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Dr. Ergün Özgür

Research Fellow

Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-147
Research project: The Impact of Multicultural Policy Implementations and Acculturation Strategies on the Adaptation of Muslim and non-Muslim Immigrants from Turkey (Humboldt-Stipendium)
Regional focus: Caucasus, Cyprus, the EU, Turkey
Dr. Ergün Özgür
Dr. Ergün Özgür

Positions

Since 08/2017
Research Fellow, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany
11/2016 - 07/2017
Research Fellow, Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Bonn, Germany
10/2015 - 10/2016
Visiting Professor, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
07/2015 - 09/2015
Freelance Trainer and Consultant, Istanbul, Turkey
09/2012 - 06/2015
Assistant Professor, Cyprus International University, Nicosia, Cyprus
11/2011 - 09/2012
Freelance Trainer and Consultant, Istanbul, Turkey
01/2004 - 09/2005
Freelance Trainer and Consultant, Istanbul, Turkey
05/1998 - 12/2003
Assistant Manager, Bnp Ak Dresdner Bank A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
12/1988 - 04/1998
Assistant Manager, Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S., Istanbul, Turkey

Education

2007 - 2011
Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour (Business Administration), Institute of Social Sciences, Marmara University, İstanbul. Thesis: The Intervening Role of Work Values Between the Personal Values and Work Engagement (Cross-cultural Research: Abkhazia - Turkey) (No. 317359).
2005 - 2007
Master in Global Politics and International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul. Project: NGOs in Abkhazia and their Contribution to the Democratization of the Country.
1989 - 1992
Master in Banking, Institute of Banking and Insurance, Marmara University, İstanbul. Thesis: Commodities Futures, Transactions and the Case of Turkey (Gelecek İşlem Borsaları, İşlemler ve Türkiye Örneği) (No. 20491)
1983 - 1988
Bachelors in Public Administration (and Political Science), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Projects: Feminist Movement in Turkey; Authoritarian Regimes: Case of Argentina.

Publications

Monographs

The North Caucasus, Histories, Diasporas and Current Challenges. Ankara: Kaf-Dav (A publication of the S.S.R.C., New York, N.Y.) (Ed.), 2009.

Book chapters and conference proceedings

“Türkiye’deki Kuzey Kafkas Diaspora Kurumları ve Lobi Faaliyetleri (The North Caucasian Diaspora Organizations in Turkey and Their Lobbying Activities)”. In M. Hacısalihoğlu (Ed.) 1864 Kafkas Tehciri: Kafkasya’da Rus Kolonizasyonu, Savaş ve Sürgün (The Caucasian Exodus of 1964: Russian Colonization of Caucasia, War and Exodus, 549-590, Istanbul: Balkar & IRCICA. ISBN: 978-975-461-508-1. 2014.

“Abhaz, Abaza, Çerkes ve Ermeni Etnik Grupları Değerler ve Kültürlenme (The Abkhaz, Abaza, Circassian and Armenian Ethnic Groups: Values and Acculturation)”. In S. Alankuş ve E. Oktay Arı (Eds.) Geçmişten Geleceğe Çerkesler: Kültür, Kimlik ve Siyaset (The Circassians from Past to Future: Culture, Identity and Politics), 379-400. Ankara: Kaf-Dav. 2014.

With Gürol, M.A. “Core Factors Influencing the Perceptions of Adolescences in Higher Education Relating to the Impact of Technological Innovations on Human Interaction”. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on IT Applications & Management, Jan 8-12, 128-137. Taipei: ITAM. 2014.

“The North Caucasian and Abkhazian Diasporas and Their Lobbying Activities. In Turkey”. In K. Vamling (Ed.) Caucasus Studies 4: Migration, Society and Language (Papers from the Conference on November 28-30, 2008), 80-87. Malmö: Malmö University. 2011.

“NGOs in Abkhazia and Their Contribution to the Democratization of the Country”. In Ergün Özgür (Ed.) The North Caucasus, Histories, Diasporas and Current Challenges, 12-21. Ankara: Kaf-Dav (A publication of the S.S.R.C., New York, N.Y.). 2009.

Journal articles

With Köprülü, N. and Reuchamps, M. Drawing Cyprus: Power-sharing, identity and expectations among the next generation in Northern Cyprus. Mediterranean Politics, 24:2, 237-259, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2017.1404720 (online publication:2017). 2019.

With Mujahed, F. and Alrub, A. A. “Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance and Satisfaction: Evidence from Northern Cyprus Universities”. In K. S. Soliman (Ed.) Innovation Management and Education Excellence Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth, 3336-3349 (Proceedings of the 27th IBIMA Conference May 4-5, Milan). 2016.

With Moyo, N.An Examination of Challenges and Opportunities behind Succession in Family Businesses in North Cyprus. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 3(4), 1-28. 2015.

With Saltson, E. Impact of Workforce Diversity on a Business Organization’s Non-financial Performance, with Moderation by Leadership Style and Perceived Organizational Support. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 3(5), 160-179. 2015.

With Moyo, Z., Dilmaç, J.A. A Dual Process Model Approach to Labor Authority Attitudes towards Homeworkers in the Zimbabwean Informal Economy: Attitude Scaling and Questionnaire Formation. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 3(4),1-19. 2015.

With Gürol, M.A. Core Factors Influencing the Perceptions of Adolescences in Higher Education Relating to the Impact of Technological Innovations on Human Interaction. Journal of Information Technology Applications & Management, 21(1), 69-84. 2014.

Yaşa Göre Değer Farklılıkları ve Siyasi Kuşak Aidiyeti (Value Differences According to Age and Political Generation Belongingness). İstanbul Üniversitesi Sosyoloji Dergisi, 26 (3), 45-76. 2012.

Genişleyen Avrupa Birliği’nin Göçmen İkilemi ve Yaşlanan İşgücü (The Immigration Dilemma of Enlarging EU & Ageing Workforce). ÖNERİ: Marmara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, 10(38), 73-85. 2012.

Non-Governmental Organizations in -De Facto- Independent Abkhazia and the North Caucasus- 1999-2006. Journal of Academic Studies, 9 (35), 19-41. 2008.

Abhazya Seçimlerinin Ardından (After the Elections in Abkhazia), Ğuaze (Rehber- Guide)–Kafkas Derneği İletişim Bülteni, 10-11. 2005.

Invited lectures and presentations

“Increased Religiosity and Authoritarianism in Turkey (Case of Academics for Peace)”. Analysing 2019 Elections in Indonesia, India, Tunisia and Turkey Elections. Humbold University, Berlin: 19 April 2019.

“The Youth: Imaging and Building the Future of Abkhazia” Round table discussion. Organized by the Caucasian Center for Strategic Studies (Kafsam, Ankara) and the Center for Strategic Studies of the Republic of Abkhazia (Sukhum) (with Prof.Dr. G. Hewitt, Prof. Dr. E. Taymaz, Dr. D.Başol). Sukhum: 2 Nov. 2018.

“Solidarity and Resistance in Turkish Academia, Freie Universitat Berlin”. Organized by Fachschaftsinitiative des Otto-Suhr-Instituts (FSI OSI) (with K. Ersoy and Z. Yılmaz) Berlin: 13 June 2018.

“Academia: With or Without Conscience? Workshop” - Barış için Akademisyenler/ Academics for Peace (BAK) (Panel), The Annual Media Studies Conference (GfM-Gesellschaft für Meidenwisselscahaft), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 4- 7 Oktober 2017.

“Rising Authoritarianism in Turkey and Repression against the Academics for Peace” – University of Bonn (Asta and Refugees Welcome Bonn e.V.), 27 June 2017.

Teaching activities

Fall 2018: Immigrant, Minorities and Backlash from Multicultural Discourse in European Countries, Masters’ Seminar, Potsdam University, Germany.

2012-2015:Cyprus International University, Cyprus (10 courses):

Undergraduate: The EU Institutions; Interpersonal and Business Communication; Organizational Behaviour

Masters’: Current World Events (+Turkish); The Caucasus in the Post-Cold War Era (+Turkish); Seminar Applied Research Methods; Management and Organization; Conflict Management and Negotiation Techniques

Ph.D.: The European Union’s Mediterranean Policy; Organizational Behaviour; Culture and Leadership

Prizes and Awards

08/2017 - 07/2020
Scholarships from Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation & Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
07/2018
Witkin-Okonji Travel Award, 24th International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, International Congress Participation: Guelph on 1-5 July
11/2016 - 07/2017
Scholarships from Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities, ‘Law as Culture’
10/2015 - 09/2016
Scholarship from TÜBİTAK, Turkey (Visiting Professor at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique (UCL)
07/2012
International Conference Participation Fellowship (Tübitak-Bideb 2224)
06/2011
International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology Regional (IACCP) - Free Summer School Participation
11/2008
International Conference Participation Fellowship (Tübitak-Bideb 2224)
1990
Turkish Bank`s `Ahmet Dallı` Banking prize- with the project group

Supervising and Mentoring Activities

Dr. Özgür supervised three Ph.D. (one for two years), seven MA and six MBA theses at Cyprus International University, Nicosia (2012-2015):

  • “An Examination of Challenges and Opportunities behind Succession in Family Businesses in North Cyprus”. Moyo, N., Ph.D. Thesis, 2015.
  • “Factors of Soft Power in Regional Processes of Central Asia”, Akhmedova, M., M.A. Thesis 2014.
  • “Impact of 2008 Financial Crisis on Cross-Border Investments: Focus on Foreign Direct Investments and the Originality of Export Credit Agencies”, Bernard, F. S., M.B.A. Thesis, 2014.

Conference and Workshop Organizations

BAK-OFF Project Workshop (32 academic participant from ten cities (from Belgium, Germany, France, Turkey), (with Dr. S. Kirmse ). ZMO- Berlin: 8-9 Dec, 2018.

Off University-Project Workshop (with Dr. J. Strutz, B. Bayraktar). Bielefeld. 8-10 June, 2018.

The Independence of Abkhazia and Prospects for the Caucasus Conference (with the Friends of Abkhazia). Istanbul: 30-31 May, 2009.

The North Caucasus, Histories, Diasporas and Current Challenges Conference (with the Circassianacademia and Dr. S. Shami). Sukhum- Abkhazia: October 30-31, 2007.

International Conference Presentations

Women and the Transregional Circulation of Knowledge, 1800-1950 Workshop (closed event), Panel on Scientific Networks (Commentator), Forum Transregionale Studien & Leibniz- Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin: 20-22 June 2019.

“Successful transitions (Plenary)”. SAR Global Conference on ‘Forum for Academic Freedom by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany: Supporting the Career Development of Researchers at Risk’. Berlin: 18-19 Marc 2019.

“Participation of Alevi Immigrants from Turkey in Germany- Rediscovery of the Belief” on Migration Policy, Asylum and Authoritarian Populism Panel. AkG Assoziation Kritische Geselschaftsforsung- Critical Research Society Association Antidemokratische Konservative /Tatung (30.11.-2.12.2018). Hamburg: 1 Dec. 2018

“Islam” in German Politics and Public Debates”. Islam ‘as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870’ Conference (Panel Chair), ZMO. Berlin: 11-12 Oct. 2018.

“The Adaption of Muslim and non-Muslim Immigrants from Turkey and Multicultural Policies in Europe (Cases: Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands)”. Turkologentag -Third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies. Bamberg: 20 Sept. 2018.

“25th Year of Abkhazia and Prospects for the Future”. 25 Years of Abkhazia: An Assessment Conference. Organized by Caucasian Center for Strategic Studies (Kafsam) and the Center for Strategic Studies of the Republic of Abkhazia. Ankara: 24 Sept. 2018.

“The Impact of Multicultural Policy Implementations and Acculturation Strategies on the Values of Muslim Immigrants from Turkey (Cases: Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands)”. 5th WOCMES Conference. Seville: 16-20 July 2018.

“Multicultural Policies in Europe and Adaptation of Immigrants (Muslim and non-Muslim) from Turkey”. The 24th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2018). Guelph- Canada: 1-5 July 2018.

“The Turkey Originated Immigrants in Europe (Alevite-Assyrians) - Avrupa’daki Türkiye Kökenli Göçmenler (Alevi ve Süryani)”. BAK- (Academics for Peace) Germany, Solidarity Academy Seminars. Berlin: 25 May 2018

“Immigrants from Turkey and their integration in Europe- Cases from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, Migration”. Borders and Urban Space, Leibniz-Institute for Research on Society and Space, Berlin: 2 June 2017.

“Empathize with Occupy Gezi: Servant - Looter Hand in Hand”. International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference. Malta: 1-5 May 2015.

“The Impact of Exodus and “Genocide” Agenda on the Relationship between Homeland(s) –Diaspora”. Sochi 2014: (Geo) Political, Economic and Social Dynamics International Conference, ULB- CEVIPOL. Belgium: 20-21 February 2014.

“150th Anniversary of the Circassian Exodus: Challenges and Opportunities”. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), METU. Ankara: 18-22 August 2014.

“Acculturation or Multiculturalism: Individual and Work Values of the Abkhazian-Abazinian, Circassian and Armenian Ethnic Groups (Abkhazia - Turkey)”. 21st International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), University of Stellenbosch. Cape Town: 17-21 July 2012.

“The Intervening Role of Work Values between the Personal Values and Work Engagement (Cross-cultural Research: Abkhazia-Turkey)”. 17. Psikoloji Kongresi (17th Congress of Psychology), Türk Psikologlar Derneği (Association of Turkish Psychologists). Istanbul: April, p.13. 2012.

“Cross-Cultural Examination of Knowledge Sharing and Communication Effectiveness on Trust and Affective Commitment”. 20th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, p.84 (with Uslu, T., Rodoplu Ş. D., Çam, M.). Istanbul: June 30 - July 3 2011

“Communicational, Techno-political and Regional Differences on Organizational Context: the Effect of Knowledge Sharing and Communication Effectiveness on Trust and Affective Commitment”. 12th European Congress of Psychology, p.734 (with Uslu, T., Rodoplu Ş. D., Çam, M.). Istanbul: July 4-8 2011.

“Regional Differences of Positive Organizational Behaviour and Psychological Ownership”. 20th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, p.60 (with Uslu, T., Rodoplu Ş. D., Gündoğdu Ş. N.). Istanbul: June 30-July 3 2011.

“Cross-Cultural and Demographical Examination of Positive Organizational Behavior and the Mediating Effect of Positive Psychology at Work and Organization”. 12th European Congress of Psychology. (with Uslu, T., Rodoplu Ş., D., Gündoğdu, Ş. N.). Istanbul: July 4-8, p.714

“The Circassian and Abkhaz-Abazinian Diaspora Organizations in Turkey”. The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) Conference, Barcelona University, p.112. Barcelona: July 19-24 2010.

“The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Regional Conference”, METU- KORA. Ankara: July 29-30 2010.

“NGOs in Abkhazia and their Contribution to Democratization of the Country”. The European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) - KORA (METU). Ankara: September 12-15 2007.

“Diaspora and the Historical Motherland. Abkhazia in the Context of the Contemporary International Relations", Conference, University of California, Irvin. Abkhazia-Sukhum: June 28-July 1 2004.

Memberships

  • ICCP- International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology Congress
  • GTOT- The Society of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
  • AkG - Assoziation für kritische Gesellschaftsforschung
  • METU- Alumni

Languages

  • Turkish (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (A2)
  • Russian (A2)