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GLODEM people are the Center's most valuable resource. The strength of GLODEM's membership speaks to its ability to support high-quality, value-added research, activities, and policy analysis.

GLODEM faculty membership is interdisciplinary, enabling the Center to address issues from multiple perspectives and apply the most appropriate skillsets.

As a part of GLODEM's organizational expansion, its membership will incorporate experts from other universities and research centers, public agencies, private enterprises, and civil society organizations. The resulting diverse membership composition will provide GLODEM with an impressive network of specialists. This network will ensure GLODEM notable breadth and depth of expertise. .


GLODEM Directors


Caner Bakir

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Globalization and Democratic Governance

Caner Bakır is an Associate Professor of political science with particular emphasis on international and comparative economy, and public policy and administration of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics at Koç University. He is co-director of the Center for Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance (GLODEM). He joined Koç University in September 2004 from Monash University where he was an Assistant Lecturer in its Accounting and Finance Department. Prior to this, he worked for Agricultural Bank of Turkey as a banking specialist.
His qualifications are Bachelor of Public Administration and Politics from the Middle East Technical University, Graduate Diploma in Money, Banking and Finance from Banking School, Master of International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, and a PhD in Politics from Monash University.
Caner’s  interdisciplinary & comparative research and teaching interests are in international and comparative political economy, public policy and administration, and international business.
He is the recipient of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Incentive Award 2010 and TUBITAK Early Career Researcher Award 2008. He also awarded 25% Salary Market Load (bonus) for “outstanding performance in research and teaching” by the Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, 2004.

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Resat Bayer

GLODEM Areas of Expertise: Peace and Conflict Resolution  and Democratic Governance

 Reşat Bayer is Associate Professor of International Relations at Koç University. He has received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. His primary research interests are international cooperation and conflict. He has been recognized by the Turkish Academy of Sciences for his research. He is particularly interested in peace within countries and between countries, how peaceful relations emerge, and the role of conflict management and resolution in peaceful relations, including negotiation and mediation. His current projects are on peaceful change and revenge, power transitions in the Middle East, terrorism and electoral politics, independence and violence, diplomatic relations, and democracy. His recent work has appeared or will be appearing in the Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Globalization, International Studies Quarterly and British Journal of Political Science.  


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GLODEM Executive Board


Ahmet İçduygu


Ahmet İçduygu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University, Istanbul Turkey. He currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor at Koç, one is in the Department of International Relations and the other is in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Migration Research Center at Koç (MiReKoc). He holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. He is an elected member of the Science Academy in Turkey. In addition to his own individual research projects, Prof. İçduygu has conducted various research projects for the international organizations such as IOM, UNHCR, EU, OECD and ILO. He teaches on migration studies, theories and practices of citizenship, international organizations, civil society, nationalism and ethnicity, and research methods.


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Güneş Ertan


Gunes Ertan is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Koc University. She received her Ph.D. from Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at University of Pittsburgh. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of collective action and social networks. Her current research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of social networks on collective action efforts among policy actors with a particular emphasis on civil society organizations. Her work has appeared  in Social Networks, Public Organization Review, Earthquake Spectra, Safety Science  and Homeland Security Affairs.


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Sedef Turper


Sedef Turper is an assistant professor of International Relations at Koç University. She studied Political Science and International Relations in Bogazici University and she received her doctorate degree from the University of Twente for her thesis on European attitudes towards political institutions and immigration policies. Her main research interests are in public attitudes towards political institutions in modern democracies, public opinion of immigration policies, attitudes towards immigrants and survey methodology. Her recent work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Ethic and Migration Studies and International Journal of Public Opinion Research


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GLODEM Research Associates


Altay Atlı


Dr. Altay Atlı is an academic specializing in international political economy, economic diplomacy and international business with a focus on Turkey and the Asia-Pacific region. He is currently a research associate at Sabancı University’s Istanbul Policy Center, and an adjunct professor teaching courses on international political economy, Asian economies and international relations at various universities in Istanbul. Having studied in Turkey and Australia, Dr. Atlı obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Boğaziçi University. Dr. Atlı worked as research coordinator at Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), and, in addition to his academic work, he continues to provide consulting services for public and private institutions on international relations, global affairs, Chinese and Asian economies. He is a member of the China Network of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD); writes a regular column for the Hong Kong based Asia Times;  appears on programs in channels like Bloomberg, BBC World, Turkish Radio Television (TRT), TvNet, CCTV, Channel News Asia, China Radio International  commenting on developments in Asian economies and Turkey’s relations with Asian countries; and authors a blog on Asian current affairs.


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