Prof Bulent Gokay
Bulent Gokay is a professor of international relations at Keele University. He is a lecturer at Keele since 1996 from Wolfson College, Cambridge, where he had been a postdoctoral Research Fellow for the previous three years. Before coming to Keele, he taught at the Birkbeck College-London, University of North London, and at the University of Cambridge. He is the founder of the Eurasian Studies Network and co-founder of the Keele Southeast Europe Unit and the Forum for Sport in Global Politics and Society. Bulent Gokay’s recent books include The Politics of Caspian Oil by Palgrave in 2001; Eastern Europe Since 1970 by Longman in 2005 (second edition in 2006), The New American Imperialism: Bush's War on Terror and Blood for Oil, co-authored with Vassilis K. Fouskas, published by Greenwood Publishing Group in 2005; Soviet Eastern Policy and Turkey, 1920-1991 by Routledge in 2006, and Politics of Oil – A Survey, by Routledge in 2006.
Prof Talip Kucukcan
Talip Kucukcan is a Professor of Sociology and Religion at Marmara University, Istanbul; and an Advisor to the President of Higher Education Council of Turkey, Ankara. Dr. Kucukcan received a BA in Islamic Studies, Uludag University, Turkey; an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Religious Studies and Politics , University of London, and a PhD in Sociology/Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick. He works on freedom of religion, comparative secularism, state policies towards religious minorities and Muslim communities in Europe and the role of higher education in intercultural relations. His publications include Politics of Ethnicity, Identity and Religion: Turkish-Muslims in Britain, Avebury: Ashgate (1999); EuroTurks and Turkey-EU Relations: The Dutch Case, (co-authored with V. Gungor), Amsterdam: Turkevi Research Centre, 2006; Turks in Europe: Culture, Identity, Integration (co-edited with V. Gungor), Amsterdam: Turkevi Research Centre, 2009; State-Religion Relations in Europe (co-edited with Ali Kose), İstanbul: Centre for Islamic Studies, 2008 (in Turkish).