7th International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society

 Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

10-11 April, 2018 

“Polarization, Populism, and the New Politics: Media and Communication in a Changing World”

ICCTS 2018 Conference Program

 

10 APRIL 2018, TUESDAY

10.00 AM Registration, Coffee & Tea

10.30 AM Opening Speeches

  • Prof. Banu Baybars Hawks, Chair, Public Relations Department, Faculty of Communication, Kadir Has University
  • Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman, Dean, Faculty of Communication, Kadir Has University
  • Prof. Sondan Durukanoğlu Feyiz, Rector, Kadir Has University

11.15 AM – 12.30 PM

Session I: Populism, Post-truth and Politics: Theoretical Perspectives

Moderator:  Banu Baybars Hawks

  • Populist Politics and Conspiracy Theories: An Embedded Relationship?, Kerem Karaosmanoğlu (Yıldız Technical University
  • Post-truth, Media and Power, Serdar Paktin (Kadir Has University)
  • An Anthropological Vantage Point on “Post-truth” Culture, Suncem Koçer (Kadir Has University)
  • The Cost of Populism on Science: Politics of Scientific Progress in the Age of New Politics, Itır Toksöz (Doğuş University)

12.30 PM – 1.45 PM Lunch Break

1.45 – 2.45 PM

Session II: National Narratives and Populism

Moderator: Burak Özçetin

  • Populism in Times of Crisis, Turkey’s Nation Branding “Under Construction”, İrem İnceoğlu & Defne Karaosmanoğlu (Kadir Has University)
  • Media Populism in Turkey: Turkey and Netherlands Diplomatic Crisis and Populist Discourse in the News Media, Özlem Doruk Şahin (Anadolu University)
  • The Polarization of a Country through its iMemes: A Case Study of the Catalan Regional Elections 2017, Cristina Pérez de Algaba Chicano (Universidad Loyola Andalucía) & Elena Bellido Pérez (University of Seville)

2.45 – 3.00 PM Coffee Break

3.00 – 4.00 PM

Session III: Populism and The Mediatization of Politics

Moderator: Kerem Karaosmanoğlu

  • The Mediatization of Politics: The Construction of the Populist Discourses in Turkish News Media, A. Fulya Şen (Fırat University)
  • Culture Wars, Media and Populism in Turkey, Burak Özçetin (Kadir Has University)
  • Shadow of Victimization, Güliz Uluç & Bilal Süslü (Ege University)

4.00 – 4.15 PM Coffee Break

4.15 – 5.30 PM

Session IV: Polarization and Populism in Social Media

Moderator: İrem İnceoğlu

  • Promoting Populism via Twitter: A Qualitative Analysis of Populism Hashtags, Iman M. Zahra (Sultan Qaboos University)
  • Youth Perceptions on Political Polarization, Social Media and Trust on News, Eylem Yanardağoğlu (Kadir Has University)
  • Political Use of Social Networks with Populist Tactics: Self-reposition of Meral Akşener through Instagram, Sarphan Uzunoğlu (UiT Arctic University of Norway) & Mine Bertan Yılmaz (Kadir Has University)
  • Network Heterogeneity and Polarization in and through Social Media in Turkey, Çiğdem Bozdağ (Kadir Has University)

6.00 – 8.00 PM

Gala Dinner

11 APRIL 2018, WEDNESDAY

10.00 AM Coffee & Tea

10.30 – 11.30 AM

Session V: Conflict, Terrorism and Media Discourses

Moderator: Defne Karaosmanoğlu

  • The Social Construction of Terror on US Media: The Case of CNN, Yenal Göksun (Marmara University)
  • Ideological Determinism: Proximity Framing Study of International Terrorism Coverage, Yang Liu (Chongqing University)
  • ISIS’ Transformation and Its Weakened Propaganda Machine, Göktuğ Sönmez (Necmettin Erbakan University)

11.30 – 11.45 AM Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.45 PM

Session VI: News, Frames and Discourses: Case Studies

Moderator: Suncem Koçer

  • International Organizations in the Age of Populism: A Comparative Analysis, Banu Baybars Hawks (Kadir Has University)
  • Moral Panics and Populism, Deniz Özçetin (İstanbul Aydın University)
  • European Countries’ Changing Discourse on Network Policy in the Framework of Terrorism, Sevda Ünal (Çukurova University)

12.45 – 1.45 PM Lunch Break

1.45 – 2.45 PM

Session VII: Tactics of Truth-Making in Digital Era

Moderator: Mine Bertan Yılmaz

  • Populist Discourse From Below: The Case of Virtual Forums in Turkey, Kenan Demirci (Fırat University)
  • Journalistic Practice or Citizen Activism? Fact-checking in Polarized Political Climate in Turkey, Bengi Ruken Cengiz & Koray Kaplıca (Boğaziçi University)
  • Cyber-populist Turn of Digital Activism and Hacker News in Turkey, Ufuk Eriş (Anadolu University)

2.45 – 3.00 PM

Closing Remarks