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GLODEM People

GLODEM people are the Center's most valuable resource. The strength of GLODEM's membership speaks to its ability to support high-quality, value-added research, activities, and policy analysis.

GLODEM faculty membership is interdisciplinary, enabling the Center to address issues from multiple perspectives and apply the most appropriate skillsets.

As a part of GLODEM's organizational expansion, its membership will incorporate experts from other universities and research centers, public agencies, private enterprises, and civil society organizations. The resulting diverse membership composition will provide GLODEM with an impressive network of specialists. This network will ensure GLODEM notable breadth and depth of expertise. 

 

GLODEM Directors

 

Caner Bakir

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Caner Bakır is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics. He joined Koç in September 2004 from Monash University where he was an Assistant Lecturer in its Accounting and Finance Department. Prior to this, he worked for Ziraat Bankasi as a banking specialist. Dr. Bakır has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of Strathclyde, University of Sydney and Trinity College, Dublin. His qualifications are Bachelor of Public Administration and Politics from the Middle East Technical University, Master of International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, and a PhD in Politics from Monash University. He publishes extensively in international political economy and public policy areas in leading international journals, including GovernancePublic AdministrationNew Political Economy, and Development and Change. Palgrave MacMillan published his second book on varieties of national banking systems with particular emphasis on the Australian exceptionalism during the global financial crisis, entitled Bank Behavior and Resilience: The Effect of Structures, Institutions, and Agents. His contribution to the theory of institutional change is recognized by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Incentive Award in 2010. He also received Early Career Researcher Award in 2008 from TUBITAK for his three-year research project on Organizational Change in Macroeconomic Bureaucracies. Recently, he has completed European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) supported two-year research on emerging multinational corporations.

 

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Resat Bayer

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Peace and Conflict Resolution  and Democratic Governance

Reşat Bayer is Associate Professor of International Relations at Koç University. He has received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. His primary research interests are international cooperation and conflict. He has been recognized by the Turkish Academy of Sciences for his research. He is particularly interested in peace within countries and between countries, how peaceful relations emerge, and the role of conflict management and resolution in peaceful relations, including negotiation and mediation. His current projects are on peaceful change and revenge, power transitions in the Middle East, terrorism and electoral politics, independence and violence, diplomatic relations, and democracy. His recent work has appeared or will be appearing in the Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Globalization, International Studies Quarterly and British Journal of Political Science. 

 

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GLODEM Executive Board

 

Ziya Onis

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Ziya Öniş is Professor of International Political Economy at Koç University in Istanbul. He is the former Director of both the Center for Research on Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) (2010-2013) and the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (2006-2009) at Koç University. Prior to his appointment at Koç University, he was a faculty member in the Economics Department at Boğaziçi University. His recent research focuses on the global financial crisis and its implications for future patterns of globalization, southern varieties of capitalism, democratization dilemmas in emerging powers, the political economy of Turkey during the AKP era, new directions in Turkish foreign policy and domestic politics-foreign policy interactions.  His most recent publications include “Monopolising the Centre: The AKP and the Uncertain Path of Turkish Democracy”. The International Spectator, Vol. 50, N0. 2 (2015); (with S. E. Aytaç) “Varieties of Neo-populism in a Changing Global Order: Divergent Paths of Erdoğan and Kirchnerismo”. Comparative Politics, Vol. 47, No. 1 (2014); “Turkey and the Arab Revolutions: Boundaries of Regional Power Influence in a Turbulent Middle East”. Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2014); (with M.Kutlay) “Rising Powers in a Changing Global Order: The Political Economy of Turkey in the Age of BRICS”. Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 8 (2013). “Turkey and the Arab Spring: Between Ethics and Self-Interest”, Insight Turkey, Vol. 14, No.2 (2012) ; “ The Triumph of Conservative Globalism: The Political Economy of the AKP Era”, Turkish Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2012) ; “ Multiple Faces of the ‘New’ Turkish Foreign Policy: Underlying Dynamics and a Critique”, Insight Turkey , Vol. 13, No.1 (2011); (with C. Bakır) “The Regulatory State and Turkish Banking Reforms in the Age of Post-Washington Consensus”, Development and Change, Vol. 41, No.1 (2010); (co-edited with F. Şenses) Turkey and the Global Economy: Neo-liberal Restructuring and Integration in the Post-Crisis Era  (London: Routledge,  2009) ;“Beyond the 2001 Financial Crisis: The Political Economy of the New Phase of Neo-liberal Restructuring in Turkey”. Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 16, No.3 (2009). He was elected as a Fellow of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and received the prestigious TÜBİTAK Science Award in Social Sciences in 2012. He also received the Outstanding Faculty Award of Koç University in 2012.

 

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Bahar Rumelili

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Democracy and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Bahar Rumelili is Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of International Relations, Koc University, Istanbul. Dr. Rumelili has received her PhD degree at the Political Science Department of University of Minnesota in 2002. Her research focuses on international relations theory, processes of European identity construction, and EU impact on Turkish domestic reform and Greek-Turkish relations. She is the author of Constructing Regional Community and Order in Europe and Southeast Asia (Palgrave, 2007). Among her other recent publications are: "Liminality and Perpetuation of Conflicts: Turkey/Greece and the EU" (European Journal of International Relations, June 2003); "Identity, Difference and the EU" (Review of International Studies, January 2004); "Transforming Conflicts on EU Borders" (Journal of Common Market Studies, March 2007). She is the 2009 recipient of Turkish Academy of Sciences’ Distinguished Young Scientist Award.

 

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Suhnaz Yilmaz

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Conflict Resolution

Şuhnaz Yılmaz is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Koc University and serves as the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is the Director of the Foreign Policy Group of the Center for Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM). She received her MA and Ph.D. from Princeton University specializing in International Affairs and the Middle East. She conducted her post-Doctoral Studies at Harvard University. Her areas of interest and expertise include foreign policy analysis, Turkish foreign policy, Turkish-American relations, Eurasian politics, energy politics, Mediterranean cooperation and security, European Union foreign and security policy, and international development. She also has a forthcoming book on Turkish-American Relations, entitled Turkish-American Relations (1800-1952): Between the Stars, Stripes, and Crescent from Routledge Press International Studies Series. In 2007, Şuhnaz Yilmaz received the Sakip Sabanci International Research Award, granted by Sabanci University and the Brookings Institution and in 2008 she has received the prestigious Distinguished Young Scientist Award (GEBIP) of the Turkish Academy of Sciences. Most recently, in 2012, she received the Outstanding Teaching Award at Koç University.

 

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GLODEM Researcher

 

Tim Dorlach

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

 

Tim Dorlach is a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at Koç University, Istanbul. He previously completed a BA in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and an MA in Modern Turkish History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. His research focuses on the political economy of social and labor market policy, industrial policy and business regulation, with a regional focus on Turkey and Latin America. He is co-organizing the TIPES Interdisciplinary Workshop: The Political Economy of Contemporary Turkey in July 2015, which is hosted by GLODEM.

Contact: tdorlach13@ku.edu.tr

 

 

 

Research Visitor

 

Alper H. Yağcı

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Alper H. Yagci is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a recipient of grants or fellowships from NSF, SSRC, Mellon-ACLS and TUBITAK. His research is in comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on questions of economic development. Alper is currently completing a doctoral thesis on the public regulation of genetically modified agricultural production in Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and India. His research on Occupy protests around the world has appeared in Government and Opposition.

Contact: ayagci@polsci.umass.edu

 

 

Mehmet Kerem oban

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Mehmet Kerem Coban is a PhD Candidate and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Public Affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. His PhD thesis, which entitled Banking Regulation in Turkey: Three Essays on Political Economy of Banking Regulation, studies the political economy of banking regulation in Turkey with a focus on financial consumer protection, macroprudential regulatory governance, and the impact of adoption of Basel III on domestic regulatory policymaking process and incorporation of EMEs in international organisations (i.e. integration to the BCBS) by exploring the Turkish case. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID) in 2013, and Bachelor's in International Relations at Kadir Has University in 2011. His main research interests are international political economy, the political economy of development, financial liberalization and regulation, and development aid. 

Contact: m.keremcoban@u.nus.edu

   

 

Post-Doctorals

 

Ömer Faruk Örsün

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Peace and Conflict Resolution and Democratic Governance

Ömer Faruk Örsün is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koç University. He completed his PhD at Koç University. During his PhD, he served as a pre-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University (2013-2014). He received an MA degree from the Department of Government at University of Essex in 2008. His research broadly pursues an analytical synthesis of various approaches in international security, comparative politics and political economy and focuses on interstate conflict processes, leader survival and redistribution of income. His previous research has appeared in Democratization and been published as two book chapters.

Contact: oorsun@ku.edu.tr

 

 

 

GLODEM Assistants

 

Benan Gedikoğlu

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Benan Gedikoğlu is studying for Undergraduate Degree in the Economics Department of Koc University. Her research interests include finance, macroeconomic policy analysis, financial crisis and the impact of democratic governance on  economic growth.

Contact: bgedikoglu@ku.edu.tr

 
 

 

İris Eskinazi

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

   

İris Eskinazi is studying for Undergraduate Degree in the Engineering Department of Koc University. She plans to specialize her degree in Industrial Engineering with a track program of Financial Engineering.

Contact: ieskinazi15@ku.edu.tr

 

 

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