Perception. of Turkey in Europe and the Dilemma of Islamophobia at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

12 March 2015

Istanbul Aydin University’s new established "UNESCO Chair in Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education” and Occidental Studies Applied Research Center, on 12 March 2015, “The Perception of Turkey in Europe and the Dilemma of Islamophobia” Conference/Debate will be held at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom with the participation of esteemed guest speakers sharing their knowledge and experience. Our purpose is to evaluate the preception of Turkey in Europe and the integration efforts and difficulies of Turkish societies in Europe through “Cultural Diplomacy”.


17:30-18:00  Reception and Cocktail Session

18.00-18:30  Opening Statements

Abdurrahman Bilgic, Ambassador of Turkey in the United Kingdom

Lord John Sharkey, House of Lords

Dr. Mustafa Aydin, President of Istanbul Aydin University

18:30-19:45  Conference / Debate


Dr Selin Şenocak, UNESCO Cultural Diplomacy Governanace and Education Chair Holder, İstanbul Aydın University


Prof. Frank Duvell, Centre of Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford

- Mr. Julian Hargreaves, Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge

- Ms. Nicole Pope, Journalist and Writer, The Huntington Post

19:45-20:00  Questions and Answers


Venue:          University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College, Queen’s Building Cambridge / United Kingdom

RSVP:            Bilal Hacioglu – Email:

          Bengu Bostanci – Telephone: +44 796 127 2739