London 2015 Senate House

Royal Holloway University of London

in association with

The Eurasia Studies Society of Great Britain & Europe


Third Multi-Disciplinary Doctoral Workshop on

Publishing, Grants and Policy Engagement

Senate House, Russell Square, Room 261,

Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Convened by: Dr. Gul Berna Ozcan and Diana T. Kudaibergenova


12.30-12.45 Arrival and Registration

12.45-14.30 Session 1: Dissertation Writing and Publishing

Chair: Diana Kudaibergenova

Prof. Deniz Kandiyoti, School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London “Converting Research into Journal Articles: Do’s and Don’ts”

Dr. Harun Yilmaz, Queen Mary, University of London “Suggestions for a Successful PhD and After”

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break (Sponsored by Royal Holloway)

15.00-16.30 Session 2: Project Development and Securing Grants

Chair: Aziza Zakhidova, European Bank for Construction and Development (EBRD)

Dr. John Heathershaw, Exeter University “Designing and Conducting a Large Research Project on Central Asia: Practical, Political and Ethical Considerations.”

Dr. Gul Berna Ozcan, Royal Holloway, University of London “Conceptualising Good Research Projects: An Evaluator’s Perspective”

16.30-18.00 Session 3: Policy Engagement

Chair: Yeshim Harris, Engi

Dr. Babken Babajanian, London School of Economics, formerly with ODI “Policy Engagement in Research”

Jonathan Cohen, Conciliation Resources “Policy Engagement for a Peacebuilding NGO”

18.30 Dinner at “Tas” Restaurant-Bloomsbury (Sponsored by Nurol Bank)