Зимска школа за надворешна политика и безбедност


2nd Foreign Policy and Security Winter School

2nd Foreign Policy and Security Winter School


WİSE MEN STRATEGİC RESEARCH CENTER (BILGESAM) 2nd Foreign Policy and Security Winter School, 14-18 March 2018, Istanbul/Turkey

Turkey is located at very critical geography. On one hand it is a NATO member and strategic partner of the USA. On the other hand, it is located in the neighborhood of the regional powers like Iran and Russia which both of them play extremely important role at the contemporary world politics. Furthermore, Turkey has border with the Middle Eastern countries in which there is a continuous civil war and turmoil. Being located in such critical geography, Turkey should develop effective foreign policy which not only can prevent Turkey from potential security threats but also can bring peace and security to the whole region.

The Foreign Policy Winter School is organized by the Wise Men Strategic Research Center (BILGESAM)– one of the leading think tanks of Turkey. BILGESAM is a private, non-profit research center that cooperates with well known international research centers and institutions. The Winter School will include all aspects of Turkish Foreign Policy, main actors of policy-making processes, institutes and Turkey’s relations with regional and global powers. Regional security topics such as Turkey’s role on the Middle Eastern security, Black Sea security, security of the South Caucasus, are also in the agenda. Furthermore, courses on regional energy security issues and Turkey’s energy policies also will be lectured.


Bilgesam Winter School is aimed at bachelor, master and PhD degree students from Turkey and throughout the world. Professionals and non-professionals, who are interested in Turkish Foreign Policy and Security Issues in wider region with a particular focus on issues mentioned above, can also apply.

The main criteria for selection will be motivation to develop as an expert on foreign policy issues. Within the framework of the 4-day program, participants will be briefed on matters related to fundamental issues of the Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkey’s bilateral relations with the global and regional powers.

After successful completion of the Winter school participants will receive certificate of completion.


The participation fee for the winter school amounts to

175 Euro / 230 USD (without accomodation) and to

375 Euro / 415 USD (4 day accommodation and breakfast included; social activities, excursion to historical places in Istanbul)

The fee covers all winter school materials.

Participants are to make their own travel arrangements.

Accommodation can be either arranged by us or by the participants themselves. Please indicate in the email if you wish us to arrange accommodation or if you prefer to take care of accommodation yourself.


Applicants should send us the following documents in English:

resume/CV; – one photo

You can register for the Foreign Policy Winter School via email [email protected].

The deadline for registration for our Winter School is Friday 04 March 2018.

Please note that the participation fee is due by March 05, 2018. Participation in the Foreign Policy Winter School is only possible after confirmation of payment. Please note that we can reimburse only %50 of the participation fee, if you cancel after March 05, 2018.


The official web-page.

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