Sezai Ozcelik

Dr. Sezai Ozcelik is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Administrative and Political Science, Department of International Relations at the Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey. He had his Ph.D. at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR former ICAR), George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, the USA in 2004. His M.A. was from the International Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCR) at the American University in Washington D.C., the USA in 1998. He finished his B.A. at the Department of International Relations, Ankara University, the Faculty of Political Science in Ankara, Turkey in 1994. In 2012-2013, he worked and conducted research as a post-doc fellow at the Coventry University, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, UK. His research interests include interdisciplinary research on conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, negotiation, and urban and environmental science. He has also published about Kurdish conflict, Crimean Tatars, Islamic conflict resolution, Islamic nonviolence, preventive deployment, Caucasian conflicts, environmental regime negotiations, etc.  He has been involving some research projects including ‘“The Triangular Conflict of Russia, Ukraine, and the Crimean Tatars: Analysis of the 2014 Crimean Occupation and Annexation’ (USA: Brown Walker Press, 2016); with Soner Karagül, ‘Ukraine Crisis and Turkey’s Policy toward Crimea’ (Poland, Aslan Press, 2015); ‘Kurdish Conflict in Turkey: A Psychological Conflict Analysis’, (UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). He authored a book publication: ‘Environmental Regime Negotiations: The Influence of Power and Knowledge Factors on Negotiation Processes, Perceptions, and Outcomes’, (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011) and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters.