Symposium Program

“Family and Loneliness” 4th International Loneliness Symposium

7-8 December 2022

December 7th, Day One - Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall
Opening Speeches: Prof. Ebulfez Süleymanlı, Üsküdar University, Department of Sociology
Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Üsküdar University Founding Rector

First Session

Prof. Sırrı Akbaba , Üsküdar University – Chair of the Session
“The Invisible Faces of Loneliness in the Family”
Dr. Şadi Yazıcı, Mayor of Tuzla-“The Effect of Technology on Loneliness in the Family”
Prof.Dr. Tahire Allahyarova, Board Member of the of the Center for Social Research by the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan - “Social Aspects of Loneliness in Family and Marital Relationships”
Atalay Taşdiken, Film Director- “Family and Loneliness in Cinema”
Prof. Ebulfez Süleymanlı, Üsküdar University-Aslı Hale Kılıç , Method Research Company- “Family and Loneliness in Turkey: Research Results”

Lunch Break

Second Session

Assoc. Prof. Melis Oğuz, Beykent University – Chair of the Session
“Berlin Neukölln Neighborhood Mothers: Migrant Women’s Strategies to Fight Loneliness”
Prof.Hasan Bacanlı, FSMVU- "The Characteristics of Family And Loneliness"
Hatice Kübra Tongar, Psychologist-“The Loneliness of Generation Z”
Burcu Kılıç Gündüz , Üsküdar State Hospital, Specialist Social Worker- “Lonely Orphans”
Pelin Çalışkanoğlu Ekşi,  Kalben Association-“The Loneliness of Children Growing Up in a Foster Family”

December 8th, Online Sessions
First Session

Prof. Ebulfez Süleymanlı– Chair of the Session
Prof. Tamara Rostovskaya, Ekaterina A. Knyazkov,  Institute for Demographic Studies of the Federal Research Sociology Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences-
“Loneliness in the Family: Soon But Not Together”
Prof. Nigina Rakhimova, The Republican Center for the Study of Public Opinion “Ijtimoiy Fikr”- “Is Loneliness a Current Problem for Uzbek Families?”
Prof. Rita Salmorbekova , National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic- “Loneliness as a Social Problem in Kyrgyzstan”
Assoc. Prof. Aygün Halilkızı, Baku State University- “Sociocultural Change As a Cause of Family İsolation And The Problem of İncompatibility: In The Example of an Azerbaijani Family”
Gözde Courbis Poncet , France- “Silence in the family: Experiences of Loneliness of Foreign Nationals Living in France”
Aizhan Duisembayeva, İnternational Turkic Academy- “Kazakhstan Loneliness of the Family Couples in KZ: Social-psycologycal Aspect”

Second Session

Prof. Cengiz Çakmak, Istanbul University– Chair of the Session
“Microwave and Conservatism in the Digital (finger) Realm”
Assoc. Prof. Gülsüm Depeli, Hacettepe University-“The Family as an Ideology for Isolation: Inside and Outside the Family”
Assoc. Prof. Faruk Yaylacı, Kütahya Dumlupınar University -“Loneliness as a Fatal Strategy and the Responsbility of Education”
Assoc. Prof. Taner ATMACA, Düzce University- Instructor Ayşegül Övdür Altundal, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University-“ Children of Fragmented Families and Education: Analysis of Various Problems Reflecting on School”
Dr. Fatma Tuba Aydın Mentschl, Psychiatrist, Austria- “Loneliness of Migrant Children”


Fifth Session

Prof. Zafer Danış, Sakarya University – Chair of the Session
Prof. Gülay Günay, Karabük University- “Lonliness in Later Life and The Importance of the Family as a Social Support System
Asst. Prof.  Talip Yiğit, İstanbul 29 Mayıs University-“The Complexity of Aging: A Choice or an Objective Reality?”
Asst. Prof. Nesim Aylvarcı , Sakarya University-“Loneliness and Social Isolation in Old Age”
Asst. Prof.  Nihan Kalkandeler Özdin , Üsküdar University-“Empty Nest Syndrome”

16.30-16.40       Closing Speech – Symposium Chair Prof. Ebulfez Süleymanlı, Üsküdar University Department of Sociology