- Assist. Prof. Dr. Özüm Sezin Uzun --- UNESCO Chairholder
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.
- Nazlı AKYÜZ --- Associate Director
Nazlı Akyüz is Associate Director of UNESCO Chairs in our university. She received her BA in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul Aydin University and MA in Global Political Economy from University of Sussex. Her research interests are Development, Political Economy, Environmental Studies and Social Movements. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Bahcesehir University.
- February 2018 - June 2018: AyşeGül Azğın, Verena Rösner (ERASMUS, from Germany) and Dominique Mareike Zohren (ERASMUS, from Germany)
- November 2017 - January 2018: Ayşe Gül Azğın, Najaf Akhundzada (ERASMUS, from Belarus) and Sanel Sacic (ERASMUS, from Bosnia)
- October 2016 - January 2017: Dina Meshitbay, Huzaifa AlNajjar, Zuhal Amiry and Mahym Ata