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Pınar Akpınar

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E-Mail
pinarakpinarsabanciunivedu
Phone
(212) 292 4939 / 1407
Title
Instructor (Part Time)
Areas of Interest
Conflict Resolution; International Mediation; Peacebuilding; Turkish Foreign Policy; Foreign Policy

Akpınar’s research interests lie in the intersection between conflict resolution and foreign policy with a particular focus on mediation and peacebuilding. She is also interested in the role of non-governmental organizations in peacebuilding and their impact on foreign policy.
Memberships
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Publications
  • Article
    Akpınar, Pınar (2015) "Mediation as a foreign policy tool in the Arab Spring: Turkey, Qatar and Iran", Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Vol.17, No.3, 252-268 (SSCI)
    Aras, Bülent and Akpınar, Pınar (2015) "The role of humanitarian NGOs in Turkey's peacebuilding", International Peacekeeping, Vol.22, No.3, 230-247 (SCI)
  • Before SU Publications

    ·         “International Humanitarian NGOs and Health Aid,” Çalıştay Raporu, İstanbul Politikalar Merkezi, Ağustos 2015 (co-authored with Bülent Aras).

    ·         “International Humanitarian NGOs and Emergency Aid,” Çalıştay Raporu, İstanbul Politikalar Merkezi, Ağustos 2015  (co-authored with Bülent Aras).

    ·         “Mediation as a Foreign Policy Tool in the Arab Spring: Turkey, Qatar and Iran,” Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 14, no.7, 2015, 10.1080/19448953.2015.1063270.

    ·         “The Role of Humanitarian NGOs in Turkey’s Peacebuilding,” International Peacekeeping 22, no.3, 2015: 230-247 (co-authored with Bülent Aras).

    ·         “Violence Compared: Rape in Turkey and India,” Open Democracy, April 16, 2015 (co-authored with Jasmine Lovely George).

    ·         “Qatar’s Regional Aspirations: Changing Mediator Role during the Arab Spring,” POMEAS Brief, no.6, February 2015.

    • “Searching for the Garden of Eden,” POMEAS Oped, July 15, 2014.

    ·         “Turkey’s Peacebuilding in Somalia: The Limits of Humanitarian Diplomacy,” Turkish Studies 14, no.4, 735-757, 2013 (SSCI).

    ·         “Is Turkey a Loner on the Thorny Path to Peace,” Hurriyet Daily News, April 26, 2013.

    ·         “Çatışma Çözümleri Perspektifinden Suriye-İsrail Meselesi [Syrian-Israeli Conflict from a Perspective of Conflict Resolution],” in Barışı Konuşmak: Teori ve Pratikte Çatışma Yönetimi [Talking about Peace: Conflict Management in Theory and Practice], Nezir Akyeşilmen (ed.), Ankara: METU Publications, 2012.

    ·         “The Relations between Turkey and the Caucasus,” Perceptions 16, no.3, 2011: 53-68, (co-authored with Bülent Aras).

    ·         “Turkish aid to Somalia: A new pulse in Africa,” Al Jazeera, September 2, 2011.

    ·         “İsveç’te Gezinen Irkçı Hayalet [The racist ghost over Sweden],” Star Açık Görüş, October 4, 2010. 

    ·         “Turkey’s New Foreign Policy and Its Meaning for the Middle East,” Sharq Namah (Ahmet Davutoğlu Special Edition), June 2010 (co-authored with Bülent Aras).

    ·         “Ermenistan'dan Bir İzlenim [An observation from Armenia],” Taraf, March 19, 2009.

    ·         “Davutoğlu Dönemi Türk Dış Politikası: 2009 Değerlendirmesi” [An Evaluation of Turkish Foreign Policy during Davutoğlu Era: 2009 Assessment, Türk Dış Politikası 2009 Yıllığı [2009 Assessment of Turkish Foreign Policy], Burhanettin Duran, Kemal İnat ve Muhittin Ataman, (eds.), Ankara: SETA, 2011 (co-authored with Bülent Aras).

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