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GRF Young Academics Program 2017 Term, Group II, 1st Stage Meeting

GRF Young Academics Program
2017 Term, Group II
1st Stage Meeting
November 19-20, 2017


GRF’s Young Academics Program brings together young academics who are currently pursuing or have recently completed their doctoral studies. The goal of this program is to provide a forum for accomplished young academics to discuss and define long-term policy challenges.

The program aims to culminate in the preparation of a paper authored by the young academic. The paper is then published as part of the Policy Paper Series or the Analysis Paper Series. While both series are concerned with thorougly analyzing a topic of interest related to global systemic issues, the former additionally proposes policy recommendations.

Due to the high volume of qualified applicants we have received this year, the participants were divided into two groups. The first stage meeting with the second group of applicants was held in Istanbul on November 19-20, 2017. During the meeting, the participants presented a rough outline of their papers and received constructive feedback from their fellow participants.

Please click to access the Young Academics Handbook for 2017.
The handbook includes the short biographies and research proposals of our participants.


The following list details the candidates selected for the GRF Young Academics Program’s November Group and the topics of their proposed papers.


İsrafil Boyacı – Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Boğaziçi University; Visiting Ph.D. Student, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
“Competition Regulation and Planning in the Turkish Hospital Industry During the Health Transformation Program (2003-2013)”

Ali Fisunoğlu – Ph.D. in Political Science and Economics, Claremont Graduate University; Junior Research Fellow, Carlos III – Juan March Institute
“Consequences of Major Wars and Determinants of Postwar Recovery: Case of the Syrian Civil War”

Arnaud Koehl – Ph.D. Candidate in Public Health and Environmental Economics, Imperial College London
“Health and Economic Co-benefits of Interventions to Reduce Transport-Related GHG Emissions in Populous Middle Income Countries (MICs)”

Emma Nyhan – Ph.D. Candidate in Law, European University Institute
“Generating Indigenous Peoples: The Global Knowledge Production of International Law Concepts and Categories in the Context and Significance of the Transnational”

Duygu Sever – Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and International Relations, Koç University
“Turkey’s Nuclear Energy Policy Under Domestic and Global Challenges”

Cem Veziroğlu – Ph.D. Candidate in Private Law, University of Istanbul
“Arbitration of Corporate Law Disputes”

Pontus Wallin – Ph.D. in Political Science, Linnaeus University
“Issues of Digitization in Education: Case of Turkey”