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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

Dr. Murat Özbank

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Dr. Murat Özbank

Einrichtung (OKZ)
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → G.Simmel Prof. Comparative Studies on Diversity/Social Conflicts

Education

 

1993 - 2000 Carleton University, Department of Political Science, Ottawa, Canada. (Degree attained: Ph. D. in Political Science)
Dissertation: Understanding a Misunderstanding: Democracy and Dialogue in West vs. Non-West Controversy over the Universality of Human Rights, Carleton Univer-sity, 2000.

1990 - 1993 Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Rela-tions, Istanbul, Turkey (Coursework toward MA and Ph.D. in Political Science)

1986 - 1990 Marmara University, Department of International Relations, Istanbul, Turkey. (Degree attained: BA in International Relations)

1978 - 1986 Sankt Georg Austrian High School, Istanbul, Turkey (High School Diploma)

 

Academic Career


Feb. 2001 – August 2017: Assistant Professor of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Sept. 2002 – August 2017: Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

1993 – 2000: Teaching assistant, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

1991 – 1993: Research assistant, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

 

Areas of Specialty & Interest


Contemporary Political Theory: Normative theories of democracy and democratization, po-litical theory of cultural diversity, philosophy of social sciences, the thoughts of Hans Georg Gadamer, Juergen Habermas and John Rawls.

International Relations: Comparative foreign policy in the field of human rights norm-setting (with an emphasis on regional and cultural differences); Classical Political Philoso-phy and Contemporary theories of International Relations.

 

Courses Taught

 

Doctoral Level:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Normative Theories of Democracy and Democratization

 

Masterʼs Level:

  • Political Theory of Cultural Diversity
  • International Relations Theory

 

Undergraduate level:

  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Theories of Human Rights and Democracy
  • International Relations Theory
  • International Organizations

     

Honours, Awards, Scholarships

Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship, 1995 – 1996, This fellowship, to the value of 10.000 Canadian Dollars, is awarded annually by the Carleton University to an outstanding international student from any field.

 

Selected Publications


Books:


Neden Demokrasi? Nasıl İstikrar? Rawls – Habermas Tartışması (Why to accept Democracy, How to maintain Stability: Rawls - Habermas Debate) Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, Istanbul, 2009.

Gezi Ruhu ve Politik Teori (Gezi Spirit and Political Theory), Kolektif Kitap, Istanbul, 2013.

 

Articles and Book Chapters:


“The Problem of Political Stability and Normative Justification in Contemporary Democratic Theory: Kant, Rawls & Habermas”, in Bogazici Journal, Spring 2007.

“Jürgen Habermas”, in Kurtul Gülenç and Ahu Tunçel (eds.) Platoʼdan Günümüze Siyaset Felsefesi (Political Philosophy From Plato to the Present) Metis Yayınları, Istanbul, 2012.

 

Academic Translations:


Barbara Bolt, Yeni bir bakışla Heidegger, Kolektif Kitap, Istanbul, 2013. (Original: Heidegger Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts, I. B. Tauris, New York, 2010).

Damian Sutton, David Martin-Jones, Yeni bir bakışla Deleuze, Kolektif Kitap, Is-tanbul, 2014. (Original: Deleuze Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts, I. B. Tauris, New York, 2008).

 

Literary Translations


From German to Turkish:

 

Adelbert von Camisso, Peter Schlemihl’in Olağanüstü Öyküsü, Kolektif Kitap, İstanbul, 2014. (Original: Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte, Public Domain, Germany, 1814).

Zoran Drevenkar, Aleve Dokunmak, On8 Kitap, Istanbul, 2013. (Original: Touch The Flame, Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg, 2001).


From English to Turkish:


Ray Bradburry, Yakma Zevki, Ithaki, Istanbul, 2012. (Original: A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories, Harper Collins, New York City, 2011).

Willam Faulkner, “Tepe”, in Russ Kick (ed.) Grafik Kanon 3.Cilt, Kolektif Kitap, Istanbul, 2013 (Original: The Hill, in Graphic Canon vol. 3, Seven Stories Press, New York City).

Anthony Horowitz, İpek Evi: Yeni Bir Sherlock Holmes Macerası, Ithaki, Istanbul, 2012. (Original: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel: The House of Silk, Little, Brown & Company, New York City, 2011).

Neil Gaiman, Anansi Çocukları, Ithaki, Istanbul, 2013. (Original: Anansi Boys, Morrow, New York City, 2015).

Patricia Duncker, Foucault’yu Sayıklamak, On8 Kitap, Istanbul, 2015. (Original: Hallucinating Foucault, Serpent’s Tail, London, 1996).