2023 Doctoral Lecture: "State of Democracy & Human Rights in Turkey" will feature Wilder School alumnus Ekrem Mus (‘10 PPAD, ‘06 CJ)
"State of Democracy & Human Rights in Turkey" will feature Wilder School alumnus Ekrem Mus (‘10 PPAD, ‘06 CJ), Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar, University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He'll explore human rights, criminal justice and public policy implications in Turkey.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14 12:00-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Raleigh Building, Rm. 0001,. 1001 West Franklin Street
Lunch will be provided.
About Ekrem Mus
Dr. Ekrem Mus, the Jepson School's 2023-24 Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics, researches democratic backsliding and security governance in developing countries. A native of Turkey, he earned a doctorate in public policy and administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Prior to his appointment at the Jepson School, he was a senior research fellow at the Global Center for Security Studies, a London-based nongovernmental organization committed to promoting peace and security through a global network of experts.
For over 20 years, Mus has taught undergraduate and graduate students an array of subjects, including terrorism, cybersecurity, research methods, and policing.
He has held various leadership roles with the Turkish National Police, culminating in his appointment as a police chief across different departments. He has actively engaged in international missions with entities such as the European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations in countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.
A distinguished scholar and practitioner, Mus brings a comprehensive understanding of complex global security issues and governance dynamics to the Jepson School and the University of Richmond.
About the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series
The Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy gives students the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading scholars in a variety of fields related to public policy with a specific focus on race and social equity each year. This series, and conversations and ideas that challenge and inspire us to achieve a more just society, are more relevant and critically important than ever before.