Our Team

Hakan Altınay | Director

Hakan Altınay is the founding president of the Global Civics Academy. After completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science in Boğaziçi University, Altinay studies Anthropology in Oslo University, political science in New School and leadership in Yale University. Published in 2011, his book Global Civics has been translated into Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish. Altınay continues his studies on increasing international cooperation with a normative framework.

Prof. Dr. Fikret Adaman | Academic Advisor

Fikret Adaman, the academic advisor, is a Professor of Economics at Boğaziçi University. He also served as the advisor of the President and the chairperson at Economics Department at Boğaziçi University. Adaman is currently acting as an expert on social inclusion to the European Commission. His research areas are Political Economy of Turkey, Turkey’s Social Policies, Ecological Economics and History of Economic Thought.

Kerem Mert İspir | Senior Program Coordinator

Kerem Mert İspir, senior program coordinator, received his BA and MA degrees from Boğaziçi University, Department of Political Science and International Relations where he also continues his PhD studies. He has worked as a research assistant at Boğaziçi University between 2013 and 2016. His research interests are Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Theory, and Urban Politics.

Hazal Acar | Program Coordinator

Hazal Acar has completed her undergraduate education in Political Science and International Relations at Yıldız Technical University. She is involved in local movements and various international NGOs working on ecology, climate justice and green politics.