Seçkin Köstem (On Leave)

Assistant Professor

Seçkin Köstem (On Leave)


Department of International Relations
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent Ankara




+90 312 2902073


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Seçkin Köstem obtained his Ph.D. degree from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Department of Political Science. At Bilkent IR, he teaches Politics of International Economy. Köstem’s research interests include International Political Economy with a specific focus on regional and rising powers, as well as Russian foreign economic policy, and the post-Soviet space. His doctoral dissertation investigates how national identity conceptions influence foreign economic policies of Turkey and Russia.
He obtianed his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bilkent University, Department of International Relations. Before joining our department, he was a research fellow at the Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, visiting research student at the Russia Institute of King’s College London and research visitor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Köstem’s articles have been published in Foreign Policy Analysis and Global Policy.


  • B.A., Bilkent University, International Relations, 2008
  • M.A., Bilkent University, International Relations, 2010
  • Ph.D., McGill University, Political Science, 2016