This event has been a long time coming. The grant award from British Council that I won back in December 2016 is now coming to use, as close to 40 early career researchers from the UK and Turkey gathered in Glasgow this week to discuss the issues of refugees and gender-based violence.
The aim of the event was to encourage collaboration between UK and Turkish participants on future grant proposals and publications and to create and maintain an international network of researchers on this topic in academia, NGOs, and government organisations in the two countries.
Continue reading Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and Syrian Refugees at Strathclyde
This summer I’ll get another chance to work with my colleagues at Anadolu University in Turkey when we organise a research workshop on gender-based violence among Syrian refugees. The workshop is sponsored by the British Council’s Researcher Links programme and will aim to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and Turkey to discuss the topic and establish long-term connections. I’ll post more updates as they become available and we develop the programme of the event.
While on my summer vacation in Bulgaria, I had a brief work encounter with my friend Dr Yusuf Kalyango Jr in Turkey. We visited Anadolu University in Eskisehir representing Ohio University’s Institute for International Journalism, where I am a member of the advisory board and Yusuf is the director. Get the full story here.