31 March

Sema Kalaycioglu

Professor of Economic and Regional Studies, Turkey Dr. Sema Kalaycioglu is Dean of the faculty of economics and administrative sciences at Dogus University, chairperson of the department of economics at Isik and Yildiz Technical Universities, the director of the Middle East program at Isik University and the Graduate Dean at Yildiz Technical University. She currently teaches […]

23 June

Ece Temelkuran

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 Turkish Political Commentator and Novelist FOLLOW ECE Ece Temelkuran is one of the Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators who has also been published in The Guardian, Newstatesman, New Left Review and Le Monde Diplomatique. She lived in many countries across the Middle East and North Africa including Lebanon and Tunisia while writing her […]

8 April

Elmira Bayrasli

Expert on Foreign Policy and Global Entrepreneurship FOLLOW ELMIRA Elmira is visiting fellow at the New America Foundation and a lecturer at New York University on Foreign Policy and Global Entrepreneurship. She is the founder of the World Policy Institute’s Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Project, which builds on the belief that entrepreneurs are a product of his or her […]

11 July



International Journalist and former UN investigator FOLLOW ZEINA Zeina Awad is an international journalist, a former investigator, and a public speaker. She is a correspondent for TRT World, a new English language news television station based in Istanbul and set to launch in 2016. Prior to TRT World, Zeina served on a panel of independent […]