Ipek Borman

Research Consultant

Interests and experience

During her collaboration with the PRIO Cyprus Centre she will also carry out research on the 60 year anniversary of UNFICYP in Cyprus and Turkish foreign policy.

Dr. Ipek Borman is an international relations expert and academic. She is a senior lecturer in International Relations at the Cyprus International University (CIU) in Nicosia, teaching in areas of expertise such as security, peace and conflict. She was formerly involved in the comprehensive negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem and served as a core member of the negotiation team of the Turkish Cypriot side between 2005-2010 and 2015-2020. She is actively involved in bi-communal projects and civil society initiatives regarding conflict resolution, peacebuilding and gender equality. She is a member of Cyprus Women Bi-Communal Coalition (CWBC), Greek-Turkish Forum, Cyprus Peace and Dialogue Centre (CPDC), and Cyprus Futures Transformative Scenarios Process. She regularly writes and comments about the politics of the Cyprus problem as a political analyst.

Borman completed her PhD in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara in 2012 with her dissertation entitled “Insecurity and Trust in Cyprus: Rethinking the Security Dilemma within the Context of the Cyprus Problem”; her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration on International Affairs at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) in 2001; and her Bachelor of Arts in American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University (Ankara) in 1999.

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