About
Executive Staff
Alp Tanju

Alp Tanju

Alp Tanju was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1993. He attended Lycée Français Notre Dame de Sion in Istanbul, and later moved to the United Kingdom to obtain his BA in Politics and International Relations from University of Kent. During his studies, Tanju worked as Liaisons Officer for the Local Amnesty International chapter and worked to help the Syrian refugees in Calais. Writing his undergraduate dissertation on the comparative effectiveness of the US and the United Nations’ peace-building strategies in fostering development in post-invasion Afghanistan, Tanju completed his degree with distinction. He later attended University of Kent – Brussels School of International Studies in Belgium to pursue an MA in Political Communication & Strategy with a minor in International Law. While studying for his degree, Tanju also worked as a Research Fellow for TÜSİAD’s Brussels Office. For his MA dissertation, Tanju examined the political and cultural significance of the rise of online political memes, as well as their effect on shaping candidate perception in the 2016 US Presidential Elections. Returning to Turkey in late 2017, Tanju joined GRF as an Associate. Currently, he works at GRF as Program Director, with a specific focus on Transatlantic relations, as well as US-UK political analysis. In addition to his native Turkish and English, he is also fluent in French.