"Pandemic and Loneliness" is the main subject of the International Symposium on Loneliness, which will be held for the second time this year at Üsküdar University.
The invited speakers of the symposium to be held on 4-5 December 2020 are scientists, academicians, journalists and artists who will come together to make contributions from different fields from Turkey and abroad. Each speaker will present important discussions and raise important questions by addressing loneliness in the context of the pandemic from his field of study and his own perspective.
International Loneliness Symposium, which will be organized for the second time this year by Üsküdar University, will be held under the title of "Pandemic". The effects of the pandemic process on loneliness will be discussed in every aspect.
Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan will address the issue of "Families and Loneliness"
Stating that loneliness is the biggest effect of the pandemic that affects the whole world, Üsküdar University Founding Rector Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan will make his presentation titled "Families and Solitude" in the first session of the symposium.
Prof. Dr. Ebulfez Süleymanlı will explain "Corona Loneliness"
Üsküdar University Head of Sociology Department and Symposium Coordinator Prof. Dr. Ebulfez Süleymanlı will make evaluations with his presentation titled “Corona Loneliness”.
They will explain the psychological effects of the pandemic
In the first session of the symposium, Assoc. Dr. Gül Eryılmaz, “Loneliness in Relationship”; Assoc. Dr. Emel Sarı Gökten, “Adolescent Loneliness and K-Pop”; Expert Psychologist Çiğdem Demirsoy will participate with her presentations titled "The Effect of Pandemic on Loneliness in the Family" and Expert Psychologist Aslı B. Bhais, "The Relationship of Addiction-Loneliness".
Pandemic and loneliness will be addressed from all sides
Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan will give a speech on "Political Psychology of Solitude". Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz, “Advanced Age Risks in Pandemic: Is loneliness a choice? Unwanted result? ”; From Üsküdar University, Dr. Mert Akcanbaş will make significant contributions with his presentations titled "Global Insecurity and Loneliness" and Psychologist İdil Arasan Doğan, "Loneliness in Old Age and Social Support".
Prof. Dr. Erol Göka: "Loneliness and Longing"
Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Erol Göka, in his speech titled "Loneliness and Longing", will discuss the relationship between loneliness and longing by also addressing the pandemic process.
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Sirkeci will address "The Pandemic and the Isolation of Immigrants"
Professor of London Regent's University. Dr. In his presentation titled “Pandemic and the Isolation of Immigrants”, İbrahim Sirkeci will underline that the period when the borders are closed due to the coronavirus epidemic and economies have come to a standstill is a very difficult process for refugees and immigrants.
Prof. Dr. Gönül Bünyatzade: “Loneliness and Creativity
Prof. from Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gönül Bünyatzade “Solitude and Creativity”, Dr. Floris Van Vugt, in her presentation titled “Promoting Interpersonal Intimacy in Video Conferencing by Moving Synchronously”, will discuss the importance of communicating, listening and understanding in today's world where alienation and segregation is increasing and how this can be achieved in online connections.
Dr. Orhan Aras: "Europe's Pandemic and the Test of Loneliness"
Attending the symposium from Germany, Author Dr. In his speech titled “Europe's Pandemic and the Challenge of Solitude”, Orhan Aras will have a comparative discussion by mentioning the different perceptions and different aspects of loneliness. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Okur's "Political Economy of Loneliness and the Turkish House: From the Pandemic to Where?" In the symposium he will attend with his presentation titled St. Petersburg Bekterev Medical Center, psychologist Dr. Olga Rubçova, in her presentation titled “The World in the Period of Pandemic: Anxiety and Depression”, will draw attention to the state of extreme stress in people during the quarantine process.
Loneliness and pandemic will be evaluated from all aspects
Journalist Özay Şendir, "Pandemic Loneliness and Media"; photographer, director and screenwriter Murathan Özbek, in his speech titled “Pandemic, Art and Loneliness”, will discuss the relationship between loneliness and pandemic in a different dimension from the window of art.
From Kyrgyzstan Turkey Manas University professor Dr. Jyldyz Urmanbetova, “Social Exclusion and Loneliness in the Context of Creativity”; Dr. Baver Demircan, “Loneliness: Could Pandemic be an Possibility?”; From the Russian Presidency Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Assoc. Dr. Kristina Ivanenko, "New Loneliness: How The Pandemic Has Changed Social Relationships?" Dr. Cihan Ertan and Research Assistant Özge Sarıalioğlu will make their presentation titled “When the Stage is Closed: The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Loneliness Experiences of Performing Arts Actors”.
Those who want to follow the symposium will be able to participate in the symposium online by registering on the Üsküdar University Loneliness Symposium page.