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Ms. Betul Dogan-Akkas

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Betul Dogan Akkas is a PhD candidate at joint degree program between Qatar University Gulf Studies Center and Durham University School of Government and International Affairs. She receive also her MA degree with the thesis titled “Securitization of Qatari Foreign Policy” at Qatar University. Dogan Akkas completed her BA in International Relations at Bilkent University. Following her undergraduate studies, she conducted field research on in Jenin, Palestine. Her research interests include foreign policymaking, security and social transformation of the Gulf Countries. She is a member of The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). 

Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy
  • Security
  • State-society relations
  • The Gulf States

Teaching Areas

  • Teaching Assistant for Global Regions in International Relations 2020/21


Chapter in book

  • Dogan Akkas, B. & Camden, G. (2020). Political Culture in Qatar: State-Society Relations and National Identity in Transformation. In Gulf Cooperation Council Culture and Identities in the New Millennium Resilience, Transformation, (Re)Creation and Diffusion. Karolak, M. & Allam, N. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dogan Akkas, B. (2018). Birlesik Arap Emirlikleri Ulusal Guvenligi: Kapasite Insasindan Mudahalecilige. In Ortadoğu'da Ulusal Güvenlik Stratejileri. Kurt, V. SETA Yayinlari.
  • Dogan Akkas, B. (2018). Katar Ulusal Guvenligi: Yumusak Politikalar ve Onleyici Pragmatizm. In Ortadogu’da Ulusal Guvenlik Stratejileri. Kurt, V. Seta Yayinlari.

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