Görkem is a recipient of modular doctoral program grant supported by the Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
Besides his doctoral studies in the Political Science (International Relations Major and Nationalism Studies Minor) at CEU, Görkem is a full-time faculty in the European Studies Department of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), where he teaches several courses on European Politics and Society. Görkem is also part of the core faculty of the Liberal Arts Human Rights Concentration at AUCA.
Görkem received his B.A in International Relations from Cyprus International University and his M.A. in European Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University and his Mgr. in Political Science – European Politics from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.
His research interests include diaspora politics, Russian politics, political communication and public diplomacy, and human/minority rights.