General Director of MUN@MEF
Professor & Chair
Aysegül Kibaroglu is professor and faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University Istanbul, Turkey. She acted as a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs in Spring 2016. Previously, she was a faculty member and the Vice Chair of the Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey.
Dr. Kibaroglu spent a post-doctoral fellowship in the International Water Law Research Institute at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her areas of research include: transboundary water politics, international water law, Turkish water policy, political geography and environmental security. Dr. Kibaroglu has published extensively on the politics of water resources with an emphasis on the Euphrates Tigris river basin including a book volume entitled Building a Regime for the Waters of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin (Kluwer Law International, 2002).
She has co-edited a volume, Water Development and Poverty Reduction, with Olcay Unver and Rajiv Gupta published by the Kluwer Academic Publishers (2003). Her latest co-edited volumes, Turkey’s Water Policy and Water Law and Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Region has been published in 2011 by Springer and in 2013 by Brill, respectively.
She has also published articles in the International Negotiation Journal, Water International, Water Policy, Journal of International Affairs, and the Global Governance. She worked as Advisor to the President of the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration from 2001 to 2003. Prof. Kibaroglu is the founding member of the EuphratesTigris Initiative for Cooperation (ETIC), which was established in May 2005.
Transboundary Water Politics,
International Water Law,
Turkish Water Policy,
Political Geography and Environmental Security
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Phone: +90 212 395 3603
Sabbatical: University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, USA, (2016)
Post-Doc: University of Dundee, Department of Law, Scotland, (2001)
Ph.D.degree: Bilkent University, Department of International Relations, Ankara, (1998)
M.A.degree: University of Reading, Graduate School of International Studies, United Kingdom, (1990)
B.Sc. degree: Ankara University, Department of International Relations, (1989)
Observer of MUN@MEF
Professor & Dean
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kibaroğlu (Ph.D., Bilkent University, International Relations Department, 1996) is currently the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University in Istanbul. He used to be the Chair of Department of International Relations at Okan University in Istanbul between September 2011 and July 2014. Prof. Kibaroğlu used to teach courses on “Arms Control & Disarmament” and “Turkish Foreign Policy” in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara from 1997 to 2011.
Prof. Kibaroğlu was a Research Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva (1995); International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow at the University of Southampton (1996); Post-doctoral Fellow at the Monterey Institute in California (1996/97); and Sabbatical Fellow at the Belfer Center of Harvard University (2004/05).
Prof. Kibaroğlu is the co-author of Global Security Watch – Turkey (2009) by Praegers in the United States, and the co-editor of Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (2010), Bioterrorism: Threats and Deterrents (2010), Responses to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism (2011), Defence Against Terrorism(2011), and Analysis and Strategies to Counter the Terrorism Threat (2011) by IOS Press in Netherlands.
He is also the author and co-author of numerous chapters in books and articles in academic journals, such as Security Dialogue, Nonproliferation Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Turkish Studies, Middle East Policy, and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.
Prof. Kibaroğlu is a Council Member of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize winner Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and he used to be the Academic Advisor of the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) between January 2006 and January 2013.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Defence Against Terrorism Review (DATR) published by COE-DAT. His research interests are Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, International Terrorism, Middle Eastern politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Turkish Foreign Policy.
Prof. Kibaroğlu speaks French and English and he is married to Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Kibaroğlu (MEF University, Department of Political Science and International Relations) and has one son.
Turkish Foreign Policy
Personal website: http://www.mustafakibaroglu.com
Phone: +90 212 395 3659
Sabbatical: Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA, (2004/2005)
Post-Doc: Monterey Institute, Monterey, California, USA (1996/1997)
Ph.D. degree: Bilkent University, Department of International Relations, Ankara (1996)
M.A. degree: Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, İstanbul (1990)
B.Sc. degree: Boğaziçi University, Department of Industrial Engineering, İstanbul (1987)
Director of MUN@MEF
Cansu Güleç has received her BA degree at Political Science and International Relations Department at Marmara University in 2010; and she completed her MA degree in 2012 as a high-honour student with her thesis "Cultural Diplomacy in Turkey's Relations with the Middle East (2002-2011)". She continues her PhD studies at Marmara University at the department of International Relations, where she began in 2012. During her undergraduate and graduate education, Cansu Güleç worked as assistant at Bahçesehir University Center of Strategic Studies and Marmara University Research Center for International Relations; and between 2012-2014 she worked as a Research Assistant at İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University at the Department of International Relations. Currently, she is writing her PhD thesis.
Foreign Policy Analysis,
Turkish Foreign Policy,
Turkish-Middle East Relations
Phone: +90 212 395 3610
Ph.D. degree: Marmara Üniversitesi, Department of International Relations, (ongoing)
M.A. degree: Marmara Üniversitesi, Department of International Relations, (2012)
B.Sc. degree: Marmara University, Department of International Relations (2010)