İstanbul Kültür University

High Advisory Board

Ambassador (R) Ümit Pamir

Member of High Advisory Board
Ambassador (R) Ümit Pamir

Having served in various positions in Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ümit Pamir is currently a member of Special Group of Experts selected by the Secretary General of NATO for drafting NATO’s New Strategic Concept.
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Ambassador (R) Yalım Eralp

Member of High Advisory Board
Ambassador (R) Yalım Eralp

Ambassador Yalım Eralp (retired) is a faculty member in the Department of International Relations of Istanbul Kültür University, and a diplomatic commentator at CNN TÜRK.
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Lt. Gen. (R) Şadi Ergüvenç

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Lt. Gen. (R) Şadi Ergüvenç

Lieutenant General Şadi Ergüvenç (ret.) graduated from the Air Force School in 1957 and completed his academic education at the Air Force Academy, the Armed Forces Academy and the Royal Airforce Staff College (UK).
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Dr. Pavol Demeš

Member of High Advisory Board
Dr. Pavol Demeš

Dr. Pavol Demeš is the director for Central and Eastern Europe of the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Bratislava, Slovakia, a position he has held since 2002.
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Dr. Saad Eddin İbrahim

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Dr. Saad Eddin İbrahim

Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim has earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cairo in 1960 and completed his doctorate at the University of Washington in 1968 in sociology.
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Ambassador (R) Ingmar Karlsson

Member of High Advisory Board
Ambassador (R) Ingmar Karlsson

Ambassador (R) Ingmar Karlsson graduated from the School of Economics, Gothenburg, and has a BA degree from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in Economics.
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Prof. Dr. Tamer Koçel

Member of High Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Tamer Koçel

Professor Tamer Koçel graduated from Kabataş High School for Boys in 1963 and the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University in 1967.
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Ambassador (R) Sönmez Köksal

Member of High Advisory Board
Ambassador (R) Sönmez Köksal

Sönmez Köksal is a retired career diplomat who has served as Ambassador of Turkey in France, in Iraq and as Permanent Delegate to the Council of Europe. He was Undersecretary of State in charge of Turkish National Intelligence Organization from 1992 to 1998.
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Ambassador (R) Alon Liel

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Ambassador (R) Alon Liel

Alon Liel holds B.A., M.A. and PhD degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Liel wrote his doctoral dissertation on “The dependence of Imported Energy and its Impact on Turkey's Foreign Policy” in 1986.
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Ambassador (R) Özdem Sanberk

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Ambassador (R) Özdem Sanberk

Graduating from Lycée de Galatasaray and the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University, Özdem Sanberk has served for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various positions - at the Turkish Embassies in Madrid, Amman, Bonn and Paris.
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