Dr Burcu Ozcelik

Burcu has extensive on-the-ground knowledge of the Middle East, and has lived in Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, China, and the US. Burcu has taught Middle East politics, conflict, and peacebuilding studies at the University of Cambridge, where she earned her PhD. Previously, she worked with the United Nations Development Programme, conducted research for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and advised private entities and regional governments on geopolitical risk and security.

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