Leadership & Staff


The Honorary President

Ken Booth is a British international relations theorist, and the former E H Carr Professor of the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. His main research areas in the past (until the mid-1980s): strategic studies with special reference to nuclear weapons, disarmament and arms control, naval strategy, and security in Europe. Main research areas since the mid-1980s: the theory and practice of security, international relations theory, human rights, nuclear disarmament, and security in Africa. Current projects include realism and critical theory, an intellectual biography of John Herz, food and water security in Africa, the future of global security.


Director-General

Ozgur Tufekci founded the CESRAN International on 01 November 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Int’l Relations at Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey. 

He holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK and a PhD in Sociology and International Relations from Coventry University, UK.

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Deputy Director-General

Rahman Dag, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University in Turkey. 

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Executive Committee

Mark Meirowitz, Professor – SUNY Maritime College, USA

Murat Cemrek, Professor – Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey



Staff

Ekrem Ok, Staff Director | [email protected]

Ekrem OK is the Staff Director of CESRAN International. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Trade at Agri Ibrahim Cecen University in Turkey. He holds MA in International Relations from the Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He is also a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey.


Ebru BirinciResearch Director

She is Research Director at CESRAN International. Ebru Birinci is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Political Science at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She received her master’s degree from Karadeniz Technical University. She is an interview editor of the Political Reflection Magazine. Her research interests are foreign policy studies, Russian foreign policy, Russian-Israeli relations.

Email: ebru.birinci [@] cesran.org


Ruhullah Afshar, Research Fellow

He is Assistant Editor of the Political Reflection Magazine and Research Fellow at CESRAN International. He is an MA student in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University and obtained his BA degree from Karadeniz Technical University.  Currently, he is based in Poland.

Email: ruhullah.afshar [@] cesran.org


Oğuzhan Cakir, Research Fellow

He is a research fellow at CESRAN International. Oguzhan Cakir is an MA student in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University. His research interests are defence policies and technologies, the revolution in military affairs and security studies. 

Email: oguzhan.cakir [@] cesran.org


Rukiye Patan, Research Fellow

She is currently a Research Fellow at CESRAN International. She is an MA student in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey.  Her research interests are Rising Powers, Eurasianism, Russian Foreign Policy and War Studies.

Email: rukiye.patan [@] cesran.org


Desiree di Marco, Blog Editor

She graduated in Political Science and International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli in Rome and obtained a First Level Master in “Middle Eastern Studies” from ASERI (High School of Economics and International Relations, Milan). She’s achieved a diploma in Advanced International Affairs from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations. She completed two internships both at the OSCE and the United Nations in Vienna working at the Embassy of Malta and at the Permanent Mission and Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.


Tugche Veys, Blog Editor

She is one of the blog editors of CESRAN international. She studied international relations and organizations at Leiden University, and She is currently doing MA in Intelligence and National Security. She is am interested in military politics focused on the global south, civil-military relations, and military technologies.