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Vakur Sumer

Assoc. Prof. Vakur Sumer has received his Ph.D. on International Relations, from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is a faculty member at Department of International Relations, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Global Research Institute at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC, USA, and as a visiting scholar at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California-Davis, CA, USA. Sumer has been a researcher at Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany in 2012. He has published articles in journals such as Uluslararası İlişkiler, Water International, and Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Sumer has recently coedited a volume, Sustainable Water use and Management, published by Springer in 2015. He has also published a book from I.B. Tauris in 2016: Water and Politics in Turkey: Structural Change and EU Accession. He also has attended a number of international and national academic conferences. He served as a referee/expert for the European Commission in evaluation of numerous projects. His areas of research include water issues, transboundary rivers, environmental politics, and Turkey’s accession to the European Union. Sumer is a member of ISA (International Studies Association), Environmental Studies Section of ISA, and the International Water Association (IWA).

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