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Ekrem Mus

Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Dr. Ekrem Mus, the Jepson School's 2023-25 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.

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