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Burhanettin Duran is a professor of
Political Science. He studied at Boğaziçi University, the Department of
Political Science and International Relations before receiving his M.A. and
Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University in
Turkey. In addition to working as a Research Assistant at Bilkent University
and Sakarya University, Dr. Duran has taught at the Department of International
Relations at Sakarya University. He was a visiting scholar at Center for
Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University (2010-2011). He became
associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2013. He is currently the
chair of the Department of International Relations at İstanbul Şehir
University. His research interests include Islamism, Turkish political life,
the history of Turkish-Islamic political thought and Turkish foreign policy. He
has taught courses on Islam and Politics in the Middle East, Islamism, Turkish
Political Life, History of Turkish-Islamic Thought, Political Science, Turkish
Foreign Policy and Globalization.
Dr. Duran is the co-editor of Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri I-II (Nobel,
2004, 2010), Dönüşüm Sürecindeki Türkiye
(Alfa, 2007), Ortadoğu Yıllığı 2008
(Küre, 2009) and Türk Dış Politikası
Yıllığı 2009, 2010 and 2011 (SETA).
His articles have appeared in Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Muslim
Minority Affairs, Journal of Balkans and Near Eastern Studies, Insight Turkey,
the Muslim World, EuroAgenda, Liberal Düşünce, Bilgi, Sivil Toplum. He has
contributed to several edited books.
Received her B.A degree from London University and Ph.d. from Ankara University. Prof. Cizre taught as the “Ertegün Visiting Professor in Turkish Studies” in Princeton University and held research positions at European University Institute in Florence, Princeton University and Binghamton University SUNY. Her primary research interests cover democracy problems, civil-military relations, democratic governance of security sector, nationalist and right-wing politics in Turkey.
Ahmet OKUMUŞ email@example.com
Ahmet Okumuş completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University (1999). He obtained his M.A. degree from the Department of International Relations at Fatih University with his thesis entitled “Impact of Historical Imagination on Foreign Policy: the Russian Case” (2001). He is currently finishing his PhD thesis entitled “Reconciliation Freedom and Virtue in Contemporary Political Philosophy” at the Program of Political Science at Sabancı University under the advisorship of Şerif Mardin and Fred Dallmayr. Okumuş gives courses such as The Politics of New Aristotelianism, Modern Political Thought, Historical Imagination and International Relations, Humanities and Society. His writing has been published in journals and collections such as Küresel Güçler, Euro Agenda Avrupa Günlüğü, Divan, Sivil Toplum Aydınlar ve Demokrasi, Brown Journal of World Affairs and Bülten.
Hasan KÖSEBALABAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Hasan Kösebalaban obtained his BA degree in Political Science at the International Islamic University, Malaysia (1995), and his MA degree in International Relations at the International University of Japan (1997) and his Ph. D. degree in Political Science at the University of Utah (2006). Also, he conducted post-graduate research at the University of Tübingen, Germany (1998). He offered courses on comparative politics, international relations, Middle East and East Asian political systems, globalization and Turkish politics at the University of Utah (2001-2005), Mississippi State University (2005-2006), Michigan State University (2006-2008), and Lake Forest College (2008-2011).
Kösebalaban authored Güneydoğu Asya’da Islam ve Siyaset (Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia; Istanbul: İlke Yayıncılık, 1997) and Turkish Foreign Policy: Islam, Nationalism and Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). In addition, he co-edited Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia (Lynne Rienner, 2008), which was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice magazine in 2009. His articles and reviews appeared in various academic journals including Insight Turkey, World Affairs, Middle East Politics, Mediterranean Quarterly, Critical Middle Eastern Studies, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Journal, and Contemporary Islam. Besides he contributed entries to The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.
Mehmet Akif KAYAPINAR email@example.com
Kayapınar is a graduate of Boğaziçi University Department of Political Science and International Relations (1999). He completed his M.A. at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in the areas of International Relations and International Economic Theory (2004) and his Ph.D. at SUNY Binghamton University Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Program (2010), with his dissertation entitled “The Theory of Asabiya in Comparison with the Social Contract Approach: An Interpretive Study in Comparative Political Theory.” He has published articles on International Relations Theory and the political theory of Ibn Haldun. His areas of concentration are comparative political theory, the historical sociology of international relations and Turkish politics. His articles have appeared in journals such as Asian Journal of Social Science, Divan and İslam Araştırmaları Dergisi.
Muzaffer ŞENEL firstname.lastname@example.org
Muzaffer Şenel completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of International Relations of Near Eastern University, Lefkoşa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with scholarship. He continued his master’s studies at the same department. He obtained his M.A. degree from the Department of European Union Politics and International Relations at Marmara University European Community Institute with his thesis entitled “European Union Politics towards the Middle East since 1980.” He worked as a research assistant at Kocaeli University Department of International Relations (2000-2002) and Marmara University, Department of Political Science and International Relations (2002-2010). With EUROMESCO, TÜBİTAK and Regional Jean Monnet scholarships he worked as a visiting researcher at Teleki Lázsló Institute (Hungarian Institute of International Affairs) Foreign Policy Research Center in Budapest, Hungary; The Center for European Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University.
Şenel has written articles on the European Union, Turkish Foreign Policy and Cyprus in the semi-journal Anlayış and has articles published in various books and journals. His areas of research are the security-identity-order relationship, Turkish foreign policy, Cyprus, European Union politics and international relations, the Middle East policy of the European Union and neighboor politics. Şenel has a documentary film on “forgetten Heritage: Waqf/Foundations of Cyprus and edited two books: With Sadık Ünay, (Ed.), he has published a book entitled Global Orders and Civilizations: Perspectives from History, Philosophy and International Relations (Nova Science Publications, New York, 2009); With Mesut Özcan (ed.), Modernite ve Dünya Düzen(ler)i/Modernity and World Order(s), (Klasik Yayınları, Istanbul, 2010). Şenel is a member of the International Relations Council of Turkey, World History Association, The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), The Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) and the one of the Independent External Specialist Referees established for Turkish National Agency EU Youth Projects.
Talha KÖSE email@example.com
Talha Köse completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University (2000). He completed his M.A. at the Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program of Sabancı University (2002). He obtained his Ph.D. degree at George Mason University (USA) Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) with his dissertation entitled “Re-Negotiating Alevi Identity: Values, Emotions and the Contending Visions on Future” (2010). He has taught at George Mason University (USA) and the University of Maastricht (Holland) as a visiting professor. He worked as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington DC) in 2008, and as a researcher at George Mason University Center for Global Islamic Studies (January-May 2010).
His research areas include Conflict Analysis and Resolution, mediation, reconciliation processes and international conflicts and Alevi identity. He has published a book entitled İran Nükleer Programı ve Orta Doğu Siyaseti / Güç Dengeleri Ve Diplomasinin İmkanları (The Iranian Nuclear Program and Middle Eastern Politics / Power Balance and Diplomacy Opportunities, November 2008, SETA Yayınları). He has also contributed articles to the edited books. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as İnsan Hakları Araştırmaları, Akademik Ortadoğu and Insight Turkey.
Vügar İMANBEYLİ firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Azerbaijan, Imanov graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in History, from Boğaziçi University with an MA in History and from Marmara University with a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations. His published titles include Avrasyacılık: Rusya’nın Kimlik Arayışı // Eurasianism: Russia’s Search for an Identity (Istanbul, 2008); Azerbaycan-Osmanlı İlişkileri 1918 // Azerbaijani-Ottoman Relations 1918 (Istanbul, 2006) and Ali Merdan Topçubaşı (1865-1934): Lider Bir Aydın ve Bağımsız Azerbaycan Cumhuriyeti’nin Temsili // Ali Merdan Topcubasi (1865-1934): A Leading Intellectual and Representation of Independent Republic of Azerbaijan (Istanbul, 2003). He also has many translations from Russian (e.g. Aleksandr Dugin, Rus Jeopolitiği: Avrasyacı Yaklaşım // Russian Geopolitics: Eurasian Approach, 6th ed., Istanbul, 2010; Nikolay Trubetskoy, Avrupa ve Beşeriyet // Europe and Mankind, Istanbul, 2011). His academic interests cover regional studies, especially history, politics, culture, foreign policy making/thought as well as social transformation in the former Soviet countries (which are also known as Eurasia). Nowadays he focuses on Russian foreign policy, Turkish-Russian relations and Eurasian dimension of Turkish foreign policy. Imanov joined Istanbul Şehir University during its formation years and is currently a faculty member of the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS
Ali Resul USUL
Compeleted his undergraduate degree at the department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. Holds an M.A. degree in the Political Science from the Bilkent University, and PhD degrees from the University of Essex and the Bilkent University. His published works include Democracy in Turkey: The Impact of EU Political Conditionality (Routledge, 2010), and various articles and book chapters on topics of European Union, democracy, democratization, international relations, international human rights, and Turkish foreign policy.
Received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Boğaziçi University in 1980. He completed his M.A. and PhD degrees at the Boğaziçi University Graduate School of Social Sciences. He worked for various media institutions, private firms, and public organizations. His published books include Birinci Meclis'te Muhalefet: İkinci Grup (1994), Ali Şükrü Bey'in Tan Gazetesi (1996), İlk Meclis'in Vekilleri: Milli Mücadele Döneminde Seçimler (2010), İsmet İnönü/Defterler (1919-1973) (2001), Nihat Erim/Günlükler (1925-1979) (2005).
He graduated from the sociology department of
the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He received his master’s and
doctoral degrees in sociology from Southern Illinois University, USA and
completed his post-doctoral research in the American University in Cairo,
Egypt. Dr. Uysal thaught several courses in the international relations
department of the Eskisehir Osmangazi University. His areas of interest is
Middle Eastern affairs with a special focus on Turkish-Arab relations. Dr.
Uysal founded the Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences (ATCOSS) and conducts
several academic projects about Middle Eastern affairs and Turkish-Arap
relations. He speaks English, Arabic and French. He published several works on
social and political changes in Turkey and the Arab World.
Graduated from the department of Public Administration at the Middle Eastern Technical University.Holds an M.A. degree of Middle Eastern Studies from Durham University, and a Phd degree of Public Administration from the University of Liverpool. He taught at Kocaeli University, and İstanbul Medeniyet University. His research interests include new trends in public administration, new administration philosophy and techniques, strategic management, and state and administration in the Middle East.
Received his BA in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University in 2000 his MA in 2002 from the same institution. Defended his dissertation at Boğaziçi University Atatürk Institute in 2007. Studied at Oxford University, St. Antony’s College on the Jean Monnet Master Scholarship in 2005-2006.
He worked as a research assistant at Beykent University between 2000-2005. Özcan was a visiting scholar at Kuwait University, Department of Political Science in 2009. Worked at Istanbul Ticaret University, Department of International Relations as Assistant Professor between 2007 and 2011. Dr. Özcan joined SAM of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as deputy chairman in September 2011. He is also an advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Has three books, Sorunlu Miras Irak (Istanbul: Küre, 2003) and Harmonizing Foreign Policy: Turkey, the EU and the Middle East (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), Medeniyetler ve Dünya Düzen(ler)i, Mesut Özcan ve Muzaffer Şenel (ed), (Istanbul: Klasik, 2010). He published articles and book chapters on Turkish Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Politics and Iraq. Serves in the editorial boards of Insight Turkey, Divan and Perceptions.Sadık ÜNAY
He holds a Ph.D. in Government and an M.A. (Econ.) in International Political Economy, both from University of Manchester, Department of Government, UK. Dr. Ünay has been focusing on Turkish foreign policy, international political economy and development. His articles have appeared in Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Estudios Politicos, Insight Turkey, Perceptions, İstanbul SBF Dergisi, Divan, and Avrasya Etüdleri. He is also the author of “Neoliberal Globalization and Institutional Reform: The Political Economy of Development Planning” (2006), and "Kalkınmacı Modernlik: Küresel Ekonomi Politik ve Türkiye" (2013).