Dr Filiz Katman holds a BS in Economics (in English) from Istanbul University, Turkey, an MA in Political Science and International Relations (in English) from Marmara University, Turkey, and a PhD in International Security and Terrorism from the Turkish Military Academy. She holds certificates from the Oxford University Pembroke College Changing Character of War Programme, the Yale University Program on War, Conflict and Order, NATO International School, and the NATO Centre of Excellence on Defence Against Terrorism.
Currently, Filiz is Executive Board President at the Energy Politics and Markets Research Centre (EPPAM), a position she has held since 2010, when she became the founder of the first research centre on energy politics in Turkey; Editor-in-Chief at EPPAM Policy Brief, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations (in English) at Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK, and a peer reviewer for the university's Journal of Terrorism Research..
Filiz is the recipient of several awards and scholarships in both the domestic and international arenas, and has published several articles and books on terrorism, security, political violence, cyber threats, energy policy, energy security, Kurdish politics, Syria and NATO.
She is regularly consulted by BBC World News due to her expertise, and is a member of various specialist organisations including TUBITAK Academic Research Funds (as Observatory Panelist), TOBB (the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey), the Istanbul Women Entrepreneurs Council, the Executive Board of the Energy Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board-DEIK, and Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Foreign Energy Investors Council.