Prof. Dr., Director of Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University
Fuat Keyman is Director of the Istanbul Policy Center, the Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Social Impact and Professor of International Relations at Sabancı University. Keyman is a leading political scientist in Turkey and an expert on globalization, democratization, international relations, Turkey – EU relations, Turkish foreign policy, and civil society development. He is a member of the Turkish Science Academy. In 2013, he was awarded the Strategic Vision Award for Scientists by TASAM (Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies). He has worked as a member on the Council of Wise People as part of the Peace Process to the Kurdish issue. He also serves on advisory and editorial boards for a number of respected international and national organizations as well as for academic journals. He has been selected to be part of the Scientific Committee of Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) and Global Centre for Pluralism. He has been the research director for various projects, such as Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington’s Many Globalizations; Sustainable Urban Policies: The City-Regions in Turkey in terms of Quality of Life, TUBITAK project; Strengthening Checks and Balances in Turkey, SIDA, Sweden; Enacting European Citizenship, European Council Framework 7 Project; The State in the 21st Century (Turkey Director), Munk School, U of T; and Mapping Civil Society in Turkey, CIVICUS. Since 2002, as well as his academic work, Keyman has been sharing his ideas and analysis of Turkey in a global context through various newspaper columns and TV programs.