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Merve Çalımlı, Director

Merve Çalımlı, born in 1986, completed her bachelor studies at Kadir Has University (2008) with a degree in International Relations. Ms. Çalımlı earned her M.A. degree in International Relations from Koç University where she worked  as a Research and Teaching Assistant and completed the master's program with thesis entitled "Role of Business Elites in Democratic Consolidation: Turkey in the light of Spain's Experience." (2010). Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, focusing her studies on democratization and foreign policy. After starting to work as a specialist in International Relations for three years at ITU, Ms. Çalımlı was appointed as the Director of the International Office. She has an excellent command of English and intermediate level of French. 

Her academic interests include; IR theories, democracy promotion, foreign policy and political economy.


Nazlı Dila Til, Vice Director

Nazlı Dila Til, born in 1987, Istanbul, graduated from Department of International Relations, Kadir Has University in 2008, focusing her studies on the shift from state security to human security. For a brief period she served as an intern in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ankara. She completed her graduate studies at Lund University, Sweden and obtained her M.Sc. in Global Studies (2010). Ms. Til wrote her master’s thesis on “Environmentally Displaced Persons caused by climate change and how to protect them”. She later joined Kadir Has University in 2011 and worked as the executive assistant (administrative associate) to the Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydin for three years (2011-2014). In June 2014, Ms. Til has started to work at ITU as Vice Director of International Office.

Her academic interests include political psychology, leadership, security studies, and social psychology.


Fatma Cansız, Vice Director (on maternity leave)