- Assist. Prof. Dr. Özüm Sezin Uzun --- UNESCO Chair Holder
Özüm Sezin Uzun is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Istanbul Aydın University. Dr. Uzun graduated from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), Department of International Relations. Then, she completed her MA degree at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California, USA), Department of International Politics, specializing on Nonproliferation. She received her PhD degree from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), Department of International Relations, writing a thesis on "Turkish-Iranian Relations in the 2000s: Rapprochement or Beyon?". Her primary research interests Middle East Politics, security studies and women's role in politics. Dr. Uzun has also been Vice Dean of Economics and Adminstrative Sciences since 2014.
- Gülgine Muhammed
- Interns (October 2016-January 2017) Dina Meshitbay, Huzaifa AlNajjar, Zuhal Amiry and Mahym Ata