Levent Önen

Contact address: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi İ.İ.B.F. Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü 34342 Bebek/İstanbul

email: onenlevent@gmail.icom


2010-             Ph.D. in Political Science & International Relations,Boğaziçi University, Turkey.

2006-2009      M.A. in Political Science & International Relations,Boğaziçi University, Turkey.

                     The Title of M.A. Thesis: The Republican People’s Party: Organization and Ideology between 1993-2007.               


                     Thesis committee:  Asoc. Prof. Koray Çalışkan, Prof. Hakan Yılmaz, Assist. Prof. Selcan Kaynak

2001-2006   B.A. in Political Science & International Relations, Marmara University, Turkey.

1994-2001      Fenerbahçe High School.

Research Interests

Turkish Politics, Alevism, Democratization, Citizenship, Middle Eastern Politics and Society.

Work Experience

2007-            Research Assistant- Boğaziçi University Department of Political Science & International Relations.

Conference Presentations

Conference presentation “American Foreign Politics: Democracy Promotion in the Middle East?” European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) 5th General Conference, Potsdam Universitat, Germany, 2009.

Conference Presentation ‘Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia: A Comparative Examination of Causes of Revolutionary Upheaval’, Arab Spring Conference in Paris, France, 2011.

Scholarships and Fellowships Held

2006-2009  Graduate scholarship granted on the basis of academic success, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).

January 2012-February 2012 Fellowship of Legislative Fellowship Program of U.S. Department of State.


English (advanced), Spanish (Intermediate).

Relevant Computer Skills

MS Office programs, SPSS.