Gülnur Aybet is Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey and Professor of International Relations at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. She was former Head of Department of Political Science and International Relations and founding Director of BAUCESS, Centre for Security Studies at Bahçeşehir University. In 2013 she founded the International Relations Department at Ozyegin University, Istanbul. She held academic posts at the University of Kent, England between 2001-2013 where she created and directed the first MA programme in International Security, the University of Nottingham, England and Bilkent University Ankara. She is the author of A European Security Architeture After the Cold War: Questions of Legitimacy.