Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows
The Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 8. The event marked the 7th cycle of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program, which is coordinated by the Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator Initiative.
The event began with welcoming remarks by IPC Director Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening which introduced the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows Atila Eralpand Özcan Mutlu; and the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows Annegret Warth, Cem İskender Aydın, Ender Peker, Jannes Tessmann, Joanna Krzeminska, Maissam Nimer, and Yohanan Benhaim.
The fellows will carry out research on a wide range of topics including climate change, refugee integration, culture, economic and foreign policies. The Mercator-IPC Fellowship is the most important component of the Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator Initiative, with its role in improving academic, political and societal relations between Turkey and Germany.