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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.


Fatma Cansız, Vice Director