Dr. Han is a member of the faculty of the Department of International Relations at İstanbul Kadir Has University, where he is also the advisor to the Rector and serves as a member of the board of EDAM, a leading independent think-tank. He is an adjunct faculty member of Turkish National Defense University Atatürk Strategic Research Institute and has served as the academic advisor to Armed Forces Higher Command and Control College for Joint Operations. He is a regular contributor to German Marshall Fund’s On Turkey Series.
He has been a visiting fellow in Center for Syrian Studies in University of St. Andrews, Scotland and in Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern African Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He has been awarded a Young Leaders of Europe Scholarship from the US DoS and has been a NATO/ TOLA observer in Afghanistan twice in 2005 and 2010. Dr. Han has testified before the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Dubrovnik in 2013. He is a founding member of the International Relations Council of Turkey. He is widely consulted and quoted by the international and domestic news outlets including CNN International, The Associated Press, CNBC, Al Jazeera, ITN, Deutsche Welle, ZDF, Al Arabiya, VoA, TRTWorld, The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, The Economist, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, Channel NewsAsia and PBS.
Previously, he was the director of the Research Center for Politics and International Relations at Istanbul University and Coordinator for Security Programs of TESEV and served as the International Relations Advisor for Turkish Exporters Assembly, the umbrella organization of Turkey’s exporting industries. His research interests focus on strategic and security studies, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey’s domestic politics, Middle Eastern security and politics, energy security, great power strategies and the transformation of the international system. His work has been published in international scholarly journals and as book chapters, as well as policy analysis. He has been a keynote speaker in more than a hundred international meetings and has been a participant in various second track diplomacy rounds.