The TABİP Lecture Series, aiming to promote the concept of “science diplomacy” around the Turkish academic community, aims to provide educational information for students and academicians. The first of the TABIP Lecture Series was organized under the title of “Science Diplomacy Lectures” at Istanbul University on October 14 and at Marmara University on October 15, 2019.
The keynote speech of the first day of the Science Diplomacy Lectures was made by Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Komsuoğlu Çıtıpıtıoğlu, the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University. She also moderated the negotiations.
Professor Kemal Bayram, Professor Yusuf Baran, Dr. Olga Krasnyak and Dr. Jason Blackstock made speeches in the second day of the event that was held at Ord. Prof. Dr. Nihad Sayar Conference Hall of Marmara University.
After that Project Expert Furkan Koca informed the participants about the activities of the science diplomacy carried out in Turkey within the scope of the TABIP Project., Professor Ahmet Kemal Bayram made his presentation titled “Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Relation Between Historic and Technology”.
Professor Yusuf Baran, the only Turkish member of the World Academy of Sciences and the Rector of the Izmir Institute of Technology, gave a speech on “Global Interaction, Importance of Science and Technology”.
Then, RUDN University’s faculty member Dr. Olga Krasnyak, who conducted research in the field of “diplomatic studies focused on the science diplomacy and its implementation into a state’s foreign policy agenda”, made her speech. In her presentation, she discussed “Case Studies and Science Diplomacy Strategies”, and exemplified the theories put forward.
Dr. Jason Blackstockof London University College delivered a speech titled “Science Diplomacy and Future Worlds ”.
The TABIP Lectures Series “Science Diplomacy Lectures” ended with the speakers’ answering to the questions of the participants who would like to work on science diplomacy.