6. European Weekend School (2008)

EUROPEAN WEEKEND SCHOOL 2008

“Imagining the Future of the EU”15-18 May 2008

Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Demir Demirgil Conference Hall
15 MAY 2008 THURSDAY

Venue:            Boğaziçi University

09.30 – 09.45:  Welcoming Remarks

Kemal Kirişci,

Director of Boğaziçi University Center for European Studies, Jean Monnet Chair

09.45 – 11.15:  Opening Speeches:

Chair: Kemal Kirişci (Boğaziçi University, Professor)

First Speaker: Daniel Gros (CEPS Brussels, Director)

“Assessing Institutional Reform in the EU”

Second Speaker: Andrew Vorkink (Formerly World Bank Country Director, recently Boğaziçi University visiting Professor)

“Challenges of Globalization and Economic Reform”

Third Speaker: Selim Deringil (Boğaziçi University, Professor)

“Back to the Future: Turkey and the EU”

11.15 – 11.45:                        Q & A

11.45 – 13.30:                        Lunch & Campus Tour

13.30 – 15.00:            Parallel Sessions on: “Turkey as a Litmus Test”

(Student Workshop Session #1)
15.00 – 15.30:                        Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.00:            Parallel Sessions on: “Surviving Institutional Reform”

(Student Workshop Session #2)

19.30 – 23.00:                        Cocktail Prolongé at the Kennedy Lodge
16 MAY 2008 FRIDAY
Venue:            Boğaziçi University

09.45 – 10.45:            Panel on “Turkey as a Litmus Test”

Chair: Kemal Kirişci (Bogazici University, Professor)

First Panelist: Ingmar Karlsson (Consul General of Sweden in Istanbul)

Second Panelist: Gün Kut (Boğaziçi University, Professor)

10.45 – 11.00:                        Q & A

11.00 – 11.20:                        Coffee Break

11.20 – 12.20:            Panel on “Surviving Institutional Reform”

Chair: Dilek Çınar (Bogazici University, Professor)

First Panelist: Bahadır Kaleağası (TUSIAD Representative to the EU)

Second Panelist: Piotr Maciej Kaczynski (Research Fellow, CEPS; Brussels)

12.20 – 12.40:               Q&A

12.40 – 14.00:               Lunch

14.00 – 15.30    Parallel Sessions on: “Energy and Environment: Trade or Trade Off”

(Student Workshop Session #3)
15.30 – 16.00:                        Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30:            Parallel Sessions on: “Innovation and Economic Growth: To Where and How?”

(Student Workshop Session #4)

17.45 – 18.45:                        Dinner

20.00 – 22.30:                        Concert of Bogazici University Chamber Choir, Aya İrini
17 MAY 2008 SATURDAY
Venue:            Boğaziçi University

09.45 – 10.45: Panel on “Energy and Environment: Trade or Trade Off”

Chair: Gürkan Kumbaroğlu (Bogazici University, Professor)

First Panelist: Tapani Vaahtoranta (Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Director)

Second Panelist: Ömer Madra (Bilgi University, Professor and Director of Açık Radyo)

10.45 – 11.00:                        Q & A

11.00 – 11.15:                        Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.15: Key note address: “Imagining the Future of the EU and Enlargement”

Michael Leigh (European Commission, Enlargement Director General)

12.15 – 12.30:                        Q & A

12.30 – 14.00:                        Lunch

14.00 – 15.00: Panel on “Innovation and Economic Growth: To Where and How?”

Chair: Refik Erzan (Bogazici University, Professor)

First Panelist: Katinka Barysch (CER London, Deputy Director)

Second Panelist: Nurşen Numanoğlu (EUSA, Director of Sectoral and Regional Development)

15.00 – 15.30:                        Q & A

15.30 – 16.00:                         Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30:                        Closing Remarks

Hakan Yılmaz

Bogazici University, Professor

20.00 – 24.00:             Departure from Kabataş for Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

18 MAY 2008 SUNDAY

Social Programme & City Tour

10.30 – 11.00:        Basilica Cistern

11.00 – 12.30:        Saint Sophia Museum

12.30 – 13.30:        Lunch at famous Sultanahmet Köftecisi

14.00 – 16.00:        Topkapı Palace

16.30 – 18.00:        Istanbul Modern Art Museum

18.30 – 21.00:        Free Time (Entertainment, Shopping and Cultural Center of the City )

21.00 – 23.00:        Farewell Party at Teras Dance Club

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