Zeynep Alemdar is professor of Political Science and International Relations at Okan University, Istanbul, where she also acts as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Administrative Sciences and the Gender Studies Research Center.
She has extensive experience in promoting gender equality in Turkey, working with public and private actors; international organizations including UNWomen, World Bank, and the European Union and civil society groups. She has conducted research, devised strategies, composed and conducted trainings for improving women’s equal participation in various areas and sectors. She is the founder and director of the Women in Foreign Policy, an initiative to increase women’s voices in foreign policy making in Turkey. Read more here about Zeynep and her colleagues at Founders – Women in Foreign Policy (wfp14.org)