Mediators of Turkey
Yakin Ertürk is a professor of sociology, serving as faculty member at various universities. Her other professional experiences include: consultancies for national and international agencies on rural development projects; employment as director of UN entities; international and regional human rights monitoring mandates, including special rapporteur on violence against women. Most recently she has held the position of Global Visiting Associate at Rutgers University and the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), from September 2017 to April 2018. She is the author of the book “Violence without Borders: Paradigm, Policy and Praxis Concerning Violence against Women”, published originally in Turkish and translated in English in 2016.
Yakin Ertürk est professeur de sociologie et membre du corps professoral de différentes universités. Toutefois, elle compte d’autres expériences professionnelles : consultante pour des agences nationales et internationales sur des projets de développement rural ; directrice aux Nations Unies; mandats internationaux et régionaux de surveillance des droits de l’homme, notamment rapporteur spécial sur la violence contre les femmes. Plus récemment, elle a occupé le poste de Global Visiting Associate à l’Université Rutgers et au Centre pour le leadership mondial des femmes (CWGL), de septembre 2017 à avril 2018. Elle est l’auteur du livre “Violence sans frontières: Paradigme, politique et Praxis concernant la Violence contre les femmes “, publié à l’origine en turc puis traduit en anglais en 2016.
Ayse Betul Celik
Ayşe Betül Çelik received her Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2002. She is a full professor, teaching conflict analysis and resolution, and political science at Sabanci University in Istanbul. She has been a visiting scholar in the American University (2009) and the University of Sydney (2013). Her work focuses on ethnicity, forced migration, reconciliation, civil society, and gender in peacebuilding and peacemaking. Prof. Çelik is also trained in dialogue, problem-solving workshops, negotiation, and peace practice. She served as a consultant to several civil society organizations on gender and peace, and is a founding member of Peace Foundation, and Center for Excellence for Women and Gender Studies at Sabancı University. She teaches conflict resolution, and gender equality to civil society, private companies, and public schools.
Geographical expertise: Turkey
Topical expertise: Conflict Resolution, Gender and peacebuilding, Ethnic Conflict, Peace processes
Languages: Turkish, English