Deniz Kuru


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Reflecting Change

Project description

Deniz Kuru is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.


International Relations, IR theory, European politics

Short biography

Deniz Kuru is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul. His research relates to International Relations as a discipline, theories of International Relations, and different aspects of European politics. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Sciences-Ankara, Deniz was granted a Fulbright scholarship for Masters studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University in Washington, DC. Later, he received his PhD degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, completing his research on International Relations discipline in Europe. During this period, he was also supported by DAAD’s research grant and the Chateaubriand fellowship.