Beyza Gülin Güney


Beyza Gülin Güney received her B.A. in International Relations as high honour student in 2013. Güney finished her M.A. in Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul University (Turkey) with magna cum laude in 2017. Currently, she is a PhD student in Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of  Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul University, Turkey. Her studies there focuses on the links between foreign fighters and migration. Güney has been awarded fellowships by the Rotary Foundation, and Bestseller Company. Güney has worked as student affairs assistant of Anadolu University from 2010-2013. She was a visiting researcher at University of Groningen, Holland in 2016. Her project there focused on Religion, Conflict and Globalization Studies. She took courses on International Law, Public Diplomacy and Perception Management, European Union, Diplomat School Certification Program from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Center for Strategic Research Winter School, Boğaziçi University European Studies Centre and Bahçeşehir University Government and Leadership School. During the final stages of her MA, Güney conducted an internship at the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2016. In her studies there, Güney focused on Russian Foreign Policy in Putin Era &  Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) and Turkish Diplomats. Güney has published articles in Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies, Journal of Academic Perspective, International Relations Studies of Turkey. She is the author of Dynamics of Conflict and Cooperation in the Context of Russian-Chechen Relationships (İstanbul: Cinius, 2017) In her research, Güney focuses on Theory of International relations, conflict and peace processes, conflict resolution, conflict and cooperation in the North Caucasus, political psychology, border studies, terrorist organizations, and foreign fighters.