Visiting Scholars from Turkey: Hamza Yavuz and Ozge Yavuz

Ozge and Hamza YavuzHamza Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at Gazi University in Turkey and also serves as a visiting scholar at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies. His research interests include Middle Eastern politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and American Jewish politics. He is currently conducting research on his dissertation, entitledThe Transformation of Identity in the Diaspora: Israel’s Palestinian Policy from the Perspective of American Jews.

Ozge Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of international relations and also a research assistant at Gazi University in Turkey. Her main research interests are American foreign policy and Middle Eastern politics. Her current research focuses on U.S. Middle East policy in the context of its values and interests during the Cold War.