Huseyn Aliyev has recently graduated from Vienna/Ghent Universities with a double MA Global Studies degree. Before that, he obtained a Bachelor degree from International Relations in his home country— Azerbaijan. He defended his master dissertation on “The Palestine Question under British eyes: People, Paradigms and Policymaking (1917-1939)” at Ghent University in August 2019. The research carried out for his master project provided a unique historical British perspective on the Zionist settler-colonial project within the global configurations of knowledge and power relations of the interwar years.
During his education years, Huseyn has been part of different summer schools, conferences, think tanks and internship programs in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Austria and Germany. His main interests include the Middle East region, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and securitisation theory.
At UNU-CRIS, he will be part of The Role of Regions in Global Governance research group. He is planning to study the so-called Palestine question in the future security constellation of the Middle East. He will be working under the supervision of Luc Soete, Director ad Interim, and Andrew Dunn.