Our Speakers

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Mehmet Ozkan

PositionAssociate Professor at Turkish National Police Academy
DegreePhD (Sevilla University)

Associate Professor at Turkish National Police Academy. Educated at Istanbul University, University of Johannesburg, Linkopings University (Sweden) and hold a PhD from Sevilla University (Spain). He was a Visiting Student at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin in Colombia; a Visiting Fellow at Institute for Defense and Security Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, India and at Cairo University in Egypt. He was also a lecturer at International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, in 2012. Between 2012-2014, Dr. Ozkan worked as a Researcher at SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research in Ankara; and was Director of The International Center for Terrorism and Transnational Crime (UTSAM) at Turkish National Police Academy between 2014-2015. Currently, he is Director of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Colombia and Latin America. He has published extensively on the Middle East and African politics, and is the author of Foreign Policy After Tahrir Revolution: (Re-)Defining the Role of Egypt in the Middle East (2011): Turkey’s Involvement in Somalia: A State-Building in Progress (2014).