Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Space, Victimhood & Dark Tourism in Istanbul

06 June 2023, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

photo of Turkish flag

The Curious Making of the Island of Democracy and Freedom. A talk by visiting scholar, Professor Lerna Yanık.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students




UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


IGP Collaboration Room (and Zoom).
Maple House, Floor 7, 149 Tottenham Court Rd

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Co-hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity and the UCL Middle East Research Centre

Photo by Meg Jerrard on Unsplash

About the Speaker

Prof Lerna K. Yanik

Visiting Research Fellow at UCL Middle East Research Centre and hosted as part of Takhayyul Project at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity.

Lerna K. Yanik is a Professor of Political Science at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. She specializes in non-Western international relations theory, history of Turkish Foreign Policy, politics of space and time in international relations, critical geopolitics as well as culture and politics. Her research has appeared in various journals including the Journal of International Relations and Development, Die Welt des Islams, Asian Journal of Social Sciences, Political Geography, Geopolitics, Human Rights Quarterly, and Europe-Asia Studies. She is the recipient of several awards, including Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award (2006), a Fulbright Scholar (CUNY, 2009-2010), and a Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (2017).