Burak Giray

Burak Giray

Postdoctoral Researcher

Hertie School

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Hertie School’s Centre for International Security and a visiting researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. My postdoctoral project “Peacekeeping Dynamics and Local Support Mining and Analyzing Tweets from Conflict Countries” and my research stay in Sweden are funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Houston. My main research areas include UN interventions in conflicts, the supply-side, effectiveness and legitimacy of UN peacekeeping operations, and the durability of peace settlements.

In my dissertation, “UN Peacekeeping Operations: Conflicting Interests and Effectiveness”, I study how divergent interests of troop-providers affect the overall success of UN peacekeeping missions.


  • Peacekeeping Effectiveness
  • Supply-side of Peacekeeping
  • Legitimacy of UN Missions


  • PhD in Political Science and Government, 2022

    University of Houston, Texas/USA

  • BSc in Political Science and International Relations, 2014

    Cankaya University, Ankara/Turkey

  • BA in Translation and Interpreting Studies, 2014

    Cankaya University, Ankara/Turkey

Recent Posts

Archived Tweets using R

Interested in using archived Twitter data in R? On this page, you’ll find a tutorial on how to access archived tweets in R. To be able to access archived tweets, first we need to connect to Twitter’s APIs and have a Twitter developer account.