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Biography

 

Ibn Arabi Konferansi Acilis Konusmasi

Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol KILIC
(Istanbul 1961; married)
University Professor at Marmara University,

Secretary General of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC)
 

LANGUAGES:

Turkish, English, Arabic, Persian and French (reading).

 

EDUCATION:

- University of Istanbul, Faculty of Political Sciences, 1985 (Graduate).

- Marmara University, MA. In Islamic Philosophy (1989).

- Marmara University, Ph.D. in Islamic Gnosis and Philosophy (1995).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

- President, Islamic Antiquities Museum in Istanbul (since 2005).

- Chairman of The Board, The Islamic Manuscript Association, Center of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge (since 2006).

- University Professor; (since 2004) Marmara University, Faculty of Islamic Theology.

- Associate Professor; (1998–2004) Marmara University, Faculty of Islamic Theology.

- Assistant Professor; (1988 - 1998) Marmara University, Faculty of Islamic Theology.

- Editor-in-Chief, Insan Publication (since 1987).

 

TASKS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE:

- Coordinator, Head of Scientific Committee for International Rumi Conference, (May 8-12, 2007 Istanbul & Konya).

- Coordinator, Head of Scientific Committee of International Islamic Manuscript Conference in Istanbul (5-7 June 2008).

- Representative of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey in the Project of Cooperation of Civilizations.

- Representative of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey in International Conference on Tourism, Religions and Dialogue of Cultures UNWTO, Cordoba, Spain, 29-31 October 2007.

- Speaker in International Rumi celebrations including in the center of United Nations in New York and UNESCO Center in Paris. Other places were:

- Mexico City,Mexico.

- Chicago, Millennium Park, USA.

- New York, United Nations, USA.

- Paris, UNESCO, France.

- London, Codegan Hall, England.            

- Singapore.

- Jakarta, Indonesia.

- Geneva, Switzerland.

- Damascus, Syria.

 

AWARDS:

- His book on The Poetics of Ottoman Poetry awarded as the book of the year by Turkish Writer Association in 2004.    

- Medal of Honor by Uludag University (2003).

- Medal of Honor by Marmara University (1998).

 

EMINENT PERSONALITIES:

1-      In the Encyclopedia of Man of Culture and Literature of Turkey, ed. by Ihsan Isik, vol.5, p.2167, Ankara 2006.

2-      http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmut_Erol_K%C4%B1l%C4%B1%C3%A7

 

SPORTS:

Black belt  I. Dan in Nanbudo style of Karate-do, 1979.

 

BOOKS:

1-      Hermes and Hermetic Thought According to Muslim Thinkers, Istanbul 1987.

2-      Idea and Levels of Existence, Istanbul 1997.

3-      Poetics of Ottoman Poetry, Istanbul 2004; 9.print 2011.

4-      Travel to Origin: Conversations with Mahmud Erol KILIC, prepared by Sadık Yalsızucanlar, Istanbul 2008.

 

SOME OF HIS PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

He wrote a number of articles in Arabic, Persian, English, French and Turkish.