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Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium on Security – 12-15 December 2018

Kadir Has University, Istanbul
12-15 December 2018

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) is organizing the 4th Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) on Security. The Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) on Security will include the participation of 15 Greek and 15 Turkish International Relations specialists (MA students, PhD candidates, young PhD scholars, and professionals), aged 22-35 years old, and Greek and Turkish experts that will act as speakers and trainers on 12-15 December 2018 at Kadir Has University in Istanbul in partnership with the Thessaloniki-based Navarino Network and Conflictus and the support of Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence at the University of Athens.

The GTYLS includes sessions on “Understanding the Transactional Global Order”, “The Young Leaders Dimension”, “The State of Play in Greek-Turkish Relations”, “The Perspective of Journalists”, and “A NATO Perspective”. All debates and discussions will be channeled into the “Facilitated Ideation Workshop” facilitated by expert trainers where participants will work together to develop collaborative project proposals.

Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) on Security

Istanbul, 12– 15 December 2018

Draft Program

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Arrival of Participants



13:30 – 14:00              Welcome and Introduction

  • Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Center for International and European Studies (CIES), Kadir Has University, Istanbul
  • Dimitris Keridis, Navarino Network, Thessaloniki


14:00 – 16:00              Understanding the Transactional Global Order

  • Dimitris Keridis, Navarino Network; Panteion University, Athens
  • Sinem Akgul Acikmese, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

16:00 – 16:30              Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30              Facilitated Ideation Workshops – I. Session

  • Conflictus Team


19:30                           Group Dinner

Thursday, 13 December 2018

09:30 – 11:30              Facilitated Ideation Workshops – II. Session

11:30 – 11:45               Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:30               Facilitated Ideation Workshops – III. Session

13:30 – 14:30              Lunch

14:30 – 16:00              The Young Leaders Dimension

  • Athanasios Grammenos, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Athens
  • Damla Cihangir Tetik, Istanbul Ayvansaray University

Free afternoon

Friday, 14 December 2018

09:30 – 11:30              The State of Play in Greek-Turkish Relations

                                    (Session to be held in partnership with the Columbia Global Centers |Istanbul)


  • Mustafa Aydin, Member of the Greek-Turkish Forum
  • Unal Cevikoz, Member of the Greek-Turkish Forum
  • Paulina Lampsa. Member of the Greek-Turkish Forum
  • Ipek Cem Taha, Columbia Global Centers |Istanbul
  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Panteion University
  • Yannis Valinakis, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, University of Athens


11:30 – 12:00               Coffee Break


12:00 – 13:00              A NATO Perspective

  • Video Speech by Ambassador, Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO


13:00 – 14:00              Lunch


14:00 – 15:30              Facilitated Ideation Workshops – IV. Session


15:30 – 16:00              Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:30              The Perspective of Journalists

  • Ipek Yezdani, Hurriyet, Istanbul
  • Anna Andreou, Star TV, Athens


18:30                           Group Dinner


Saturday, 15 December 2018

09:00 – 10:30              Facilitated Ideation Workshops – V. Session


11:00 – 11:30               Coffee Break


11:30 – 13:00               Presentations; Certificates and Closure


13:00 – 14:00              Lunch


Departure of Participants  

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