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Turkish Political Economy Society (TPES)

I am a founding member of TPES and I currently sit on its Steering Committee. Generally designed as a forum of exchanging ideas, facilitating communication and collaboration among scholars and institutions in the field of political economy, TPES has been highly active since it was established in 2013. 

TPES provides a common platform of discussion, cooperation and networking for scholars and researchers who work on a broad range of topics in the fields of comparative and international political economy as well as comparative public policy. It aims to foster fruitful communication and exchange of ideas across disciplines of political science, sociology, public policy, international relations and economics. So far, we have organized a broad range of activities including conferences, workshops and seminars which brought together junior and senior faculty, graduate students and researchers. These activities have helped stimulate critical thinking, collaborative research and networking between interested scholars and researchers. For more information and the previous activities of the TPES, click here.

The Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM),

I also serve on the Executive and Supervisory Board of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), an Istanbul based independent think-tank focusing on foreign policy and security, Turkey-EU relations, energy and climate change policies, economics and globalization, arms control & non-proliferation, and cyber policy.

EDAM aims to contribute to the policy making process within and outside Turkey by producing and disseminating research on the policy areas that are shaping Turkey’s position within the emerging global order. In addition to conducting research in these fields, it organizes conferences, meetings, and cooperates with numerous domestic and international to conduct joint-research and publications. EDAM is ranked amongst the best think tanks in Turkey in global think tank rankings. In the latest ranking by the University of Pennsylvania EDAM has been the only Turkish think tank that made it into 8 different categories. EDAM was ranked the 9th best think tank in the MENA region, the 15th top defense and national security think tank internationally, and 9th in the best think tank conference list.