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Dr. Muhamed Ali Associate Professor Academic RankVisiting Associate Professor

Specialization:

  • Turkish Studies - Middle Eastern Studies and Ethnology in Europe - Legal systems

Research Interests:

  • Foreign Policy - International Human Rights - Russia in IR - Introduction to IR - Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Balkans - Conflict Resolution and Foreign Policy - Conflict and Peace Studies in the Balkans - Islamic law - Philosophy of Islamic law - Contemporary issues in the Balkans - Legal systems - Constitutional law - Environmental law - History of Islamic law - International Law - Contemporary political thought - Law and ethics - Islam and Politics in South East Europe - Intercultural Communications - New Media and Education

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2009-2012; PhD degree in Political Science, College of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University”, Skopje, North Macedonia PhD thesis: “Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East, the Balkans and European Union in the beginning of the 21st century through the prism of Turkish-American relations” - 2007-2009; MA degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, College of Public Administration and Political Sciences, South East European University, North Macedonia MA Thesis: “Impacts of the Strategic Depth Doctrine in Turkey’s Foreign Policy towards the Middle East” - 2001-2006; BA in Islamic Law & Philosophy of Islamic Law, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait
- 2020- present - University of Sharjah, UAE Visiting Associate Professor Doctor in the field of International Relations - 2018- 2020 - Mother Teresa University, Skopje, North Macedonia, Associate Professor Doctor in the field of Middle Eastern Studies and Ethnology in Europe - 2018- 2019 - International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia - 2014-2018 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Assistant Professor Doctor in Political Sciences and Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Assistant Professor Doctor in Legal Systems, Faculty of Law - 2013-2014 College of Islamic Sciences, Skopje, North Macedonia, Assistant Professor Doctor in Islamic Law & Philosophy of Islamic Law - 2010-2012 College of Islamic Sciences, Skopje, North Macedonia, Lecturer in Islamic Law & Philosophy of Islamic Law - 2016 - Anadolu University, Turkey, Erasmus + Visiting Professor - 2016 - College of Islamic Studies, Kosovo, Visiting Professor - 2012- MIT University- Skopje, North Macedonia, Visiting Lecturer in Law
- 2014- 2018 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Permanent member of the Strategic Management Body of IUS - 2014- 2018 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Coordinator of Scholarship Exams - 2015- 2018 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Member of the Committee of Balkan Studies Center - 2015- 2018 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faculty Council Member, Faculty of Law - 2016-2017 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rector’s Representative - 2016-2017 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Special Advisor to the Rector - 2015-2017 Deputy Coordinator for organizing and monitoring the exams of Anadolu University, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2016 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Member of the General Committee for Monitoring of the Examination Procedures at IUS - 2014- 2016 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vice – Rector for General Affairs - 2014- 2016 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, University Senate Member - 2015 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law - 2014 International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Chairman of the committee for preparation Study Programmes’ Self Evaluation Report - 2010-2014 College of Islamic Sciences, Skopje, North Macedonia, College Council Member - 2009-2010 Associate Manager in Student Campus, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
Member of the international scientific committee, II International Symposium on Sociology of Religion, Ankara, Turkey, September, 2020 Member of the international scientific committee, International Symposium on Sociology of Religion, Aksaray University, May, 2018. Member of the international scientific committee, International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, May, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2018. Member of Honor Committee, IUS Graduate Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22 April, 2016. Member of the international scientific and organization committee, International Vocational Symposium, 18-20 May, Sarajevo, 2017. Member of the international scientific committee, 3rd International Congress on Social - and Economic Sciences (ICSES), Athens, Greece, 15 - 19 November, 2017. Member of the international scientific committee, 3rd International Congress on Political, Economic and Management Sciences (ICPEMS), Belgrade, Serbia 08 - 12 November 2017. Member of the international scientific committee, International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, May, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2017. Member of Scientific and Program Committee ICSSH 2016, “Challenges: from Diversity to Synergy”, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia. 13-15 May 2016 Chair of International Scientific Conference, “X. European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 19-22 May, 2016. Member of the advisory board, International Graduate Conference, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 21-22 May 2015. Member of the international scientific and organization committee, International Conference on “Turkey and the Balkans “, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15-17 May, 2015. Member of the international scientific and organization committee, International Research Congress on Social Sciences, “, International University of Sarajevo, & Pamukkale University, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2-6 May 2015. Member of the international scientific and organization committee, International Conference on “WWI, the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans “, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 17-19, 2014. Member of the international scientific committee, First Sarajevo International Conference on “Global Crisis and Countries in Transition “, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 19-22, 2014. Member of the international scientific committee, International Conference on the human rights and freedoms, FRI and FON University, Skopje, North Macedonia., 2013. Member of International Advisory Committee, Fettah Efendi, NGO for Science and Education, Skopje, North Macedonia. Member of Referees, international peer reviewed journal Context, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Member of International Advisory Editorial Board and Referees, international peer reviewed journal INQUIRY, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Member of International Advisory Committee, international peer reviewed Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, Skopje, North Macedonia. Member of International Advisory Committee, international peer reviewed Medeniyet Law Review, Istanbul, Turkey. Board Member, Center for Balkan Studies, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Member of the International Jurist Union, Istanbul, Turkey. Member of International Advisory Board, Beder Journal of Humanities, Tirana, Albania Member of Advisory Editorial Board and Referees, international peer reviewed journal EPIPHANY, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Editorial Board Member, international peer reviewed Journal of Balkan Studies, Bursa, Turkey. Board Member, Ratio, Institute for science, culture and education, Skopje, North Macedonia.. Editorial Board Member, Journal For Cultural Research Hilal , Skopje, North Macedonia.
Book entitled: “Islamic ‘Intelligence Services’ (Istikhbarat) in Context: Language and Legal Analysis” (Co-authored with Prof. Mesut Idriz). This study critically examines and analyzes the theoretical bases and practical aspect of ‘intelligence services’ called istikhbarat in Islam taking into consideration from an institutional perspective with reference to its language and legal areas derived from the Holy Qur’an, the Sirah of the Prophet, Khulafa al-Rashidun and opinions of the jurists (fuqaha’). This kind of work is going to be the first English handbook in this area, and expected to be completed by 2022..
Books & Book Chapters: ‎ Muhamed Ali & Mesut Idriz, Islamic Civilization in South East Europe, Sharjah ‎Institute for Heritage, UAE, 2021.‎ Muhamed Ali, An analysis of religion education at public schools in North ‎Macedonia in Ednan Aslan ed. Religious Diversity at Public Schools, Springer, 2021 ‎ Muhamed Ali & Mesut Idriz, Photo Collection From The Post-Ottoman Muslim ‎Religious Leaders of Macedonia, Sharjah University, UAE , 2019. ‎ Muhamed Ali; Muslims in Macedonia, in Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, ‎Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen Nielsen and Egdunas Racius (Eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in ‎Europe BRILL, 2019. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Anja Zalta, Moderating Islam and Democracy, Poligrafi, Ljubljana, ‎‎2018. ‎ Muhamed Ali; Muslims in Macedonia, in Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, ‎Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen Nielsen and Egdunas Racius (Eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in ‎Europe BRILL, 2018. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Shaban Sulejmani, History of Islamic Law, Faculty of Islamic ‎Sciences Skopje, Skopje, 2018. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Islamic NGO activities in Secular Political Systems”, in Ednan Aslan ‎‎/ Margaret Rausch (Eds). Religious Education Between Radicalism and Tolerance, ‎SPRINGER, 2018. ‎ Muhamed Ali; Muslims in Macedonia, in Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, ‎Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen Nielsen and Egdunas Racius (Eds.) Yearbook of Muslims in ‎Europe BRILL, 2017. ‎ Muhamed Ali, Concept of jail in Islamic law in Refik Korkusuz et.al. (ed.) Islamic ‎Criminal Law, Lale Yayıncılık, Turkey, 2017. ‎‎ Muhamed Ali, Turkey – NGO relations in the Balkans, Civilisation Summit, YTB & ‎Necmettin Erbakan University Publishing, Konya, Turkey, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Šejma Malanović- Adilović “Bosnia and Herzegovina after the ‎Second World War until the collapse of Yugoslavia” in Yucel Ogurlu & Ahmed ‎Kulanic (ed.), Bosnia and Herzegovina: Law, Society and Politics, International ‎University of Sarajevo, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali, Issues in Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy, Lap Lambert ‎Academic Publishing, 2015. ‎ Muhamed Ali, "Civil Education and Religion in Macedonia" in "Islam and ‎Citizenship Education" Ed. by Aslan, Ednan and Hermansen, Marcia, Springer VS, ‎January 2015, p. 177-187. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Turkish cultural expansion in EU at the beginning of the 21 ‎century”, in Osman Bakar & Mesut Idriz et.al, "Islam in Southeast Europe: Past ‎Reflections and Future Prospects" Brunei University, 2014 , p.7-25. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “ Turkish – Macedonian Relations In The Context Of Foreign Policy ‎Vision Of Ak Party” in Mesut Idriz et.al. (ed.), Turkish, Albanian, Macedonian ‎Relations: Past, Present And Future, ADAM – ACTOR, Ankara, 2012, p. 199-215. Muhamed Ali, “Islamic Education In Macedonia - The Case Of The Isa Beg Madrasa ‎And The Faculty Of Islamic Sciences, in Ednan Aslan/ Zsofia Windisch (eds.), The ‎Training Of Imams And Teachers For Islamic Education In Europe, PETER LANG, ‎Oxford - Frankfurt - Berlin - Bern - Wien, 2012, p. 203-217. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Turkish Foreign Politics Towards The Balkans At The Beginning Of ‎XXI Century Through The Prism Of Turkish – American Relationships: The Case Of ‎Turkish – Kosovo Relations” in Muhidin Mulalic et.al. Turkish-Balkans Relations: ‎The Future Prospects of Cultural, Political and Economic Transformations and ‎Relations, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, 2013. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Turkish Diplomacy In The Western Balkans In One Hundred Years ‎Of The Balkan Wars, in Ylber Sela (ed.), The Balkans yesterday, today and ‎tomorrow, On behalf of the 100 anniversary of the Balkans wars 1912-2012”, ‎Dictus Publishing, 2013. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Educational Activities of Turkey in the Balkans in the Post-Cold ‎War Period, in Aslan, Ednan / Rausch, Margaret (eds.) Islamic Education in Secular ‎Societies” in Cooperation with Sedef Sertkan and Zsófia Windisch, Series: Wiener ‎Islamstudien - Volume 4, Peterlang Publication, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, ‎Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Education in the Islamic Culture, in Hasan, Cilo, (ed.), Islamic ‎Civilisation, Faculty of Islamic Sciences Publishing , Skopje, 2013.‎ Muhamed Ali, “The Role of the Ataullah Kurtis Efendi in the Process of the Religion ‎Education of the Albanians”, BFI, Skopje, 2013 . ‎ Peer-Reviewed/Indexed Journals and ‎Proceedings: ‎ Muhamed Ali & Eduard Caka, Religion and nationalism as determinants of (de) ‎stability in the Balkans, Marlin Barleti University Publishing, Proceedings book, ‎Tirana, Albania, 2018. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Serap Fiso "The Greater Middle East Initiative and the Turkish-‎American Strategies Towards the Middle East at the Beginning of the 21st ‎Century”, Denizli, Turkey, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Mesut Idriz "The Office of Islamic Religious Community of ‎Macedonia: A Study From the Socio-Legal Framework", INQUIRY, Sarajevo, ‎Bosnia, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Islam Islami, Meddah Madrasa and its effects on Skopje between ‎two World Wars, ITSHKSH, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali, & Mesut Idriz, “Islam in Macedonia: The Origins, Evolution and Role ‎of the Islamic Religious Community from the Ottoman Period to the Present”, ‎Islam and Civilisational Renewal IAIS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali, "US military intervention on Afghanistan at the beginning of XXI ‎century: legal and political aspects", Visione, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2016. – ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Terrorism and the stance of classical Islamic law towards this ‎global phenomenon", Visione, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Military Intervention in Kosovo, Turkey’s Stance and International ‎Law”, Medeniyet Law Review, İstanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Lejla Ramic-Mesihovic, Urgent Reforms Taking Their Time in the ‎Republic of Macedonia, EPIPHANY, International University of Sarajevo, 2016. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Ethics of war in Islam”, Hilal, Skopje, May, North Macedonia, ‎‎2014.‎ Muhamed Ali, “The concept of diplomacy in Islam”, Hilal, Skopje, November, ‎North Macedonia, 2014. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Development of education in the period of Prophet”, Hëna e Re, ‎January, North Macedonia, 2014. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Development of education after the death of prophet ‎Muhammad”, Hëna e Re, nr.269, North Macedonia, 2014. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “The Concept and Kinds of Holy War in Islam”, Hilal, Skopje, North ‎Macedonia, 2013,no.119. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “History of Religion Factor in International Relations”, Hëna e Re, ‎Skopje, North Macedonia, 2013, no. 264.‎ Muhamed Ali, “Turkish Foreign Politics Towards The Middle East At The Beginning ‎Of XXI Century Through The Prism Of Turkish – American Relationships: The Case ‎Of Turkish-Iraqi Relations”, New Balkan Politics, Skopje, North Macedonia 2013. ‎ Muhamed Ali & Argetim Saliu, “Turkey-Albania relations in the beginning of the ‎‎21 st century”, academic journal Diskutime, Tetovo, North Macedonia, ‎November, 2013. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Islam and Education; Theoretical and Conceptual Aspects”, Hëna e ‎Re, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2013, no. 265. ‎ Muhamed Ali, & Mesut Idriz, “International Relations in the Blacksea: A Review of ‎Turkish - Ukrainian Case, ADAM Akademi, Journal of Social Sciences, Ankara, ‎‎2013 ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Turkish Foreign Policy in the Beginning of the Thirth Millenium”, ‎Journal of Social Sciences Vizione, Skopje North Macedonia, 2012, No. 17, p. 363-‎‎379. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Religion Factor in International Relations; The Case of US Foreign ‎Policy after Cold War”, at Proceedings Book of I International Conference on ‎Humanities "Spiritual Dimensions in the Humanities", Beder University, Tirana, ‎Albania, 11-13 May, 2012 ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Turkish Educational Investments In The Balkans In The Beginning ‎Of The Third Millennium”, Journal of Social Sciences Vizione, Skopje, 2012, No. ‎‎18, p. 327-337. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Islam And Terrorism: Islamic and Strategic Approach”, Journal of ‎the Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Skopje, North Macedonia 2012. ‎ ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Meddah Madrasa Under The Rule Of Ataullah Kurtis Efendi”, ‎Journal of Balkan Studies, Bursa, Turkey, 2011, Vol.3, No. 1., p. 85-107. - ‎Muhamed Ali, “Reflections of Davutoglu’s Vision in Balkans”, Journal of Balkan ‎Studies, Bursa, Turkey, 2010, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 135-162. ‎ Muhamed Ali, “Dersiam Ataullah Kurtis Efendi”, Hilal, Skopje, North Macedonia, ‎‎2010, No.118.
Mentor for a Ph.D. Candidate: Hikmet Karcic (a PhD Dissertation to be submitted to the Department of Political Sciences, 2019). Detention camps as a tool for cleansing non-Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-95, International University of Sarajevo (IUS) Co- Mentor for a Ph.D. Candidate: Lejla Ramic-Mesihovic (a PhD Dissertation to be submitted to the Department of International Relations, 2019)., “The State of Albanian Ethnic Conscience in the Context of Stability of the Southern Balkans”, International University of Sarajevo (IUS). Examiner for an M.A. Thesis: Majdi Rajab, “The Previous Regimes and the Democratization in the Arab World: A Case of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen”, an M.A. thesis submitted to the Department of International Relations and Public Administration, International University of Sarajevo (IUS), 2016. Examiner for an M.A. thesis: Elif Selin Muhasilovic, "Turkish Cultural Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A case Study Based on The Yunus Emre Institute," an M.A. thesis submitted to the Department of Cultural Studies, International University of Sarajevo (IUS), 2016. - Examiner for a Ph.D. Candidate (during 2015-2018): Ahmed Kulanic, “Religion and Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Does Faith Matter?”, a Ph.D. Dissertation to be submitted to the Department of Social and Political Sciences, International University of Sarajevo (IUS), TBD. Examiner for an M.A. thesis: Özkan Ünal, Inter-ethnic Relations in the Post-War Mostar: A Sociopolitical Survey, an M.A. thesis submitted to the Department of Social and Political Sciences, International University of Sarajevo (IUS), 2015. Mentor for an MA thesis Dajana Bogdanovic; American and Turkish Diplomacy Approaches in the Balkans: The Case Study of Bosnia and Herzegovina, International University of Sarajevo, 2014.
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