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Institutional Information: Faculty Of Political Sciences, Department Of Political Sciences And International Relations, Division Of International Relations
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Political Science, International Relations, EU Politics and İnternational Relations, EU Political Construction, European Studies, Eurepean Union, Turco-European Union Relations, Europan Integration






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Jean Monnet Module Chair :  FUTUREU  (Future of EU: Security, Economy and Transatlantic Relations)

Project Manager:  DD-TECH (Digital Diplomacy: Building the Common Future with Technology (Erasmus+ KA2)

Project Manager: Learn2Unite (NATO Public Diplomacy Grant)

Project Manager: Reconciling Space and Social Sciences (TUBİTAK - 3005 Project)

AOS: Central and Eastern European Politics, European Studies, Diplomacy, EU Policies, European Integration, Poland’s Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, Science Diplomacy, Foreign Policy Analysis, Digital Diplomacy

AOC: Digitalization, Different Methods in Education of International Relations

Özgün Erler Bayır is an associate professor of international relations and a member of staff at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences. She is also the Executive Committee Member at the Istanbul University, International Projects Office. She is an expert on European studies, foreign policy analysis, diplomacy, security studies, EU policies, and Eastern European politics. Her Ph.D. thesis is titled “Dilemma between Atlanticism and Europeanization in Poland’s Foreign Policy” (2011). She is the Jean Monnet Module Chair at Istanbul University on "Future of EU: Security, Economy and Transatlantic Relationship - FUTUREU" (2020-2023). She is also the Coordinator of the Erasmus+ KA220-HED project titled "Digital Diplomacy: Building the Common Future with Technology" (DD-Tech) between the years 2022-2025. Besides, she is the Project Coordinator of "Youth Vision for the Future of Turkey-NATO Relations (YouthenNATO)", NATO Public Diplomacy Division Grants during May-December 2022. Her second NATO Public Diplomacy Division’s Grant is for the project titled “Learn to Unite: Simulation-based Learning to Unite Against NATO’s Emerging Challenges”. She is the coordinator of this project which will be held until December 2023. She is also the Project Manager of TÜBİTAK 3005 - Support Program for Innovative Solutions Research Project in Social Sciences titled "Reconciling Social Sciences and Space: Shaping the Future with Interdisciplinary Perspective to the New Space Ecosystem" (2022-2024). She has been manager, coordinator and researcher, advisor in 12 research projects (2 of them are Erasmus + projects and she is leading these projects).

She has published articles on several international relations issues in journals and two books. Her first book is published in 2012, titled “Dilemma between Atlanticism and Europeanization in Poland’s Foreign Policy” and her second book is published in 2023, titled “New - New Diplomacy”. In addition, she teaches several undergraduate and postgraduate courses; some of them are on Turkish Foreign Policy, Introduction to IR, Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis, Foreign Policy Analysis, Turkey and EU Relations, Security Studies, Polish Foreign Policy etc. Besides, she is the supervisor of distinguished MA and Ph.D. theses completed in Political Science and International Relations. She is the associate editor of International Relations (Uluslararası İlişkiler)


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