UPF Lecture: Eleventh Hour Elections - The Past and Future of Democracy in Turkey
This lecture with Pinar Dinc (CMES) is co-organized by CMES and the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund (UPF).
This lecture will focus on the upcoming general elections in Turkey by taking a look at the 22 years of the AKP government. It will do so by elaborating on the long process from “democratic opening” to “democratic breakdown” in Turkey and questioning the domestic and international consequences of a potential electoral win for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
After the lecture, there will be time for a discussion where you can share your thoughts, ask questions and engage with others.
Free coffee and fika will also be provided! We hope to see you there!
Pınar Dinç is a researcher at the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies and an associated lecturer at the Department of Political Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. She was previously a Swedish Institute postdoctoral fellow (2017-2018) and a Marie-Sklodowska Curie fellow (2018-2020). Her research interests lie in the areas of nationalism, ethnicity, social movements, memory, diaspora, and the conflict and environment nexus in the Middle East and beyond. Since 2020, Pinar is leading the Turkey Beyond Borders: Critical Voices, New Perspectives project at Lund University and is an associated researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.