Prof Bulent Gokay

Politics and International Relations , Keele University

Bülent Gökay is Professor of International Relations and Head of the School for Politics and International Relations at Keele University, Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies and Managing Editor of Global Faultlines.

He joined Keele University in 1996 from Wolfson College, Cambridge, where he had been a postdoctoral Research Fellow for the previous three years. Before coming to Keele, he taught at the Birkbeck College, London, the University of North London, and the University of Cambridge. He is the founder of Global Faultlines, co-founder of the Keele Southeast Europe Unit and co-founder of the Forum for Sport in Global Politics and Society.

He is widely published and his current research interests are: Soviet foreign policy, 1920s and 1930s, contemporary Turkish political history, the decline and disintegration of state socialist systems in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, oil politics and energy security in Eurasia, and global political economy – the decline of the West.

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A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


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Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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