Gloria Shkurti Özdemir

Researcher, Energy Studies, Istanbul
Gloria Shkurti Özdemir completed her BA in Political Science and International Relations in
Albania. She finished her Master’s studies at Sakarya University with a thesis entitled “A
Lethal Weapon That Became the Cure-All for Terrorism: Discursive Construction of the U.S.
Dronified Warfare.” She is currently a PhD candidate at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University. Her thesis focuses on the application of artificial intelligence in the military by focusing on the U.S.-China rivalry. Her main research interests include U.S. foreign policy, drone
warfare, and artificial intelligence. Currently, she is a researcher in the Energy Studies
Directorate at SETA Foundation. She also works as the assistant to the editor-in-chief of
Insight Turkey, a journal published by the SETA Foundation.