KOTA KINABALU: The International Relations program of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSK), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, recently had the pleasure of hosting a guest lecturer from Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey, Prof. Dr. Sezai Ozcelik.
According to FSSK, Ozcelik, who is attached to the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science in the Department of International Relations at Cankiri Karatekin University, was giving lectures at UMS for four days on the topic of International Conflict Resolution.
“His lectures cover a few subtopics, including Introduction to International Conflict Resolution; the Concept of International Conflict and Definition of International Conflict; and the causes of International Conflict and Conflict Mapping.
“On the last day, Ozcelik explained about conflict styles and held a questionnaire session with the International Relations students,” said FSSK in a statement here today.
Meanwhile, the students who participated in the lectures were delighted and gave positive feedback.
International Relations Club (HA15) Committee member, Ani Nazirah says the explanation and exercise from Ozcelik were fun and interactive.
“This kind of lecture is exciting and more educational. We should do this more often,” she said.
Farah Qhairana says it was fun learning something about conflict and learning about the perspectives coming from the lecturer’s country (Turkey).
Meanwhile, Syahira Syazwani says there was no time to feel boring during the lectures.
“I could not help myself focusing more and more during his interesting lectures,” she said.
For the records, Ozcelik received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Ankara University, Turkey, in 1994, and graduated with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Peace and Conflict Studies in 1998 from The American University, School of International Service, Washington D.C., United States of America (U.S.A).
His Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Conflict Analysis and Resolution was awarded by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Virginia, the U.S.A. in 2004