GRF Young Academics Program
2019 Term First Stage Meeting
March 6-8, 2019
GRF’s Young Academics Program brings together young academics who are currently pursuing or have recently completed their doctoral studies. The goal of this program is to provide a forum for accomplished young academics to discuss and define long-term policy challenges.
The program aims to culminate in the preparation of a paper authored by the young academic. The paper is then published as part of the “Policy Paper Series” or the “Analysis Paper Series”. While both series are concerned with thorougly analyzing a topic of interest, the former additionally proposes policy recommendations.
The first stage meeting of the GRF Young Academics Program’s 2019 Term was held on March 6-8 in Istanbul.
During the meeting, the participants presented a rough outline of their papers and received constructive feedback from their fellow participants.
The participants will be provided a period of three months to incorporate these recommendations into their first drafts. The submission of these initial drafts will be followed by the second stage meetings. At this phase, GRF will convene a different evaluation commission for each participant, tailored specifically for his/her research interests.
Please click here to access the Young Academics Program 2019 Term Handbook. The booklet includes the short biographies and research proposals of our participants.
The following list details the participants of the GRF Young Academics Program’s 2019 group, and the topics of their proposed papers:
Cevat Giray Aksoy – Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Ph.D in Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London
Orkun Saka – Postdoctoral Ressearch Fellow, London School of Economics; Ph.D in Finance, Cass Business School, University of London
“Do financial crises have an effect on social trust?”
Ari Heistein – Senior Analyst, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
“How the Arab Spring changed great power relations”
Choon Hwee Koh – Ph.D Candidate in History, Yale University
“Applied History: Fighting Islamaphobia and Teaching Media Literacy through History Lessons in Singapore”
Klaus Kotzé – Ph.D in Rhetoric Studies, University of Cape Town
“New forms of extra-Western multilateralism: Possible scenarios for BRICS Plus”
Angélique Palle – Research Fellow, L’Institut de recherce stratégiue de l’École militarie (IRSEM); Ph.D in Geography, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
“The integration of the Turkish grid into the European power network, and its impact and implications for Turkey and the European power network”
Cem Tecimer – Ph.D Candidate in Law, Harvard Law School
“Constitutional Law as the Law of Constitutional Interpretive Communities”
Asaf Tzachor – Ph.D Candidate in Science and Technology Policy, University College London
“You Harvest What You Sow: Dependencies, Famine and other Catastrophic Risks of the Global Food System, and a Mitigation Strategy”
Aslı Unan – Ph.D Candidate in Political Economy, King’s College London
“The political economy of reform reversals”
Claire Yorke – Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University; Ph.D in International Relations, King’s College London
“How empathy in international relations can help policy-makers better engage with the public and navigate contemporary challenges”