CONTACT INFORMATION: European Studies Department, R214 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: - Bachelor of Arts, International Relations (in English) -- Cyprus International University, Cyprus (www.ciu.edu.tr) - Master of Arts, European Studies (in English) -- Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey (www.bilgi.edu.tr) - Magister, Political Science - European Politics (in English) -- Masaryk University, Czech Republic (www.muni.cz) - Ph.D Candidate, Political Science and International Relations (in English) -- Yeditepe University, Turkey (www.yeditepe.edu.tr) PhD Thesis: Transformation of Political Regime in Russia during the Yeltsin Period (1991-1999) PhD Qualification Exams (in written and oral) January 2011. TAUGHT COURSES: - ES 130 Modern Europe, - ES 102 European Government Systems, - ES 203 European Integration and External Relations, - ES 214 Extremism and Democracy in Europe - ES 223 Introduction to European Security, - ES 306 Internship I - ES 327/AMS 327 Multicultural Societies:Religious and Social Conflicts, - ES 321/AMS 360 Research Methods. UNIVERSITY SERVICES: - The Member of the ‘’Academic Senate’’ at AUCA for 2013-2015. - The Chair of the ‘’Student Intellectual Life Committee’’ for 2013-2014 Academic Year. - The Member of the European/American Studies State Exam Committee since 2012. - The Member of the ‘’AUCA Entrance Admission Exam’’ Committee since 2012. - The Member of ‘’Study Abroad’’ and ‘’Bard Exchange’’ Committees since 2012. - Senior Thesis Supervisor for Politics, Security and Integration areas since 2012. - Teaching First Year Seminar (FYS) during the ‘’Orientation Week Program’’ 2013. - Course Development for European/American Studies programs. - Editor in Student Research Journal Mercury since 2012 - Advisor of the sophomores during the 2012-2013 and Advisor of the juniors during the 2013-2014 Academic years. - Member of the ‘’Student Intellectual Life Committee’’ for 2012-2013 Academic Year. AWARDS: - Certificate of Appreciation by American University of Central Asia for outstanding contribution to the development of the University’s academic advising system in September 2013, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. CONFERENCES, CERTIFICATES AND SUMMER SCHOOLS: 1. Goethe University, World International Studies Committee (WISC), German Association of Political Science – International Relations Section (DVPW-IB), Fourth Global International Studies Conference, Justice, Peace and Stability: Risks and Opportunities for Governance and Development, "Russia's Rebirth: As a Weak Parliamentary or Strong Authoritarian Presidential System in the Post-Soviet Affairs?" presented, 06-09 August 2014, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 2. Bielefeld Universität, Erasmus IP Project, International Summer School 2014, "Broadcasting the Americas: Academic Reflections and Media Practise on Politics and Culture", Ethnicity and Identities Workshop, 20 July – 01 August 2014, Bielefeld, Germany. 3. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Winter and Summer University (HUWISU), "Crisis and Future of the European Union", Summer School Certificate, 30 June - 11 July 2014, Berlin, Germany. 4. University of Surrey, An International Multidisciplinary Symposium on the Receiving End of Intervention: Methods in Human Security, "A Gender Perspective of Human Security in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Freedom from Want vs. Freedom from Fear" presented, 16-17 June 2014, Guildford, The United Kingdom. 5. The University of Nottingham, The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Methods and Data Institute, Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Workshop, 13 June 2014, Nottingham, The United Kingdom. 6. The University of Nottingham, Politics without Borders: A cross-disciplinary exploration of the challenges facing a globalized world, “The Philosophical Debate on Russian Choice of Democracy: Zapadnichestvo (Westernizers) vs. Slavophiles”, 12 June 2014, Nottingham, The United Kingdom. 7. American University of Central Asia, Bard College Orientation Workshop, 26 - 30 May 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 8. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), The Varieties of Russian Modernity II: Religion, State and Approaches to Pluralism in Russian Contexts, ‘’The Politics of Religion in Russia since 1991: The Compatibility of Russian Orthodox Church and a Pluralist Society’’ presented, 14 -16 May 2014, Moscow, Russian Federation. 9. Université Libre de Bruxells, Institute for European Studies, Greek Politics Specialist Group, The Economic Adjustment Programs and their Alternatives: Exploring the Impact of Austerity on Southern Europe Workshop, “The Social Impacts of the Economic Adjustment Program in Cyprus” presented, 02 May 2014, Brussels, Belgium. 10. The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) – London School in Bishkek, Public Lecture, ‘’The Crisis in Ukraine and Russian Interests’’, 16 April 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 11. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), NMBU-AUCA Partnership in Education and Research on International Development and Sustainability Project, 06 - 12 April 2014, Aas, Norway. 12. Actual Historical Research Assistance Foundation "Historical Memory", International Scientific Conference, Concepts of the Continuity and the Succession of State in Modern Times: Historical, Legal and Comparative Aspects, “ Change and Continuity of Political Regime in Russia during the Yeltsin Period (1991-1999)” presented, 06 - 07 February 2014, Moscow, Russian Federation. 13. The Eurasia Studies Society of Great Britain and Europe (TESS-GB-Europe), Royal Holloway, University of London, Second Multi-Disciplinary Doctoral Workshop on Social and Economic Development in Central Asia: Theory and Practise, ‘’The Politics of Gender: The Case of Kyrgyzstan’’ presented, 25 January 2014, London, The United Kingdom. 14. The Regional Research Promotion Programme Western Balkans (RRPP) of the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and The Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), Informal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia International Conference, “Siloviki in Russian Politics” presented 21 - 24 November 2013, Fribourg, Switzerland. 15. The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) – London School in Bishkek, Public Lecture, ‘’Political, Economic and Security Interests of Russia in Central Asia’’, 30 October 2013, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 16. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Rule of Law Program South East Europe and the Association Pravnik, International Summer School Sarajevo 2013, “Institutional Reform in the light of European Integrations in countries of South East Europe”, 17 - 27 July 2013, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 17. Coventry University in the UK, Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) and Karadeniz Technical University and Cesran International, "Youth in Conflict Transformation, Post-Conflict Peace building and Reconstruction", 01 - 05 July 2013, Trabzon, Turkey. 18. American University of Central Asia, Bard College Orientation Workshop, 03 - 07 June 2013, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 19. Saint Petersburg State University, Russia’s Statehood: The Authorities and Societies across the Twentieth Century International Conference, "Transformation of Political Regime during the Yeltsin period" presented, 30 - 31 May 2013, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. 20. American University of Central Asia (AUCA), "Political Youth Movements in the Contemporary Russia", 16 November 2012, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 21. The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) – London School in Bishkek, Public Lecture, "The Analysis of Russian interests in Central Asia", 10 October 2012, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 22. Uludağ University, I. International Interdisciplinary Social Inquiry Conference, "The Role of Political Youth Movements in the Democratisation Process of the Contemporary Russia" presented, 17 - 21 June 2012, Bursa, Turkey. 23. Nordic and Baltic Studies of the Romanian Association (Asociatia Romana pentru Studii Baltice si Nordice), III. International Conference on European Networks: The Balkans, Scandinavia and the Baltic World in a time of Economic and Ideological Crisis, "The Politics of Painting: Political Graffiti in the Balkan and Baltic Regions" presented, 25 - 27 May 2012, Targoviste - Dâmbovița, Romania. 24. Ege University, European Student Conference on International Relations: The Balkans: From Past to Present on the 100th Anniversary of the Balkan Wars, "Kosovo Issue in the light of Ethnic Conflict Theories and the Role of the European Union" presented, 03 - 04 May 2012, Izmir, Turkey. 25. Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty and Macedonian Political Science Forum, Second Academic Conference: Europe with(out) Borders, 29 March - 01 April 2012, Ohrid, Macedonia. 26. Bilkent University, I. International Politics and Diplomacy Congress: The Arab Spring: Reasons and Effects, "Monday to Friday; From Unity to Diversity" presented, 08 - 11 March 2012, Ankara, Turkey. 27. Kadir Has University, International Relations Studies of Turkey, XIII. Student Congress: International Relations in New World, 01-02 March 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. 28. The Office of Public Diplomacy of the Prime Ministry of Turkey and Selçuk University, The First Turkish Foreign Policy Workshop (European and Balkans Panel), 23-25 December 2011, Konya, Turkey. 29. Okan University, The Turkish Political Science Association, 9th Graduate Conference, "European Union Mission in Kosovo (EULEX)" presented, 03 December 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. 30. Prishtina International Summer University, Kosovo’s Way to EU & Opposition Research: Campaign and Policy, 09 - 22 July 2011, Prishtina, Kosovo. 31. Okan University, The Turkish Political Science Association, 8th Graduate Conference, "European Union and International Terrorism" presented, 04 December 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. 32. Sakarya University, Graduate Summer School: Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy, 01 - 15 July 2010, Sakarya, Turkey. 33. Bahçeşehir University, School of Government and Leadership: Political Campaign Methods, 09 April – 28 May 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. 34. Bahçeşehir University, School of Government and Leadership: School of Politics-6, 09 January - 17 April 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. 35.International Relations Council of Turkey, Ilgaz Security Academy, Understanding International Security in the 21st century, 18 - 22 December 2009, Ilgaz, Turkey PUBLICATIONS: 1. International Journal of Social Inquiry (IJSI), “The Role of Political Youth Movements in the Democratization Process of the Contemporary Russia”, published by Uludağ University Social Sciences Institute in collaboration with RMIT University, James Cook University and Washington State University, Peer Review Journal, IISN 1307 – 8364, Volume 6 – Number 2, June 2013, Pages: 55 - 71. RESEARCH INTERESTS: - Political Regimes and Post-Socialist Transformation, - Informal Institutions in Post-Soviet States, - Russian/ European Politics, - Post-conflict Studies & Democratisation and Human Rights, - International Security/ Geopolitics and Conflict Management, - International Law and International Terrorism, - Foreign Policy Analysis, - Theories of International Relations, - Gender Politics. RESEARCH GRANTS AND REPORTS AT AUCA: - Spring 2013: The European Union Policies towards Israel in the light of the Middle East Peace Project – MEPP. - Fall 2013: Conflict Management in Moldova: The Case of Transnistria. - Spring 2014: The European Union and Central Asia from Technical Assistance to a New Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities.