, CES presents Jean Monnet Seminars with the participation of invited speakers from all over the world to provide a space for academic discussion and exchange on various topics of European integration in particular and European studies in general. A non-exclusive list of Jean Monnet Seminars is as follows:


1 December 2021

"Multidimensional Incongruence, Political Disaffection, And Support for Anti-Establishment Parties"

Assoc. Prof. Seth Jolly, Syracuse University, USA.

(Joint Event by Afyon Kocatepe University & Centre for European Studies-JMCE, METU)


17 April 2019

"Turkey-UK Relations and Brexit"

H. E. Dominick Chilcott KCMG, UK's Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey


17 May 2017

"Regulatory Competition in Refugee Law: Law and Economic Approach"

Dr. Denard Veshi, University of New York Tirana


14 June 2017

"Explaining the failure of Europeanization in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria: Exploring and theorizing the mechanics of European integration"

Dr. Eltion Meka, University of New York Tirana, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


21 December 2016

"Syrian Refugees in Turkey and the implications of the EU-Turkey Deal"

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Erdoğan, Director of Migration and Politics, Research Center-HUGO, Hacettepe University


22 December 2016

"Human Rights and Democracy in South East Europe: Case of Kosovo"

Assist. Prof. Afrim Hoti, University of Prishtina


7 December 2016

"Explaining Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: What role for Russia's soft power?"

Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at METU


24 November 2016

"EU and Turkey Amid Regional and Global Crises: Where to From Here?"

Assoc. Prof. Senem Aydin Düzgit, from Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University


3 November 2016

"Internationalization of Domestic Affairs through Migration: Alevis in Germany: A Specter Haunting Turkish Foreign Policy"

Assist. Prof. Besim Can ZIRH, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University


17 May 2016

"Comparative Analysis of Ukraine's & Turkey's EU Accession Policies"

Dr. Nataliya Shalenna, Ivan Franco National University of Lviv


16 March 2016

"From Temporary Protection to Permanent Settlement: Inter-group Experience and Integration Attitudes of Syrian Refugees in Turkey"

Asst. Prof. Başak Yavçan, TOBB Economy and Technology University


17 December 2015

"The EU in the Centre of a Perfect Storm: How can Europe respond to its multiple crises?"

Dr. Hartmurt Mayer, University of Oxford & Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.

(Joint Seminar of JMCE CES-METU with PRIMO ITN)


9 December 2015

"Understanding Ankara Neighborhood Forums in an Alternative Movements Climate in Europe"

Assist. Prof. Ceren Ergenç and Dr. Özlem Çelik, Middle East Technical University


11 November 2015

"EU-Turkey relations in the light of the Progress Report"

H.E. Hansjoerg Haber, the EU Ambassador to Turkey


8 October 2015

"EU-Turkey Agenda"

Simon Mordue, Director for Strategy and Turkey, European Commission, DG Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations


21 May 2015

"Challenges for Europe"

H.E. Lars Wahlund, Swedish Ambassador to Turkey