Department of Political Science


Dr Behar Sadriu


Behar Sadriu is a Lecturer in International Relations and International Public Policy in the Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy at University College London (UCL). He leads the Theories of International Politics course and contributes to teaching a class on Political Violence.


He has published on a wide range of topics analysing the international politics of the post-Ottoman world and international relations theories, including debates on security, identity and foreign policy; a focus on narrative and critical approaches also characterises his work. Behar’s research has been in featured in both peer-reviewed journals and policy reports (including for the World Bank and the UK’s House of Lords).


Journal Articles


  • I lead the Theories of International Politics module at UCL and contribute to teaching on Political Violence.
  • Prospective PhD students wanting to research the politics of the post-Ottoman world (the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa) and broader developments in the Muslim world are welcome to apply.
  • I am also open to those interested in critical approaches to political science, especially language/narrative/discourse approaches.