Philipp O. Amour is Assistant Professor of International Relations (IR) and Middle East Studies (MES) at Sakarya University’s Middle East Institute.
Dr. Philipp Amour is a historian and political scientist. He specializes in the contemporary history and politics of the Middle East, and Switzerland. His contribution owes a great deal to his interdisciplinary education. He studied Islamic Studies (University of Bern), Contemporary History, and Political Science (University of Fribourg), where he received his MA in 2006. He holds a Doctorate from the University of Fribourg in Contemporary History (doctor of philosophy).
Due to his interdisciplinary education, he has research interests across a broad spectrum of politics, security, and international relations. His particular areas of expertise are comparative politics of the Middle East, security system of the Gulf region, conflict, strategy, and negotiation (particularly Israel/Palestine), and Swiss-Middle Eastern relations.
Dr. Philipp O. Amour was a visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford between 2011-2012. He has taught at the University of Oxford, and at Boğaziçi University. Previously, he has taught at the University of Bern, and at Birzeit University.