Aysegul Keskin Zeren is an instructor at the Center for Applied Conflict Management, teaching â€œIntroduction to Conflict Managementâ€ and â€œReconciliation vs. Revenge: Transitional Justiceâ€ courses. Her doctoral dissertation in Political Science at Kent State University focuses on transitional justice in Iraq. Aysegul was awarded a research grant from the Kent State University Graduate Student Senate for her dissertation, â€œIraqâ€™s de-Baâ€™athification: Analyzing the Degrees to which the Implemented Policy Reflected the Particular Rationales.â€ In 2006, she worked as a project associate at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) on â€œComing to Terms: From a Local Participatory Model to Help Solve Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Problems towards a Culture of Empathetic Dialogue.â€ Aysegul also served as a facilitator in the 6th Annual Meeting of Turkeyâ€™s European Union Observatory.
Ph.D. Political Science, Kent State University (Degree Expected 2013)
M.A. Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabanci University, 2007
B.A. International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University, 2005
â€œWhose Truth, Whose Justice? Religious and Cultural Traditions in Transitional Justice,â€ Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Fall 2010 (with Landon E. Hancock).
â€œReconciliation Dilemmas in Post-Baâ€™athist Iraq: Truth Commissions, Media and Ethno-sectarian Conflictsâ€ with Ibrahim Al-Marashi, in The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East, Suna Haugbolle and Anders Hastrup, editors. Routledge, 2008.
â€œReconciliation Dilemmas in Post-Baâ€™athist Iraq: Truth Commissions, Media and Ethno-sectarian Conflicts,â€ Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 13, No.2, 2008 (with Ibrahim Al-Marashi).
Book review of "Deliberative Freedom: Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory," State University of New York Press, Christian F. Rostboll, Contemporary Political Theory, Vol. 9, 2010.
Book review of â€œMaking Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparation Politics,â€ Harvard University Press, John C. Torpey, International Journal on World Peace, Vol.25, No.1, 2008.
â€œAttitudes towards Reconciliation in Iraq,â€ at Congress 2008, Vancouver, BC, June 5, 2008.
â€œDe-Baâ€™athification: An Analysis of Existing Lustration Framework,â€ at the International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 15, 2009.
â€œCivil Religions in the US and Turkey: The Role of Leaders,â€ with Amber Thorne Hamilton, at the International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 15, 2009.
"Security Dilemma or Symbolic Politics: Examining Iraqâ€™s Ethnic Conflict,â€ at the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 17, 2010.
Will be teaching in Spring 2014