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Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kavas
President of the Association of Researchers on Africa (AFAM)

Turkish diplomat, academic, and author Ahmet Kavas was born in 1964. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Theology in 1987. In 1996, he completed his master’s and doctorate studies in Paris with a scholarship from the Turkish Diyanet Foundation. He received the title of associate professor in 2002. Until 2006, he worked as a researcher at the Center for Islamic Studies (ISAM). In 2009, he was awarded the title of professor. He has served as a faculty member in the Department of Islamic History at the Faculty of Theology of Istanbul University and in the Department of Political Science at Istanbul Medeniyet University, specializing in Political History and International Relations. He has held positions such as Advisor to the Prime Minister on African issues, Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, and Ambassador to Senegal. He is especially active in research on Africa, with published books, articles, and entries in the Encyclopedia of Islam in this field. He is fluent in French, Arabic, and English.