Political scientist. He was born on 1st of July, 1972 in Keskin/Kırıkkale. He got his primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara. He was graduated from Department of International Relations at Political Science Faculty of Ankara University. He was enrolled to the Master’s Degree Program at Political Science at Gazi University for one semester. Then he continued his education at England by obtaining a scholarship from Turkish Ministry of Education. He had language education and performed research at Manchester. He had his Master’s Degree at Sheffield University, and his PhD at London University, King’s College, both on international relations. He was employed at Milliyet newspaper as a Turkish Prime Ministry correspondent between 1993 and 1996. Meanwhile, many of his article series were published at the same newspaper. He started his academic career at Adnan Menderes University, as a lecturer. After a short time, he moved to Department of International Relations at Biga Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty at Onsekiz Mart University.
Along with his position as a faculty member he also took place in establishment committee of Armenian Research Institute where he studied as a senior researcher for 3 years, which was found with the collaboration of the High Education Board (YÖK) and Eurasian Strategic Research Center (ASAM). He is also a founding member of Ermeni Araştırmaları Dergisi (Armenian Researches Journal) and Review of Armenian Studies. He worked as an assistant editor for these journals. He acted as the manager of the Middle East Section of ASAM between 2002 and 2003. He also worked as an arbitrator and editor at the same institution. Then, in year 2003, he was appointed as the manager for Strategic Research Center of Onsekiz Mart University. He established International Strategic Researches Center Institution (USAK) in 2004. In 2005, he became Associate Professor of International Relations. He was an Executive Committee Member of National Turkish – Armenian Relations Committee (TEIMK). He took presidency of International Strategical Researches Institution (USAK), starting from 2004. He conducted research on topics such as international relations, integration, international security and terrorism, Middle East and North Africa, Iran and Iraq wars, Caucasian and Armenian problems, Anglo American world and Turkish Foreign Policy. Professor Laçiner becomes the youngest rector of Turkey at 2010 as he is appointed as rector to Onsekiz Mart University.
He gained the first degree at Turkish Social Sciences Competition held by Milliyet newspaper when he was at his 3rd grade at Political Sciences Faculty. He was selected as ‘’ 2006 Young Global Leader’’ (YGL) by World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and became the first Turk who has ever been granted this prize in intellectuals’ category. He acted as president of USAK and ODAM, member of YÖK National Committee of Turkish- Armenian Relationships, (TEIMK), in addition to co-editor of both International Law and Politics Journal and Administrative Sciences Journal. He is also a member of counseling and article board of the Eurasian Case Journal published by ASAM and Journal titled Democracy Platform published by Roma Publications. He is also an honorary member of Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Çorum city.
ABD - İngiltere İlişkileri: ‘Özel’ Bir İlişki (2001), İngiltere Terör Kuzey İrlanda Sorunu ve İnsan Hakları (2001), Açık Kapı Politikasından Yabancı Düşmanlığına: İngiltere’de Dış Göç ve Irk İlişkileri (2001), Ararat: Sanatsal Ermeni Propagandası (with Ş. Kantarcı, 2002), Bir Başka Açıdan İngiltere (editor, 2002), Irak Krizi (editor, with Ü. Özdağ and S. Erkmen, 2003), Ermeni Sorunu El Kitabı (co – authored, 2003), Türkler ve Ermeniler: Bir Uluslararası İlişkiler Çalışması (2004), Türkiyeli Avrupalı: Türkiye’nin Üyeliğinin AB’ye Olası Etkileri (with İ. Bal and M. Özcan, 2004), Irak Küresel Meydan Savaşı ve Türkiye (2004), Türkler ve Ermeniler: Bir Uluslararası İlişkiler Çalışması (2005). He also has books written in English.
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Fikir ve Kültür Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 3, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Aslı Örnek / Ararat: Sanatsal Ermeni Propagandası (Radikal Kitap, 5.7.2002), Vitrindekiler (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 6.1.2005), Sedat Laçiner gözaltına alındı (sabah.com.tr, 26.12.2015), ÇOMÜ eski rektörü Sedat Laçiner ihraç edildi (hürriyet.com.tr, 03.09.2016).