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Unver, Akin

Assistant Professor, International Relations

Dr. Ünver is the Ertegün Lecturer of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at the Princeton University, Near Eastern Studies department. Previously he was a joint post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Center for European Studies and the Center for the Middle East and North African Studies, where he authored several articles on Turkish politics, most notable of which is ”Turkey’s deep-state and the Ergenekon conundrum”, published by the Middle East Institute. Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, he graduated from T.E.D. Ankara College in 1999 and earned his B.A. in International Relations from Bilkent University (2003) and MSc in European Studies from the Middle East Technical University (2005). He received his PhD from the Department of Government, University of Essex, where his dissertation, ‘A comparative analysis of the discourses on the Kurdish question in the European Parliament, US Congress and Turkish National Assembly‘ has won the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) 2010 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in Social Sciences. Ak?n also assumed entry-level policy positions at the European Union Secretariat-General, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eurasian Center for Strategic Studies (ASAM) and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (D.C.), as well as teaching positions at the University of Essex (Theories of International Relations) and Sabanc? University (Turkey and the Middle East). You can follow other works of Akin through: Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/UnverAcademic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnverAcademic Website: http://www.akinunver.com/scholar/

International Relations/Affairs
Turkish Studies   
Conflict Resolution   
Energy Studies   
Foreign Relations   
Human Rights   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Ottoman Studies   
Security Studies   
Ottoman Empire   
Neofunctionalist IR theory and Eurasian energy coo   
Discourses of intra-state conflict   
Turkish (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
PhD2009GovernmentUniversity of Essex
Akin Unver

Kadir Has Universitesi
Uluslararasi ?liskiler Bolumu A045
34083 Istanbul