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Sözen received his BA from Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) in 1991. He finished his MA in International Relations at Syracuse University (New York) in 1993. He was awarded with PhD in Political Science – International Relations at University of Missouri in 1999. Previously he taught at Eastern Mediterranean University, University of Missouri, Middle East Technical University (Ankara) and University of Bahçeşehir (Istanbul). Sözen was an intern at the National Security Archive (1993, Washigton DC). Currently he is the Director of CPC (Cyprus Policy Center - http://www.cypruspolicycenter.org -). Sözen was educated on Conflict Resolution in different countries and has been instructing on Conflict Resolution in many countries. Sözen’s areas of research include Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy Analysis and Theories of International Relations. He is a member of International Studies Association (ISA) and International Association for Conflict Management (IACM).
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director of Cyprus Policy Center at Eastern Mediterranean University
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, Security
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Program Administration, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
The Cyprus Conflict: Looking Ahead (Eastern Mediterranean University Publishing, Mağusa – North Cyprus, 2008, (ISBN: 978-975-01580-1-8).
Reflections on the Cyprus Problem: A Compilation of Recent Academic Contributions (Eastern Mediterranean University Publishing, Mağusa – North Cyprus, 2007, ISBN: 978-975-01580-0-1).
“The Cyprus Conflict and the UNFICYP” in 2nd International Conference on Security: Challenges to Peace Operations in the 21st Century (Eds: Siret Hürsoy and Nesrin Ada), İzmir University of Economics Press, İzmir 2007, pp. 117-123.
“The Cyprus Impasse: And the Way Out?” in Thinking Outside the Box (Eds: Kalipso Nikolaides et al.), Oxford University Press, Oxford (2007).
“The Annan Plan: State Succession or Continuity” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 43: 125-141, Issue 1 (January 2007) (with Kudret Özersay).
“Terrorism and the Politics of Anti-Terrorism in Turkey” in National Counter-Terrorism Strategies - Legal, Institutional, and Public Policy Dimensions in the US, UK, France, Turkey and Russia (Eds: Robert W. Orttung, Andrey Makarychev), IOS Press, Washington DC 2006, pp. 155-164.
“Turkish Democratization in Light of its EU Candidate Status” in The Constitution for Europe and an Enlarging Union: Union in Diversity? (Eds: Kirstyn Inglis and Andrea Ott), Europa Law Publishing, Amsterdam, 2005, pp. 279-305.
“Turkish Cypriot Early General Elections of February 2005: The Rise of CTP/BG” South European Society & Politics, Vol. 10: 465-475, Issue 3 (Autumn 2005).
“Turkish Cypriot General Elections of December 2003: An Appraisal” South European Society & Politics, Vol. 9: 122-136, Issue 3 (2004) (with Ali Çarkoğlu).
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