Ă–zgĂĽr Ă–zdamar

Associate Professor

Ă–zgĂĽr Ă–zdamar


Department of International Relations
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent, Ankara




+90 312 2901901


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Özgur Özdamar is associate professor of international relations at Bilkent University, Ankara. He taught at different institutions such as the University of Missouri-Columbia, Stephens College, TOBB-ETU, Turkish Military Academy and the National Security College. He has written over twenty scholarly publications for academic journals, books and think tanks and given more than forty conference presentations regarding international issues. Dr. Özdamar’s research focuses on foreign policy analysis, international relations theories and security studies. Specifically, he wrote articles on Turkish and American foreign policies, Iranian politics, Black Sea regional security, the EU energy security, ethnoreligious conflicts and religion in world politics. Dr. Özdamar’s articles were published in academic journals such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Terrorism and Political Violence, Middle East Policy, Uluslararasi Iliskiler and International Studies Review. He currently serves as section officer at the American Political Science Association and on the editorial board of Foreign Policy Analysis journal.


  • B.S. Political Science and Public Administration, Middle East Technical University (METU)
  • M.A. & Ph.D. Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia