Dr. Pınar Akpınar
Pınar Akpınar is Assistant Professor with the Gulf Studies Program at the College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE), Keele University (UK) with her dissertation, “An emerging mediator on the periphery: Turkey’s mediations in the Syrian-Israeli talks and in Somalia”. Dr. Akpınar’s research interests include foreign policy, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and humanitarianism. She was a visiting scholar at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in 2013, and has advised institutions such as the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Turkish General Staff and Qatari Ministry of Defense on mediation, conflict resolution and regional politics. She has been engaged with a number of local and international networks, especially in the areas of women’s rights and conflict resolution.