Mercyhurst University

Musa Tuzuner, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of Intelligence Studies

CAE 303

(814) 824-3336

Dr. Musa Tuzuner is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Intelligence Studies. Dr. Tuzuner is the former Founding Director of Intelligence Studies Research Center and Master Program for Intelligence Studies at the Police Academy in Turkey. During his career in intelligence, he took leading position in planning and carrying out counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. Furthermore, he has participated in UN Peacekeeping Operations in Kosovo. His area of research interests includes Governmental failure, international event data developments, conflict early warning, and intelligence theory. Dr. Tuzuner published on Journal of Peace Research, Review of International Law & Politics, and All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace. He is the author of “Intelligence Cooperation Practices in the 21st Century: Towards a Culture of Sharing (IOS Press, 2010).

Degrees

  • B.A., Turkish Police Academy
  • B.B.A., Gazi University, Turkey
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • Ph.D., Kent State University (with ‘Dissertation Award’)

Courses Taught

  • Intelligence
  • Theories of Intelligence
  • International Terrorism
  • Turkish Foreign Policy and Security
  • Introduction to Intelligence Studies
  • Intelligence and National Security

Selected Projects

  • “Turkish Foreign Affairs Event Data (TFAED) Project”, Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, Principle Investigator (Ongoing)
  • “Democratic Values and Intelligence Practices”,The Institution Building Unit of Directorate General Enlargement of the European Commission (TAIEX), Principle Investigator, (2010)
  • “United States’ International Intelligence Behavior-USIIB Project”,   Kent State University, Principle Investigator, (2007)
  • “Intelligence Practices”,Science for Peace and Security Program, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO, Principle Investigator, (2006)