Boğaziçi University

Higher Education Policies and Overeducation in Turkey

March 2016. In Spring of 2015, the Hollings Center organized a conference entitled, Bridging the Disconnect Between Education and the Economy, exploring the breakdown between higher education and the labor market. Out of this conference, we supported a small grant for two participants to explore this phenomenon in greater depth in the context of Turkey…

Following the New Silk Road

This article includes a series of expert podcasts collected by Erica Marat and Myles Smith. To listen to the podcasts in full, click on the hyperlinked names of participants quoted in the article below. With this year’s withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan, the future of regional security in Central Asia remains uncertain….

New Guidelines Published on Interpreting Conflict through Oral History

In the summer of 2012, the Hollings Center awarded a small grant to Mary Marshall Clark of the Columbia University Center for Oral History (CCOH) and Lucine Taminian of the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII). The grant intended to facilitate the development of guidelines for the ethics and methodologies of collecting oral histories…

Chinese Investment in Kazakhstan

When it comes to China and Kazakhstan, it is fair to say that the bilateral relationship is not one of the most discussed or well-known in global politics.  Given Kazakhstan’s role as a major global energy provider and U.S. engagement in the region, the subject deserves more attention.  In February 2013, Ned Conway (PWC), Alexander Cooley (Barnard College/Columbia University)…

Syria and the Regional Implications of the Crisis

Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. The conflict in Syria is rapidly approaching the two-year mark, with no lasting cease-fire or negotiated settlement in sight. As the death toll continues to climb and the prolonged suffering of the Syrian people becomes more certain, questions abound about the ramifications of the…