Turkey's Public Diplomacy
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Turkey's Public Diplomacy
As a bridge between Europe and Asia, the West and the Middle East, Turkey sees its influence increasing. Its foreign policy is becoming more complex, making sophisticated public diplomacy an essential tool. This volume - the first in English about the subject - examines this rising power's path toward being a more consequential global player.
Philip Seib is Vice Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, USA, where he is also Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations. He served from 2009-2013 as director of USC's Center on Public Diplomacy. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy; New Media and the New Middle East; The Al Jazeera Effect; Toward A New Public Diplomacy; Global Terrorism and New Media; Al Jazeera English; and Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era. Melody Mohebi received a PhD from the Department of Social Policy of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. In addition to an academic focus on Iranian civil society, she has worked extensively with nongovernmental institutions. Her first book, The Formation of her Civil Society in Modern Iran (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) academic work, draws on in-depth elite interviews and documents to investigate how and why Iranian reformists used the language and concept of civil society to enhance the reformists' positions of power. Özlem Tür is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Her main expertise includes the political economy of the Middle East, Arab-Israeli Conflict and Turkey's relations with the Middle East (especially Syria, Israel and Lebanon). Ça?da? Üngör is an Associate Professor at Marmara University's Department of Political Science and International Relations in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a PhD in East Asian history from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her publications in English and Turkish concentrate on different aspects of Sino-Turkish relations, modern Chinese history and politics. She is the co-editor of Turkey in the Cold War: Ideology and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). K?vanç Ulusoy is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Istanbul University, Turkey. He was previously a Fulbright Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (2012-2013), a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2003-2004), a Swedish Institute Fellow at the Stockholm University (2003) and a Madrid Diplomatic School Fellow (1996-97). His areas of research include regime change and democratization, Turkish politics and foreign policy, Turkey-EU relations and Spanish politics. Gaye Ash Sancar is an assistant professor at Galatasaray University Faculty of Communication, Turkey, in the Public Relations Department. She received her PhD. from Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences, Turkey, in the Public Relations Program. Her publications concentrate on public relations and public diplomacy. She is the author of International Public Relations and Public Diplomacy (In Turkish). Vedat Demir is professor on the faculty of communication at Istanbul University, Turkey. He has served as a visiting scholar at Ithaca College and Cornell University in the United States. He is the author of Public Diplomacy and Soft Power, Media and Politics in Turkey and other books. Marija Mitrovi? Bo kovi? completed a dual masters program conducted by the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She earned her bachelor's degree from the International Relations Department of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia. She wrote her Master's thesis on Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Balkans: The influence of traditional determinants on Davuto?lu's conception of Turkey-Balkan relations. Ms. Mitrovi? Bo kovi? is currently engaged in different EU projects in Serbia dealing with institution building in the area of judiciary, fundamental rights, justice, freedom and security. Alida Vracic is the director and a co-founder of Populari, a think tank based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and specialized in providing evidence-based reports on key issues facing Bosnia's development. Prior to that, she worked with European think tanks and has led several Balkan-wide projects at the Human Rights Centre at Sarajevo University and at the Spanish Institutional Programme. Ms. Vracic holds a M.Sc. in international public policy from the University College London and a B.A. from the Law School at the University of Sarajevo, specialising in criminal law, human rights, and the Dayton Peace Agreement. In 2011, Alida attended a professional program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Du an Relji? is working since 2003 as senior research associate in the SWP - the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and is currently head of the SWP Brussels office in Belgium. Mr. Relji? previously worked at the Dusseldorf-based European Institute for the Media (EIM), prior to that as a senior editor at Radio Free Europe in Munich and the foreign editor of the Belgrade weekly Vreme. He was a co-founder of the Beta Press Agency in Belgrade during the critical years of 1991-1993. Mr. Relji? works on international relations and security with focus on the EU and Southeast Europe; democratisation, nationalism and ethnic strife, political communication and the media performance in situations of tensions and conflict. Relji? holds a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria. B. Senem Çevik holds a B.A and M.B.A from California State University, San Bernardino, USA, and a PhD in public relations with an emphasis on political communication from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research interests are cultural diplomacy, citizen diplomacy and political psychology. She is the co-editor of 'Turkey's Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy' and 'International Public Relations and Humanitarian Aid: A Public Diplomacy Perspective' (both in Turkish). Her publications focus on public diplomacy in the cultural context. She is currently an assistant professor at Ankara University. She serves on the membership board of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI). Burcu Gultekin Punsmann, is a scholar and civil society activist. She holds a PhD from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris), France. Her research specializes on regionalism, border studies, peace building and humanitarian aid. She has been working in the field of Turkish-Armenian issues for the last ten years as an analyst, NGO practitioner and civil society activist. Dr. Punsmann authored a groundbreaking study titled 'The Stakes of the Opening of the Turkish-Armenian Border: Cross-Border Relations between Turkey and Armenia' for the French Institute for Anatolian Studies. Galip Dalay is a researcher at the political research department at the SETA Foundation, Ankara, Turkey, and, currently, a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin. Besides, he is book review editor of Insight Turkey quarterly and regular contributor to the German Marshall Fund of the United States' (GMF) on Turkey series. M. Selcan Kaynak is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science & International Relations, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work focuses on media and politics from a comparative perspective. Her research interests include media and globalization, new technologies and social change, and political psychology.