Andris BANKA

Dr. ANDRIS BANKA

Dr. Andris Banka is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations at Çağ University in Adana, Turkey. Prior to that, he completed his doctoral thesis in the United Kingdom with a focus on American drone strike policies while also teaching courses on US foreign policy. He holds advanced degrees in international relations from the United States (Florida), the Netherlands and Latvia. Dr. Banka has been a recipient of various research grants and fellowships, including NATO’s Jean Monnet Scholarship. He has published extensively in World Politics Review, Open Canada, The Diplomatic Courier, Options Politiques, New Eastern Europe and other international outlets. His scholarly interests are primarily related to the US foreign policy and security of the Baltic region.


EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, PhD, International Relations & Politics. Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2016.

VU AMSTERDAM, Master of Politics and Global Governance. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2011.

LYNN UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of International Relations. Florida, United States of America, 2009.

UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA, Bachelor of Political Science. Riga, Latvia, 2007. 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

ÇAĞ UNIVERSITY, Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, Adana, Turkey. September 2016 – Present.

SECURITY & DEFENCE AGENDA, Political Assistant, Brussels, Belgium. May – August 2012.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, Staff Assistant, Washington DC, US. March – November 2009.

HUDSON INSTITUTE, Political – Military Department, Research Intern, Washington DC, US. Dec. 2008 – March 2009.

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, First Secretary Assistant. Washington DC, US. August – Dec. 2008.


AWARDS:

Jean Monnet Scholarship, Spring Seminar on European Security, 2016.

NATO Science for Peace and Security Scholarship. Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

Global Security Young Leaders Forum (GLOBSEC), Selection Award. Bratislava, Slovakia, 2014.

University of Birmingham, Government and Society PhD Scholarship. Birmingham, UK, 2012.

VU Amsterdam, International Fellowship for Master Studies. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2011.