Wikistrat Expert Dr. H. Akın Ünver

Dr. H. Akın Ünver

Assistant Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University

Akin Unver is an assistant professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, specializing in energy politics, conflict psychology and radicalization sociologies. In addition, he studies discourse theory, Regional Security Complex Theory and psychoanalytical approaches to decision-making and teaches courses on Politics of the Middle East, Diplomatic History, Energy Security and Security Theory.

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Biography

Akin Unver is an assistant professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, specializing in energy politics, conflict psychology and radicalization sociologies. In addition, he studies discourse theory, Regional Security Complex Theory and psychoanalytical approaches to decision-making and teaches courses on Politics of the Middle East, Diplomatic History, Energy Security and Security Theory.

A graduate of Bilkent and Middle East Technical Universities, Dr. Unver completed his Ph.D. at the University of Essex, Department of Government. His dissertation Defining Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Discourse and Politics Since 1990 was awarded the Middle East Studies Association’s Malcolm Kerr ‘best dissertation in the field of social sciences’ award and was awarded departmental nomination for the European Consortium for Political Research’s best dissertation in the field of comparative politics. This study is published in 2015 from Routledge Series in Middle East Studies.

Dr. Unver was a Marcia Robins – Wilf Young scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in 2007-08 and a dual post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan’s Center for European Studies and the Center for Middle East and North African Studies in 2008-2010. He was awarded the position of Ertegun Lecturer at the Princeton University’s Near Eastern Studies Department, teaching courses such as History of the Middle East, Conflict-Terrorism Sociology and Turkish Political Sociology – he was also the first scholar to retain the Ertegün chair for two consecutive years at Princeton. He regularly appears for commentary on BBC World News, France 24, Finnish National Broadcasting Company, Al Jazeera International and CNN-Turk.

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Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in International Relations, University of Essex

Areas of Expertise:
Turkish domestic and foreign politics
Conflict and terrorism in the Middle East
Kurdish politics
Energy politics

Website:
http://www.akinunver.com/scholar/?page_id=107

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AkinUnver

LinkedIn:
https://tr.linkedin.com/in/akinunver

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