Robert Bosch Fellowship at EDAM’s Cyber Policy Program

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Application Deadline- June 15, 2018

As Turkey’s leading security and public policy think tank, EDAM is launching a research program focusing on cyber issues. The research program will seek to contribute to the global debate through the Turkish perspective and experience on cyber security issues. Boasting a young and vibrant population of almost 80 million, along with a rapid increase in internet access and smartphone use, Turkey is one of the most important case studies related to how
developing democracies handle topics such as internet freedom, online citizenship, cyber security, and data confidentiality.

The Fellowship will cover a one-year affiliation with EDAM. As part of the Fellowship, the expert will be based in University of Oxford, UK for 6 months working at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). The first term of the fellowship program will primarily focus on social media network analysis and its implications for public policy. The rest of the
Fellowship will be at EDAM where fellows will be asked to write three policy papers that build on the acquired know-how on social media network analysis. The papers are set to cover subjects like analysis and effectiveness of state-led counter radicalization strategies, as well as the social media network analysis, the Turkish Diaspora and the Russia-led disinformation campaigns. The aim is to develop a good understanding of the most recent and advanced debates in how state-society relations interact in the social media space by taking a close look at how the evolving technology for social media network analysis creates new policy options with operational consequences for government actors.


Candidates for the Robert Bosch Cyber Policy Fellowship will be chosen among young and promising academics that have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields and want to enrich this specialization within the international relations, security, intelligence and global politics context of cyber debates. Ideal candidates have recently earned their Ph.D. or are in the earlier phases of their careers with a proven interest in international relations, NATO policies and/or security/intelligence studies with an interest in how these policy areas are affected by and in turn, affect, cyber politics, data policy and the Internet. Midlevel career candidates will also be considered. All candidates should have excellent English skills.

Please send your completed application form by email to the Program Coordinator, Ms. Gökçe Uçar at gucar@edam.org.tr.

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