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Curriculum Vitae Melis Baydag, M.Sc.

In Ankara, Türkei geboren.

  • Seit April 2020

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik
Graduate School on Political Cohesion (GSPC) [link]

  • Dissertationsvorhaben:

"The Impact of Societal Ideas and Material Interests
on Development Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Mexico,
South Korea, and Turkey"

 

Lehrveranstaltung Sommersemester 2022

BA-Seminar:

Globalization and theories of development
(IntBez, Teil II; IntStrukt, Teil II)
Do 10-12 Uhr, GD 2/156


Ausbildung/ Education

 

Seit Dezember 2017
Doktorandin am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik, Ruhr Universität Bochum.

2017
Masterstudium an der Middle East Technical University, Türkei.
Abschluss: Master of Science in International Relations
M.Sc.-Thesis zum Thema: “The Role of Foreign Aid in Middle Power Diplomacy: Comparative Analysis of South Korea and Turkey”

2015-2016
Austauschjahr an der Philipps-Universität Marburg.
M.A. International Development Studies

2014
Bachelorstudium an der Middle East Technical University, Türkei.
Abschluss: Bachelor of Science in International Relations

2013-2014
Austauschsemester an der Universität Duisburg-Essen.
B.A. Politikwissenschaft

2009
Ankara Atatürk Lisesi, Türkei.
Höherer Schulabschluss

 

Publikationen / Publications

 

2021 'Middle powers in international development cooperation: Assessing the roles of South Korea and Turkey'. In Chaturvedi, S., Janus, H., Klingebiel, S., Xiaoyun, L., Souza, A. de M. e., Sidiropoulos, E. and Wehrmann, D. (Eds.) The Palgrave handbook of development cooperation for achieving the 2030 agenda: Contested collaboration. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham [open access].

2018 'Shaping the patterns of aid allocation: A comparative analysis of seven bilateral donors and the European Union' (Discussion Paper No. 22). German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn (with Klingebiel, Stephan and Marschall, Paul) [open acces].

Lehre / Teaching

 

Sommersemester 2021: Globalization and developing countries: Theory and practice of development (B.A. Seminar).
Wintersemester 2020/21: Schwellenländer in der multilateralen Global Governance: aktuelle Themen und Herausforderungen (B.A. Seminar).
Sommersemester 2020: Theories of Regional Integration: Europe, Asia and the Americas in Comparison (B.A. Seminar).
Wintersemester 2019/20: Global Governance in a Multipolar World: Emerging Powers, Issues and Challenges (B.A. Seminar).
Sommersemester 2019: Comparative Regional Integration in Theory and Practice: Europe, the Americas and Asia (B.A. Seminar).
Wintersemester 2018/19: International power and domestic politics in emerging countries' IR: BRICs and MIKTA in comparison (B.A. Seminar).

Vorträge / Presentations

 

  • Societal influences on foreign aid preferences: Diverging governmental positions of South Korea and Turkey in international development cooperation. Paper presented in the section "The Domestic Politics of Global Governance and International Disruption" at the 14th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA). 13-17 September 2021, virtual.
  • Societal influences on emerging donors' development assistance preferences: A comparative analysis of Mexican and Turkish governmental positions. Paper presented at the workshop "Non-Western Agency in World Politics: Decentering practices, Actions and Perceptions" at the 8th European Workshops in International Studies (EISA). 30 June-3 July 2021, virtual.
  • Diverging positions of middle-sized emerging donors in international development cooperation: The cases of Mexico and Turkey. Paper presented in the panel "Globalization and Poverty" at the International Studies Association (ISA) 2021 Annual Convention. 6-9 April 2021, virtual.
  • Mexico’s development cooperation: The impact of material interests and societal ideas on governmental preferences. Presentation in the Conversatorio "International Cooperation of Emerging Countries: Perspectives on Foreign Policy and Forced Migration", organized by El Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora (Instituto MORA). 13 March 2020, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The role of development cooperation in migration management: Between donor interests and development concerns. Presentation in the conference "Global Refugee Protection in the Age of Securitization: A Tough Balancing Act between Rights Holders & Duty Bearers" at the International Forum on Refugee Protection & Migration Issues (IFRP). 28-29 November 2019, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
  • Emerging donors’ development policy preferences: An analysis of value-based ideas and material interests shaping the Mexican governmental position. Paper presented in the section "Multilateralism in Crisis? Challenges for Global and Regional Economic Governance" at the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA). 11-14 September 2019, Sofia University, Bulgaria.
  • Middle powers in international development cooperation: Assessing South Korea and Turkey. Paper presented in the workshop "Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda" organized by the German Development Institute/Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Network for Southern Think Tanks (NeST) for a handbook project at the margins of the 2019 Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40). 19 March 2019. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Forum shopping for rising powers in proliferation of club governance formats: The rationale for Turkey. Paper presented in the conference "The G20@10: Benefits, Limitations and the Future of Global Club Governance", organized by DIE, Chatham House, and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). 23 October 2018, Bonn, Germany.
  • A Middle Way towards Development Cooperation: Foreign Aid Discourse of South Korea and Turkey in Relation to the OECD DAC. Paper presented at the Expert Workshop “Development Cooperation for achieving the 2030 Agenda: The Way Forward”, organized by DIE at the margins of the 2018 High-Level Meeting of the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum, 23 May 2018, New York, United States.
  • Middle Powers and International Development Architecture: The Cases of Turkey and Korea. Paper presented at the workshop “New Frontiers in International Development Assistance: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Financing Sustainable Development” at the 4th European Workshops in International Studies (EISA), 7-10 June 2017, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom.

 

Förderungen / Funding

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research Foundation (DFG)
RUB Research School PLUS (DFG GSC 98/3) - PR.INT (Ph.D.) Funding
Field research grant. Project: “Mexican governmental preferences towards development policy”. 1-21 March 2020, Mexico City.
 
RUB Research School PLUS (DFG GSC 98/3) - ECR Board Funding
EISA 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. 11-14 September 2019, Sofia. 

 
RUB Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaft / RUB Faculty of Social Science
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) 1st Virtual Summer School in Methods and Techniques, Process-Tracing Methods. 3-7 August, 2020.
EISA 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. 11-14 September 2019, Sofia.


MERCUR Graduate School on Political Cohesion
ECPR 1st Virtual Summer School in Methods and Techniques, Process-Tracing Methods. 3-7 August 2020.


European International Studies Association (EISA)
4th EISA European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), travel bursary for early career researchers. 7-9 May 2017, Cardiff.


German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Travel grant (expert workshop/handbook project). 19 March 2019, Buenos Aires.
Travel grant (expert workshop). 23 May 2018, New York.


Middle East Technical University (METU)
Field Research grant. Project: “South Korean foreign aid and middle power diplomacy”. 1-14 October 2016, Seoul.    


Erasmus
Wintersemester 2015/16 an der Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Wintersemester 2013/14 an der Universität Duisburg-Essen.    


Mehmet Zorlu Studienstiftung
Stipendium via METU. September 2011 – June 2014.
Ankara Atatürk Lisesi Studienstiftung
Stipendium. September 2009 – June 2014.

Auszeichnungen / Awards


Middle East Technical University:
High Honor Student (B.Sc. Abschluss).

Gutachtertätigkeiten / Reviewer

 

RUB Research School Plus (RUB RS Plus)

Mitgliedschaften / Memberships


International Studies Association (ISA).
European International Studies Association (EISA).
ECPR Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR).
ECPR Standing Group on Interest Groups.
European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS).