Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:00

University Room: 

Photo of Emel Akçali.

In conjunction with the Department of Comparative and International Politics and the AUP Alumni Affairs Office, we are delighted to announce the second speaker in our Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series.

Professor Emel Akçali is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Politics and International Relations at Swansea University. Since completing a degree from AUP in 1997, with a Bachelor in International Relations, Professor Akçali went on to complete her Ph.D. in Political Geography at La Sorbonne. Her work has been published in numerous journals such as Political Geography, Eurasian Geography and Economics and The Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Most recently, Professor Akçali has published a book entitled Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa. 

 Professor Akçali has been invited to AUP to speak on the current Syrian refugee crisis. The framework of her discussion will follow her paper, The New Aleppo: the Neighbourhood Experiences of Syrian Refugees in Turkey and the Llimits of Refugee Governmentality. This in-depth and revealing work opens the debate on traditional ideas of citizenship, territories, space and populations on the move.  

All are welcome to attend. If you or your guest(s) do not have an AUP ID card, we require that you RSVP in advance to alumni@aup.edu to be added to the security list.  




Distinguished Alumni Series