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GLODEM, full name THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION, PEACE, AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE, research center based at Koç University. It was formed in 2004 as a communication and discussion network for teaching staff concerned with the effects of globalization on the dynamics and interactions of national and international politics and economics. In 2010, it received approval from the Higher Education Council (YÖK) to become a research center. At first, the center’s two fundamental areas of expertise were: globalization and the political economy; democratic governance and administration. Peace and conflict resolution were added later. GLODEM leads research on topics in these areas of specialization, also organizing conferences and conventions.

Some events organized by GLODEM

The Global Financial Crisis and the European Periphery
Politics of Ordinary People: Understanding the Revolutions in the Middle East
Glodem Young Scholars Workshop: The Global Economic Crisis: Implications for Regional and Global Governance
Glodem Panel Discussion: New Turkish Policy in Turbulent Times
Glodem Panel Discussion: Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis and Global Implications

Stanford University Program on Arab Reform and Democracy Fifth Annual Conference: Political Change in the Arab World: Internal Dynamics and Regional Actors
Crisis and Resilience of Neo-Liberalism: Lessons from the Great Financial Crisis
Turkish International Political Economy Society (TIPES) Conference
Koç University & Fudan University Joint International Conference: Turkey & China in the Age of Brics

MIKTA and Relevance of Regional Powers in Global Governance
TIPES Interdisciplinary Workshop: The Political Economy of Contemporary Turkey
International Workshop on Institutional and Policy Design in Financial Sector Reform

TIPES 2nd Interdisciplinary Workshop: Politics in Hard Times; Emerging Markets after the Global Recession
Workshop on Turkish Multinational Corporations Abroad
TIPES 2nd International Conference

China and the Future of International Relations Panel

Istanbul Workshop on Transnational Dimensions of Non-state Armed Groups
Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.