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Vision Statement

I am Professor of Peacebuilding and Co-Director of Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. I have nearly 20 years field research experience in the politics of humanitarian interventions, conflict prevention, disaster response, security sector reform, reintegration of former combatants and post-conflict state building. My expertise spans some of the most unstable regions across the globe including Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, El Salvador, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Turkey.

Biography

With practical and academic experience of nearly 20 years in conflict and peace studies, Professor Özerdem has engaged in the development and implementation of strategy, policy making and evaluation in the areas of humanitarianism and post-conflict reconstruction. He has extensive experience in researching, advising, teaching, and publishing in the politics of humanitarian interventions, role of faith in conflict prevention, youth in peacebuilding, rising powers in peace and conflict, disaster management, security sector reform (SSR), reintegration of former combatants and post-conflict state building.

Professor Ozerdem teaches methods of conflict and political analysis in a wide range of operational environments in the context of war-to-peace transition. Also, the analysis of the challenges faced in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace building processes, and approaches for designing effective post-conflict reconstruction responses through tailor-made policies and strategies. He has taught as guest professor at a number of universities in Austria, India, Italy, Norway, Thailand, Turkey and the UK and has supervised over 15 PhD/MPhil and 100 MA theses.

Professor Ozerdem has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals and is author/editor of a number of key publications in peace and conflict studies. He is also President of Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN) and edits the online, open access Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS).

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Research Output 2000 2019

peace process
Fluids
compromise

Ethnic minorities and sustainable refugee return and reintegration in Kosovo

Ozerdem, A. & Payne, L., 2019, In : Conflict, Security and Development. 19, 4, p. 403-425 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reintegration
Kosovo
national minority
refugee
sustainability

Happiness as a measurement and goal of peacebuilding

Ozerdem, A., 15 May 2019, In : Global Change, Peace & Security. 31, 3, p. 303-322 20 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

happiness
peace
goal in life
Yugoslavia
autonomy

The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics

Ozerdem, A. & Whiting, M., 9 Apr 2019, Routledge. 528 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Turkey
politics
international security
political culture
history

Turkey as an emerging global humanitarian and peacebuilding actor

Ozerdem, A., 9 Apr 2019, The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics. Özerdem, A. & Whiting, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 470-480 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Turkey
Somalia
Central Asia
Southeastern Europe
Middle East

Activities 1997 2015

  • 14 Participation in conference

Istanbul Human Security Conference

Alpaslan Ozerdem (Organising Committee)
20 Oct 201521 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Global Peace Workshop

Alpaslan Ozerdem (Organising Committee)
29 Jun 20153 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Global Peace Workshop

Alpaslan Ozerdem (Organising Committee)
23 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Istanbul Human Security Conference

Alpaslan Ozerdem (Organising Committee)
23 Oct 201424 Oct 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Studies Association Conference

Alpaslan Ozerdem (Speaker)
17 Feb 201020 Feb 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Prizes

Professor Extraordinary in Politics

Alpaslan Ozerdem (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Honorary degree