FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Political Science and International Relations

Our PhD Students

ALTAN KAYACAN

Altan KAYACAN was born in 1995 and he is a lawyer registered at Izmir Bar Association in Turkey. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2017 in Law Program with Full Scholarship from Izmir University of Economics and his LL.M. Degree in 2018 on Private Law Program with Thesis also from Izmir University of Economics. During his LL.M., Kayacan wrote his thesis on “Consequences of Occupational Accidents and Diseases in Terms of Labor Law”. He has an article titled "Investigating the Trends in Arctic Research: The Increasing Role of Social Sciences and Humanities", a book chapter regarding “Economic Effects of Occupational Accidents and Diseases on Employers, Employees, and States” and a publication on “Comparison of Precautionary Costs and Compensation Costs Regarding Occupational Accidents and Diseases”. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Izmir University of Economics on Political Science and International Relations Ph.D. Program with Full Scholarship. Kayacan is a former project assistant at the Izmir University of Economics and he is currently working as a Jurist Clerk in Kemalpaşa Notary.

 

 

BERFU SOLAK

Graduating from the Izmir University of Economics in 2017, Berfu SOLAK gained two B.A. degrees from the departments of Political Science and International Relations, and English Translation and Interpreting. Following her graduation, she completed her M.A. in Sustainable Energy Division at the Izmir University of Economics in 2019. During her master's studies, she worked as a project assistant and researcher in the EU 2020 ECHOES project. Currently, she continues her PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the Izmir University of Economics. Besides, she works as a research scholar in a TUBITAK project called “Challenges and Opportunities in the Arctic Region: Designing a Strategic Roadmap for Turkey”.

 

 

 

 

BURCU SARACOĞLU

I received my BA in Business Management from Marmara University, which was followed by 9 years of professional experience in the private sector. After having received my MA degree in Political Science and International Relations department of Bilgi University, I started my Ph.D. in Istanbul Technical University in the Political and Social Thoughts program. Now I feel blessed to go on with my doctoral studies at the Izmir University of Economics in the Political Science and International Relations department. My studies of interest, among many, are Turkish politics, identity studies, politics of environment, and ethnic studies.

 

 

 

 

 

DENİZ ÖZBEK ÖZYURT

Deniz Özbek Özyurt was graduated from our department in 2009. In 2010, she received the scholarship of Secretariat General for EU Affairs (ABGS) and started the master program on the EU, International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at College of Europe. In 2011 she was graduated from this program. In 2019 she completed the master's program in International Relations at Galatasaray University. Currently, she is a PhD student at the Political Science and International Relations department at the Izmir University of Economics. Thinking to be specialized in the Political Theory field; she is interested in gender and sexuality studies and memory studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGE DOĞAÇ ERDOĞAN

Born in Izmir, Ege Doğaç Erdoğan attended The American School in England (TASIS) for his high school education. He received his B. A from The George Washington University (GWU), majoring in Political Science, minoring in Philosophy, and History. Erdoğan began his studies at the Izmir University of Economics in 2018 as a PhD student in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. In addition to being a scriptwriter, and an editor, Erdoğan takes an active role in various NGO’s and associations. He is the 2020 President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Karşıyaka chapter.

 

 

 

 

EMİN DEMİR

I received my M.A degree in Sustainable Energy from the İzmir University of Economics in 2018. My dissertation topic was "A benchmark Analysis and Assessment of Energy Security of Selected African Countries". In the same year, I have started Political Science and International Relations PhD program in the fall semester. European Union, climate change, and energy and International Politics are my core fields in the PhD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINGKAI KONG

 

Lingkai Kong gained a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Beijing Foreign Studies University, China in 2019, and a Master's degree in Economics and Quantitative Finance from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2021. He feels honored to pursue his PhD degree in Political Science and International Relations in Izmir University of Economics. He went to the University of Barcelona in Spain, Solbridge Business School in South Korea for exchange studies, traveled or participated in volunteer or academic activities in India, Sri Lanka, USA, and continental Europe. He speaks Chinese, English and Spanish. He is a member of the Board of the Alumni Association of Beijing Foreign Studies University.

 

 

MAHMUT AKPINAR