Alan Zebek is a PhD Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a recipient of the “Forschungsstipendien für Doktoranden” from DAAD, and since October 2023, a visiting PhD Fellow at the IFSH’s Centre for OSCE Research (CORE). Alan studied political science and international affairs, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from The New School University in New York, and an M.A. in Global Governance and Human Security from UMAss Boston (UMB). As a researcher, Alan worked with the New School’s Forging Resilient Social Contracts project, Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly (hCa) in Istanbul, and Center for Governance and Sustainability and Applied Ethics Center at UMass Boston, and SIPRI’s European Security Programme. He was also a teaching assistant at both the New School and UMB.
Alan Zebek has a prior experience in socio-economic and security developments in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet Eurasia in the context of great power competition. His primary focus is on security aspects of global energy governance and international organizations. Alan Zebek is currently working on his dissertation that investigates the politics around the OSCE’s energy security mandate. Other research interests include propaganda and East European ethnonationalism.