DR. AHMET UYSAL - Middle Eastern Studies / Ortadoğu Araştırmaları
العربي | Türkçe | English
Ahmet Uysal, Ph.D.
Director of Iranian Studies Center (IRAM),
A New Independent Research Center in Ankara
Sociologist, Professor of Middle Eastern Affairs
International Relations Department, Istanbul University, Turkey
Founder and General Coordinator of ATCOSS
The Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences since 2010
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 Iranian-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 Institute of Middle Eastern
Studies at Marmara 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, Iranian and Turkish scholars together. He has coordinated
Arap-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences in various countries and wants to
extend this academic cooperation among Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. He
follows the developments in Iran and 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/or
comments on Turkish and Middle Eastern affairs in national and international
media such as Aljazeera, Al-Arabia and BBC.