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Young Fellows (2023)


Atilla Çelebi Galatasaray University  International Relations
Gökalp Badak  Hacettepe University  International Relations
Asya Sude Taş  Koç University Law and Economics
Asyahan Kardeş  Koç University International Relations and Law
Kağan Erdoğan  Koç University International Relations
Semanur Avcı  Koç University Law and Sociology
Utku Eren Eroğlu  Koç University International Relations and Law
Murat Sinan Metin Koç University  Industrial Engineering and Economics
Ahmet Ekmel Karaman  Koç University International Relations and Economics 
Alperen Öztürk  Medipol University Medicine
Yiğit Karataş  Sabancı University Materiel Science and Nanoengineering & Mechatronic Engineering, Energy and Physics
Şeyma Caner Yeditepe University Political Science and International Relations, Law


  • Mehmet Yalçın Aydın, McKinsey & Company Consultant (GRF Young Scholars alumni, 2012) - "Technological Singularity"

  • Dr. Cevat Giray Aksoy, Senior Research Economist, EBRD & Professor of Economics, King’s College London (GRF Member, GRF Young Academics alumni, 2020) - "Forced Migration"

  • Selin Uğurtaş, Climate Journalist and Former Program Director, GRF - "The Climate Crisis"

  • Dr. Güneş Ünal, Assistant Prof. of Neuroscience, Boğaziçi University Dept. of Psychology & Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Lab - "Neuropolitics"

Guest Speakers

  • Cengiz Ultav, Board Member at Vestel Ventures - "Transformation Management and Technology’s Role in the New Era"

  • Ambassador (R) Fatih Ceylan, Former Permanent Representative to NATO & Director, Ankara Policy Center (APM) - "Possible Reflections of Artificial Intelligence Technologies on Security and Defense"

Discussion Panel Literature

  • Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World - Jason Hickel

  • Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology - Chris Miller 

  • Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence - Max Tegmark