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Gülcihan Çiğdem Okan
Gülcihan Çiğdem Okan
Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program Associate

Gülcihan Çiğdem Okan is Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program Associate. Gülcihan holds an MA Degree from Sabancı University Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program. She received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from Bilkent University in 2011. During her BA, she worked at IKEA as an intern for a short period and also volunteered for the Bilkent University Social Responsibility Project and Young Guru Academy. She was an Erasmus student at the University of Amsterdam in 2010. The highlights of her graduate study were participation in “Mediation Training for Youth for Habitat” and “Workplace Conflict Resolution Workshop” for the School of Management at Sabancı University as a trainer, facilitating inter-faith dialogue between a group of Turkish and American students, and co-authoring the IPC report on “War, Trauma, and Reality: Afghan Women’s Plight in Turkey.” In addition, she took part in a field research in Bosnia focusing on “Justice and Human Security in Post-conflict Societies” and contributed to the presentation of the field research outcomes.

War, Trauma, and Reality: Afghan Women's Plight in Turkey

Senior Scholar Teri Murphy, Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program Associate Gülcihan Çiğdem and Süheyla Nurlu's report War, Trauma, and Reality: Afghan Women’s Plight in Turkey was published in January 2013.

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The Welcoming of the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 19 at The Seed. The event began with welcoming remarks by Yusuf Leblebici, followed by remarks from Fuat Keyman and Michael Schwarz. The event continued with a speech by Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pankaj Mishra and a Q&A section moderated by Senior Scholar Senem Aydın-Düzgit. The speech was followed by a movie screening that introduced the 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Fellows Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, David Samuel Williams, Elena Dück, Jan Schierkolk, Karolína Augustová, Michael Kaeding, and Özge Geyik. 

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Please click here to watch the speech by Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pankaj Mishra and a Q&A section moderated by Senior Fellow Senem Aydın-Düzgit.