Talks & Op-Eds

Invited Talks and Lectures

“El Legado de la Comisión de la Verdad de Colombia,” [Spanish] delivered at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Montería, Colombia, August 22, 2022 [YOUTUBE]

“Truth, Justice and Commemoration Initiatives in Turkey,” delivered at Modern Turkey Talks, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey (virtual), May 10, 2022 [YOUTUBE]

“The Role of the Parliament in Reckoning with the Past and Construction of Peace” [Turkish],” panel presentation at Hafıza Merkezi [Memory Center] (virtual), March 30, 2022

“Truth-Finding without Transitional Justice: Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry in Turkey,” presented at the Transitional Justice Centre, Western University (virtual), October 27, 2021 [YOUTUBE]

“Human Rights, Accountability and Transitional Justice” at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (virtual), June 26, 2021

“Truth Commission Impact: Insights from Recent Scholarship,” presented at the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute (virtual), March 24, 2021 [YOUTUBE]

“Peace-Making as Constitution-Making: The Case of Colombia’s Peace Agreement (2016 – present),” presented at the LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Workshop (virtual), January 21, 2021

“Consultation on Transitional Justice” with Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 12, 2019

“Turkey at the Crossroads,” at Shoreline Community College, May 24, 2018

“Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy,” at the School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, October 18, 2017

Visiting Scholar at Christian Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway, August 20 – September 17, 2017

“Memory and Politics in Contemporary Turkey” at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, June 14-15, 2017

“Memory, Culture, and Politics in Turkey,” at Seattle University, March 4, 2017

“Political Crisis in Turkey,” at the Global Classroom Series, University of Washington – Tacoma, November 21, 2016

“Understanding the Peace Process in Colombia,” at the Global Awareness Program, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, November 15, 2016

“Truth Recovery,” at the Exploring Opportunities for Enhanced EU-AU Cooperation on Transitional Justice Roundtable, Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations, Brussels, Belgium, September 28, 2016

“Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy,” at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 15, 2016

“Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy,” at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, April 4, 2016

“Brief Overview of the Turkish Judiciary,” at World Affairs Council, Seattle, WA, March 5, 2016

“Memory, Culture and Politics in Turkey,” at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, March 4, 2016

“The Middle East Today,” at the Seattle University Alumni Seminar Series, Seattle, WA, February 16, 2016

“Issues in the Middle East, at Alumni Seminars Series, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, February 16, 2016

“From Past to Present: Turkey through the Lens of Historical Memory,” at World Affairs Council, Seattle, WA, January 25, 2016

“Judges Discover Politics: the Recent Transformation of the Turkish Judiciary” at the Dialogue of Civilizations course in Istanbul, Northeastern University, July 10, 2015

“Off-Bench Judicial Activism in Turkey,” at the Faculty of Law, Bilgi University, Istanbul, June 23, 2015

“Transitional Justice in Latin America,” at the Department of Government, Wesleyan University, April 11, 2011

“The Political History of Chile,” at the Yale School of Management, February 2, 2011

“Truth Commissions and Coming to Terms with the Past: When, How and Why?” at the Sociology Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, December 23, 2010

Op-Eds in English

“Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force,” Crosscut, June 24, 2020

“Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy,” Research Turkey, December 15, 2014

“Gezi at One: Rethinking the Legacy of the Protests” Jadaliyya, June 6, 2014

“Can the ‘Spirit of Gezi’ Transform Progressive Politics in Turkey?” Jadaliyya, July 3, 2013


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