Neriman Cavdar - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University
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Hometown: Houston, Texas

Research Interests: Security, radical ideologies within socio-political structures

Neriman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University in 2015 majoring in Politics and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. During her time at Brandeis, she was a writer and editor for the international journal. She interned at think tanks in Turkey for two summers, where she witnessed the changing political landscape of the country. Her honors’ thesis focused on Turkey’s foreign policy vis-à-vis Iran after the Iranian revolution. She is interested in furthering her knowledge on the security dynamics within the region. She is particularly interested in understanding how certain radical ideologies are enmeshed within political and social structures, and whether the appeal of radical ideologies is connected to systemic factors, such as the tradition of authoritarianism and the lack of rule of law and democracy, or to material factors, such as poverty and education. She is Turkish by birth and a Texan at heart.