Ahmet Safa Hüdaverdi was born in 1996 in Edirne. In 2018, he graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Political Science and International Relations as a high honor student. Later on, in the 2018-2019 educational year, Hüdaverdi started his master’s program that involves a thesis in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Ibn Haldun University. He completed his master’s education in 2020 with his thesis titled “Revolutionary Change Versus Counter-Revolutionary Status Quo: Tracing the Reactions of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the Arab Spring.” Hüdaverdi is currently working as a research assistant at the Department of Gulf Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM). While his main area of interest is the Middle East and the Gulf region, he is also quite interested in energy security, conflict resolution, and the foreign policies of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. He has a good command of English and a basic knowledge of Arabic.