Şuhnaz Yılmaz Özbağcı

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Professor of International Relations 

Dean of College of Administrative Sciences and  Economics 

Director of Graduate School of Business 


Professor Yılmaz graduated from the International Relations Department of Bilkent University in 1993 as the Valedictorian. She received her M.A and Ph.D. from Princeton University, in 1995 and 2000, consecutively, specializing on Near Eastern Studies and International Relations. She conducted her post-doctoral Studies at Harvard University and was Visiting Professor at UCLA with a dual appointment at the Department of Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Luskin Center for Innovation (2016-2017 academic year). She held visiting faculty positions in the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University and the Center for International Studies, Princeton University. She received many national and international awards and grants. In 2008, she was granted the prestigious Distinguished Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and in 2016, she received the Koç University Outstanding Teaching Award.

Professor Yılmaz teaches International Relations, Turkish Foreign Policy, Turkish-American Relations, Middle Eastern Politics, Politics of Former USSR and Central Asia, European Foreign and Security Policy, as well as Foreign Policy Analysis for Global Leaders in the Graduate School of Business and Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). Her recent research focuses on the international affairs of Eurasia and the Middle East, foreign policy analysis, Turkish foreign policy, international security and European security and foreign policy, energy and natural resource politics, Turkish-US-EU and Turkish-Russian relations. She has numerous publications in journals such as International Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Third World Quarterly, Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies and Energy Research and Social Science. She has a recent book on Turkish-American Relations entitled Turkish-American Relations (1800-1952): Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent (2015) from Routledge Press International Relations Series.

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Contact Information 

Department of International Relations, CAS 249
Koç University, Sarıyer, Istanbul
Tel. 90-212-338-1668, Fax. 90-212-338-1653