Geopolitics: Bodies, Borders and Bombs (13 May 2022)

Aylin was a guest lecturer at the course taught by Prof. Carolin Schurr and Dr. Devran Koray Öcal from the Geography Institute of the University of Bern. She lectured about the Anthropocene and international climate change law.

Linking Climate Change, Digitalisation and Sustainability: Turning Foresights into Action in Times of Crisis (6 May 2022)

Organised by Aylin, Maria Vasquez Callo-Müller and Dr. Aydin Baris Yildirim, the workshop welcomes experts from academic institutions, companies and international organisations.

Reflections on COP26 and the Future of Climate Change Law (15 February 2022)

Organised by O.P. Jindal Global University, the panel consisted of Prof. Christina Voigt, Prof. Tatjana Kochtekova and Aylin.

Teaching Assistant at the eAcademy of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore (September-December 2021 and September-December 2020)

The 15-week long CIL eAcademy of International Law provide part-time online training for law students, young academics, diplomats and lawyers who want to advance their training on international law.

Aylin assisted the co-organisers of the eAcademy, Dr. Nilüfer Oral and Prof. Patricia Galvao-Teles.

She was a teaching assistant to the following courses during the 2021 eAcademy: International Organisations and Regional/Global Governance (by Prof. August Reinisch and Mr. Daren Tang), International Law concerning Refugees and Migrants (by Prof. Vincent Chetail).

She was a teaching assistant to the following courses during the 2020 eAcademy: International Organisations and Regional/Global Governance (by Prof. Anthony Anghie and Prof. August Reinisch), International Law concerning Refugees and Migrants (by Prof. Vincent Chetail and Dr. Antonio Vitorino), and International Disaster Response Law (by Prof. Giulio Bartolini, Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Prof. Walter Kälin and Arnold Pronto).

Training certificates were awarded at the end of the 2020 eAcademy in a virtual graduation ceremony. As one of the five teaching assistants, Aylin gave a small speech.

The official webpage of the CIL eAcademy is available here.

Upcoming Paper Presentation at the 14th Workshop on International Relations (WIRE)

The workshop titled 'The Governance of Space Exploration Corporations' is organised by Dr. Eytan Tepper and Prof. Jean-Frédéric Morin from Laval University, and is scheduled to take place in Quebec City, Canada.

With Dr. Ksenia Polonskaya (Assistant Professor at Carleton University), they will be presenting their paper which introduces a due diligence standard of conduct for outer space mining activities under international law.

More information about the event is available here.

Ph.D. thesis Presentation, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales

The Emerging Scholars Network Annual Workshop of the University of New South Wales was held virtually between the 5th and the 8th of October 2021.

Aylin presented her PhD thesis virtually on 8 October 2021.

Speech at the Webinar Series 'Rising Sea Levels : Promoting Climate Justice Through International Law'

The first webinar of this webinar series is titled 'Rising Sea Levels & International Law: The Role of the International Law Commission'. Organised by Dr. Constantinos Yiallourides from BIICL, the webinar took place on 3 March 2021.

Moderated by Sir Michael Wood, the panel consisted of Prof. Patricia Galvao-Teles, Prof. Davor Vidas and Aylin.

In her speech, Aylin proposed sea level rise as 'a common concern of humankind'.

More information about the event is available here.

Virtual Gender Lecture Series 2020-2021

Aylin has been a member of the Gender Committee of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern since February 2019. They have started a lecture series to host influential women researching and/or advocating gender equality in their respective fields. Dr. Nilüfer Oral was the first speaker of the series, who talked about 7 women in 70 years at the UN ILC. Since then, they welcomed many amazing women, including Prof. Catherine Kessedjian, Dr. Patricia Schulz and Dr. Mara Catherine Harvey. For more information on the Gender Committee, please visit here. The programme of the 2019-2020 Gender Lecture Series is available here, and the new programme is below.

Organisation of the International Conference titled 'Connecting Environmental Changes and Human Mobility as a Way to Draw New Maps of Knowledge'

Co-organised by SNSF Prof. Elisa Fornale, Prof. Marco Armiero, Prof. Denis Lalanne, and Prof. Elspeth Guild, the Conference took place on 3–6 March 2019, at the Congress Centre Monte Verità, Ascona in Switzerland.

Aylin assisted Prof. Elisa Fornale in her conference grant application to Congressi Stefano Franscini. Grant in the amount of CHF 7,900 was received.

During the Conference, she was part of a team that welcomed the participants and presented the speakers. She also made a presentation titled 'Wild human mobility operations: the “sinking islands” and space settlement' and took part in a panel discussion.

Following the conclusion of the Conference, she prepared the final report together with Dr. Federica Cristani, which was presented to the funding organisation.

Organisation of the Side Event titled 'Labor Mobility and Skills Recognition: Insights from ASEAN and ECOWAS'

Co-organised by SNSF Prof. Elisa Fornalé and Dr. Marion Panizzon, the side event was part of the work program of the UN Global Migration Compact’s sixth thematic session dedicated to labour migration, irregular movement and skills.

It took place on 13 December 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Aylin assisted the planning and took notes during the event.

Her other presentations include:

Guest lecturer at the course titled “Environment, Disasters and Human Mobility” taught by Prof. Chhaya Bhardwaj, O.P. Jindal Global University Law School, India (03/2022)

'Studies in International Law', presented at the career series of the Jindal International Law Society, the recording is available here | O.P. Jindal Global University, India (12/2021)

'International Protection of Persons Mobile in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change', presented at the virtual PhD Colloquium | World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland (03/2021)

'Toward a deeper understanding of academia: Researching International Trade Law’ , presented at the virtual series titled ‘Reviewing World Trade Law’ | International Law Students Association, Turkish Chamber (11/2020)

‘Migration, Trade and Environmental Changes’, presented at the PhD Colloquium | World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland (09/2019)

‘Planned Relocation in the context of climate change: A case study of Fiji’, presented at the event titled ‘Paths Panel II -the Authority of Legal Instruments: Perspectives from IHL and Environmental Law’ | The Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland (05/2019)

‘Understanding migration in the context of climate change under the doctrine of common concern of humankind’, presented at the doctoral networking meetings | The Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands (01/2019)

‘Vunidogoloa village as the first climate-induced community relocation in Fiji’, presented at the training titled ‘Loss, damage and mobility in the context of climate change’ | Project of Climate Security with Legal Authorities, Naples, Italy (12/2018)

‘Human mobility in the context of climate change: A common concern approach’, presented at the PhD Colloquium | World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland (09/2018)

‘A legal challenge for ecological justice: what is our common normative framework?’, presented at the conference titled ‘The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice’ | University of the South Pacific, Fiji (06/2018)

'A Change of Environment for Common Concern and Human Mobility', workshop organised by SNSF Prof. Elisa Fornalé | World Trade Institute, University of Bern