Ayşe Bala Akal

Ayşe Bala Akal

Research Assistant

Interests and experience

  • EU Migration Policies
  • Externalization of Refugee Protection
  • Hostile Environments
  • Humanitarian Crises
  • Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation
  • Peacebuilding

Ayse is a research assistant involved in the following projects under the supervision of Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert and Kristoffer Lidèn:

  • Humanitarianism, Borders, and the Governance of Mobility: The EU and the 'Migration Crisis' (humBORDER)
  • Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS)
  • Aligning Migration Management and the Migration-Development Nexus (MIGNEX)
  • On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation (FAIR)
  • Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation (RedLines)


  • 2020: LLM in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law), University of Oslo
  • 2017: BA in Law, Istanbul University

Languages Spoken:

English, Turkish and Russian

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