DR. AHMET UYSAL - Middle Eastern Studies / Ortadoğu Araştırmaları
العربي | Türkçe | English
Ahmet Uysal, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)
An Independent Think-Tank in Ankara
Former Director and Founder of Iranian Studies Center (IRAM),
A New Research Center in Ankara
Sociologist, Professor of Middle Eastern Affairs
International Relations Department, Istanbul University, Turkey
Founder and Former Director of MESACC
Middle Eastern Studies and Cooperation Center, Eksişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey (2011-13).
Dr. Ahmet Uysal is is a political sociologist interested in
studying in Arab Affairs and Arab-Turkish relations. Dr. Uysal graduated from the Middle
Technical University's sociology department. He received his master's and
doctoral degrees in the Southern Illinois University, USA. He taught in the
sociology department of Dumlupinar University (2005-2009) and in the
international relations department of the Eskişehir Osmangazi University
(2009-2013). He founded and directed the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at
the same university (2011) before moving to the Istanbul University, Istanbul.
Dr. Uysal lived in Egypt just before the Revolution and has
recently published a book on Turkey's Image
before and after the Revolution in Egypt. Dr. Ahmet Uysal began to work on
the idea of bringing Arab and Turkish scholars together to bolster mutual understanding. He has coordinated several Arap-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences in various countries and wants to
extend this academic cooperation among Turkey and the Arab world. He
follows the developments in the Arab world and works to improve
understanding and cooperation on academic and social levels. Along with his
native Turkish, he speaks English, Arabic and some French. He writes and comments on Turkish and Middle Eastern affairs in national and international
media such as Aljazeera, Al-Arabia and BBC.