Areas of Expertise:
• The Mediterranean Basin
• European Union
Aylin Ünver Noi is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is member of the Board and Advisory Council of the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation-FACM, Valencia. She is an Associate Researcher at the European Institute for Research on the Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation – MEDEA in Brussels. Ünver Noi is an Associate Professor and Head of International Relations department at Istinye University since May 2017.
She teaches “International Politics of the European Union I-II” courses at the European Union Institute (a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence), Marmara University, Istanbul since 2015. She was the Director of European Union Application and Research Center (2015-2016) and assistant professor at International Relations department (2011-2016), Istanbul Gedik University.
She holds a BA from the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Department of European Union Politics and International Relations, European Union Institute, Marmara University, Istanbul. She is the author of the books “Avrupa’da Yükselen Milliyetcilik- The Rise of Nationalism in Europe” (2007) and “The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative: Competing or Complementary Projects?” (2011) as well as several scholarly articles and chapters published in journals and edited books. She is also editor of the book “Islam and Democracy: Perspectives on the Arab Spring” (2013) and with Sasha Toperich she is co-editor of the book “Challenges of Democracy in the European Union and Its Neighbors” (2016, Johns Hopkins University SAIS-CTR). Ünver Noi has a blog with the Huffington Post.