Aylin Unver Noi

Senior Fellow
Mediterranean Basin, Middle East, and Gulf Initiative

Aylin Ünver Noi is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Istinye University in Istanbul. She is also a member of the Mediterranean Citizens Assembly Foundation Governing Board and Advisory Council.

Ünver Noiwas a visiting fellow (2014-2015) and non-resident Senior Fellow (2015-2018) at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at  Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Ünver Noi was also affiliated with the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation  in Brussels as an Associate Researcher. She taught courses on international politics at the European Union Institute (a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) at Istanbul’s Marmara University from 2015-2017.Bilkent University in Ankara, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the European Union Institute from Marmara University. She is the author of the books Avrupa’da Yükselen Milliyetcilik- The Rise of Nationalism in Europe (IQ yayincilik, 2007) and The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative: Competing or Complementary Projects? (University Press of America, 2011) as well as several scholarly articles and chapters published in journals and edited book volumes. She is the editor of the book Islam and Democracy: Perspectives on the Arab Spring (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), and with Sasha Toperich she is the co-editor of Challenges of Democracy in the European Union and Its Neighbors (SAIS/CTR, 2016) and Turkey and Transatlantic Relations (SAIS/CTR, 2017). She is the co-editor of Turkey in the North Atlantic Marketplace (SAIS/CTR, 2018) with Daniel S. Hamilton and Serdar Altay. Ünver Noi had a blog with the Huffington Post from 2014-2018. She has written op-eds for Anadolu Agency since 2017. She regularly appears on TV channels. Outside of academia, Ünver Noithe Commercial Coordinator at DHL Worldwide Express from 1996-1999.