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Yavuz Akdag

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Email: yavuz1@mail.usf.edu

Bio

Yavuz Akdag is a Ph.D student in Government in the Department of School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida (USF). He received his Master`s degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida in 2017. He wrote a thesis on the Efficacy of Cyber Deterrence in Preventing a Potential Cyberwar between the United States and China using Power Transition Theory. He holds a bachelor`s degree in International Relations from Selcuk University in Konya, Turkey. During his undergraduate years, he spent a semester as a Socrates-Erasmus student studying at Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland in 2011. In 2014, he qualified for a Turkish government scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United States. Prior to starting his graduate work at USF, he spent a year studying English at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. His research interest entails international relations theory, international security, as well as cyberpolitics and cybersecurity in international relations.

Advisor

Steven Roach