Muzaffer Şenel is currently the Acting-Director of the Research Center for Modern Turkish Studies, Istanbul Şehir University, where he also works as a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He has a BA from Near East University, MA and PhD from Marmara University. Since 2007, he has been working as a political risk and higher education consultant.
As a visiting scholar, Senel has been invited to various countries such as Hungary (Hungarian Academy of International Affairs, formerly Teleki Lázsló Institute), Poland (Jagiellonian University) and the UK (Oxford University, Centre for Islamic Studies). He writes for newspapers and magazines and prepares several TV programs on the issues of the European Union, Cypriot and Turkish foreign policy. He has published many articles and has given seminars on these specific issues.
Senel prepared a documentary series for TRT television on the foundation of Cyprus called “Forgotten Heritage: Foundations (Waqfs) of Cyprus”. His research interests include EU policies towards the Middle East and Cyprus, Turkish Foreign Policy, security and order in Europe. He edited two books, together with Sadık Ünay, titled “Global Orders and Civilizations: Perspectives from History, Philosophy and International Relations”, Nova Science Publications, New York, 2009; and with Mesut Özcan, “Modernite ve Dünya Düzen(ler)i / Modernity and World Order(s), Küre Yayınları, Istanbul, 2010.