Conference 2013



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.


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


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.



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:

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