Participants who completed the Security Academy Certificate Program successfully received their certifications.
Organized by Near East Institute and executed by Near East Institute Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Koldaş and Ercan Çitlioğlu, Advisor of Near East Institute Strategic Studies Center, the Security Academy Certificate Program hosted many significant speakers with different topics with a special focus on security and its applications.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, field experts from Cyprus and Turkey including academics, senior bureaucrats, diplomats, decision-makers and politicians participated in the Security Academy Certificate Educational Program as keynote lecturers and discussed various security issues within the context of changing, transforming and diversifying information resources and unusual threats.
The program that lasted 12 weeks provided platform for academics, experts, bureaucrats, decision-makers and diplomats to provide contribution by offering their ideas, experiences and knowledge on different aspects of security regarding economy, military, politics, environment, energy, information and cyber environment.
Throughout 12 weeks participants had ample opportunity to attend lectures and discussed thoroughly a wide range of security issues under specific topics such as security concept and theories, changes and transformations in perception of security threats, potential security-relevant threats in TRNC, international organizations and security, Security policies of UN and UN Security Council, NATO’s security policies, process analysis and intelligence, security and intelligence in the 21st century, visionary and strategic energy security, security in Middle-East associated with petroleum and natural gas supplies, energy security in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, the importance of the location of Turkey and Cyprus in terms of energy transfer, international crime and terrorist organizations, drug cartels, human trafficking and migration, mobilization of cyber power, cyber warfare, cyber security, e-government, cyber security infrastructure in TRNC, TRNC-Middle-East countries security relations, TRNC-Caucasus-Turkic Republics security relations, TRNC-Southern Cyprus- Greece security relations, TRNC-Middle East- North Africa security relations after Arab Spring, developments in Iran-Syria-Iraq and their impacts on TRNC, new alliances in the Mediterranean and their reflections on socio-economic and socio-politic security of TRNC, changes and transformations in the geopolitical importance of Cyprus/TRNC due to new geopolitics of the Mediterranean, scenarios on solution/deadlock for Cyprus problem, economic security and TRNC’s economic situation. In this context, the program brought a broad insight into regional and global security issues ranging in a wide spectrum.
Upon completing the12 week scheduled program successfully, participants were presented their certificates by NEU vice Rector Prof. Dr. Şenol Bektaş, Near East Institute Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Koldaş, Near East Institute Strategic Studies Center Chief Advisor Ercan Çitlioğlu, and Near East Institute Deputy Director Erhan Ayaz.