IBU-ICSSH18 intends to serve as a platform for a global audience of academics, researchers, and scholars to present their research work and/or on-going research activities in the field of humanities and social sciences, as well as all interrelated disciplines. We invite all interested educators, teachers, linguists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, medical professionals, economists, social workers, artists, PR experts, political scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and entrepreneurs to share and improve their research, to develop business applications, to gain more knowledge of the challenges of global networking, global business and best practices.

Conference Topics

We make a concerted effort to provide participants with opportunities to interact and seek new directions in the broad area of topics, but are not limited to:

Political Sciences, International Relations, Education, Communications, Media, Economics, Business, Management, Philology,

Psychology, Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Law, History, Arts

 

Political Sciences

  • Challenges and Hopes in Transformative Times
  • World Politics between West and East
  • Political Processes in Western Balkan countries
  • European Union and Turkey emergent relations
  • Middle East Political situations: Russia coalitions versus USA coalitions
  • World economic crises and responsibility of political leadership
  • Peace and conflict in contemporary world
  • Crises of democracy and collapse of political parties
  • Euro Scepticism, BREXIT and future of European Union
  • Trump and post-politics
  • Catalonia Referendum and transformation of national states

International Relations

  • Multi-cultural coexistence and social inclusion strategies
  • Reduced Inequalities and Human Rights
  • Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • Responsibility to Protect
  • Global Policy and Humanitarian Aid
  • Review and Assessment of Policies
  • Strategy for Policy Making
  • Climate Change and its Impacts

 Education

  • Education for Full Employment and Human Welfare
  • Distributing Social Power through Education
  • Transdisciplinary Education
  • Education beyond the University
  • Closing the Time Warp in Higher Education
  • Learning as a Way of Life
  • Learning in a Time of Increasing Uncertainty
  • Value-based vs. Value-free Education
  • Network-based Education, Learning Spaces and Learning Communities
  • Technology in education
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Education and lifelong learning

Economics, Business and Management

  • Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Sustainable International Business and Communication
  • Finance, Investment and Sustainable Development
  • International Trade and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Export-led Growth and Sustainability
  • Contemporary versus Traditional Management Practices
  • Managing the Context of the Organizations
  • Organizational Development and Management of Changes
  • Public Investment Policies and Effectiveness
  • Society in the Global Economy
  • Inequality in the Global Economy
  • Challenges of the Finance Integration in the Global Economy
  • Innovation as a Driving Wheel in the Global Economy
  • Regional Economics and Business Development

 Media and Communications

  • Paradigm shift in environmental communication and action
  • Public understanding of environmental issues
  • Bridging the gap between sustainable development policy experts and the
  • general public through effective communication
  • Mobilizing branding for sustainable development
  • Strategic communication for sustainable development
  • Role of Constructive Journalism in ecological disasters
  • Using new communication channels for sustainable development campaigns
  • Creating better-informed publics
  • Importance of social media as means for action in environmental campaigns
  • Social media influencers and ecological awareness
  • Communication policy for sustainable development
  • Alternative Journalism and environmental activism
  • Communication and information management in environmental crisis
  • Mainstream media coverage of sustainable development issues
  • Role of information and communication technologies (ICTs)in education for sustainable development
  • The role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) communication in sustainable development issue

 Philology

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Current Trends in ELT
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Needs Analysis
  • ELT Methodology
  • ICT in ELT
  • Cultural and Intercultural Issues In ELT
  • Language and culture
  • The Role of L1 in EFL
  • The Value of Self-Reflection In EFL
  • Assessment In ELT
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Curriculum & Syllabus Design
  • Linguistics (Studies in Morphology; Syntax, Lexicology, Pragmatics, Etc.)
  • History in Literature/Literary History British Literature American Literature
  • Balkan Themes in Literature
  • Stylistic Analyses in Literature and Language Classes
  • Comparative Studies in Literature
  • New Trends, New Names in American And British Literature
  • Philosophy in Literature
  • Teaching literature in the language classroom
  • Literature and Culture etc.

Turkish Language Teaching (Türkçe Öğretmenliği)

  • Okul Öncesinde Türkçe Öğretimi
  • İlköğretimde Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Öğretimi
  • Özel Eğitim ve Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Türkçe Öğretmeni Yetiştirme
  • Yaşam Boyu Öğrenme ve Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Öğrenme Alanları Eğitimi
  • Dinleme/İzleme Eğitimi
  • Konuşma Eğitimi
  • Okuma Eğitimi
  • Yazma Eğitimi
  • Dilbilim ve Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Dilbilgisi ve Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Çocuk Edebiyatı ve Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Yabancı Dil Olarak Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Yurt dışında Yaşayan Yurttaşlarımıza Türkçe Öğretimi
  • Balkan Türk Edebiyatı
  • Edebiyat ve Kültür
  • Karşılaştırmalı Edebiyat

 Psychology and Psychological Counselling and Guidance

  • Psychology in Healthcare Systems
  • Psychology in Organizations
  • Psychology in Education
  • Psychological Support Systems through Life Span
  • Organizational Development and sustainable change
  • Ethics as a background for Psychological Practice
  • Research in Psychology
  • Research in Psychotherapy
  • Refugee Crisis and the Heling Professions
  • Helping the Helpers
  • Psychology and Language
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Psychological Crisis Interventions
  • Psychological Background of Diplomacy – Paying Games and Negotiating
  • Psychotherapy of Everyday Life
  • Psychology and Counselling as a Style of Life
  • Supervision of Psychotherapy and Psychological Counselling
  • Psychological Counselling and Guidance: Emerging Issues
  • Psychological Counselling and Guidance: Contemporary Approaches
  • Psychological Counselling and Guidance at Different Educational Levels
  • Psychological Counselling and Guidance: facing transformative changes
  • Mental Health of Today – Trends and Opportunities
  • Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology – Trends and Opportunities

 Law

  • Law and Justice or Law and Equity
  • Transparency, accountability, and corruption vs. democratic deficit on the national and regional level
  • Harmonization of the national legislation with EU Acquis Communautaire
  • Judicial reforms
  • Public administration reforms towards more professional public administration
  • Recent trends in anti-terrorism legislation; police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PJCCM)
  • Emerging migrant crises
  • New generations of human rights in the globalized world
  • Contemporary challenges to the International law
  • Private Law

 History

  • Multiculturalism in History
  • History and Reality
  • History and Myths
  • History Teachings in Era of Changes
  • Contemporary History in Western Balkan, the Influence of West and East
  • Images in History
  • Civilizations, Changes and Societies
  • Perceptions in Historiography

Arts

  • Local tradition in Postmodern context of representation
  • Visualisation of Identity
  • Archive of cultural values – disputes or mutual understandings: The duality of creation and destruction
  • Art and architecture as sites of intervention in personal, social, and cultural narratives and memories
  • Predatory urbanism and the dispossessed
  • Cultural translations in the diaspora
  • Tracing Erasure
  • Art and Religion: Theology, the sacred and visual culture
  • Art, Craft, Science and Industry in Ottoman Historiographies
  • Beyond Boundaries: Artistic inquiries into borders and their meaning(s)
  • Beyond Disciplinary Borders: History of science and history of art
  • Contemporary Art Histories
  • Difficult Conversations: Collaborative art practices across political divides
  • In/visibility and Influence: The impact of women artists and their work
  • Pop Art and Design
  • Seeing and Hearing the ‘Beyond’: Art, music, and mysticism
  • The National in Discourses of Sculpture in the Modern Period
  • Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future
  • Ruins between East and West, a comparative perspective”
  • On Power in Architecture
  • Art as social responsibility