Berkay Gulen

Ph.D. Candidate (2015 Cohort)
Berkay Gulen

Dissertation Project

Turkey- Israel Relations after 2002 and Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Professional Background

Volunteer Management


Turkish, French, Hebrew, Qualitative Methods



Berkay Gulen received her first MSc. degree in International Relations from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2011. In 2012, she was awarded the Jean Monnet Scholarship and earned her second MSc. degree in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Berkay’s academic interest in identity politics and foreign policy in the Middle East led her to research at the Moshe Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, Israel in 2013. Her research is on Turkey- Israel relations after 2002 and the influence of Middle East politics in the bilateral relations.


Grants & Fellowships

  • Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace, Middlebury College, VT, June-July 2016.
  • Student Travel Grant, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Washington, 2015-2016.
  • Samuel and Althea Stroum Fellow, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Washington, 2015-2016.
  • Jean Monnet Scholarship Program funded by the European Commission and Turkish Ministry for European Union Affairs for master degree at SOAS, University of London, 2011-2012.

Post Graduation


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