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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Ayşe Betül Çelik received her Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2002 and is an Associate Professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She teaches political science and conflict resolution. She is an expert on inter-ethnic conflict resolution and dialogue. Her research areas include ethnicity, forced migration, indegenous conflict reolsuion, and post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. She has several articles and an edited book on Turkey’s Kurdish Question, forced Kurdish migration and role of NGOs in the conflict.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Turkey, Middle East
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Associate Professor at Sabanci University Turkey
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Dialogue, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Media, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Training, Intervention
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Reconciliation, Inter-cultural conflict and dialogue.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Confronting Forced Migration: Post-Displacement Restitution of Citizenship Rights in Turkey. TESEV: Istanbul, 2007. (With Dilek Kurban, Deniz Yükseker, Turgay Ünalan, A. Tamer Aker). (also available in Turkish).

“Track II Interventions and the Kurdish Question in Turkey: An Analysis Using a Theories of Change Approach,” The International Journal of Peace Studies (Güz/Kış 2007): Vol. 12(2) 51-81 (with Andrew Blum).

“Future Uncertain: Using Scenarios to Understand Turkey’s Geopolitical Environment and Its Impact on the Kurdish Question,” Ethnopolitics, November 2007 (vol. 6, no. 4)

“Necessary but not Sufficient: The Role of EU in Resolving Turkey’s Kurdish Question and Turkish-Greek Conflicst” European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 11, Issue 2, Summer 2006, 203-222.

“Transnationalization of Human Rights and Its Impact on Internally Displaced Kurds,” Human Rights Quarterly, August 2005, Vol. 27 (3), 969-996. (Reprinted in Crepeau et al. Forced Migration and Global Processes. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2006)

“I Miss My Village!: Forced Kurdish Migrants in Istanbul and Their Representation in Associations”, New Perspectives on Turkey, Vol. 32, Spring 2005.

“Kurds and Nationalism”, New Perspectives on Turkey, Spring 1998, Vol. 18: 147-154.

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M.A. program on Conflict Anaysis and Resolution at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 11:12am 4 Comments

Program Description

The Program on Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Sabanci University

in İstanbul, Turkey is accepting applications for the 2011 - 12

academic year. The CAR program is the only Master's program of its

kind in Southeastern Europe, taking a regional lead in training a new

cadre of conflict resolution specialist and peacemakers from Turkey

and countries around the world.

The M.A. program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution gives…

MA Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution is inviting applicants

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 3:43am 17 Comments

Program Description

The Program on Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Sabanci University in İstanbul, Turkey is accepting applications for the 2010 - 11 academic year. The CAR program is the only Master's program of its kind in Southeastern Europe, taking a regional lead in training a new cadre of conflict resolution specialist and peacemakers from Turkey and countries around the world.

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At 2:30am on March 6, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Ayse,

How you doing.


At 10:27am on May 19, 2010, Mohamed Ali Baba said…
Marhaba! nesilsiniz hanim!
It is my honor for seen Turkish peace activists on this network
I am from Kirkuk city north of Iraq
At 11:57am on February 27, 2010, Robert WoW De Souza said…
As a Peace Lover who is passionate about making a bigger difference, please use the power of music to heal more lives. Please add me as a friend and join our group so more people learn more about your projects. Namaste with lots of love:

At 4:44pm on February 4, 2009, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
At 6:47am on September 14, 2008, Waheed Ahmad said…

Easy is to get a place is someone's address book.
Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes

Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...

Easy is to forgive others
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness

Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them...

Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...

Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...

Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...

Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day...

Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself...

Easy is to make mistakes.
Difficult is to learn from them...

Easy is to weep for a lost love.
Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.

Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...

Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...

Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give

Easy to read this
Difficult to follow

Easy is to keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings.

Would u like to be my Penpal

I am Waheed 33 Male Lawyer , working for human rights in Pakistan

hope to hear from you soon

My Messanger id
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At 5:52am on October 7, 2007, Waheed Ahmad said…
Dear Colleague,

I take this opportunity to bring to your notice that I, Waheed Ahmad Advocate High Court Lahore and a Member of Executive committee of The Lahore High Court Bar Association and Member human rights committee of Lahore Bar Association.(2003-06)

I have the opportunity to represent Pakistan at various International Forums in different countries,

I worked as a Project Lawyer (May, 2006- August 2007) British Pakistan Law Council Project Advocate Foundation (Free Legal Aid to Children in detention) Jail Visits, Juveniles’ Family coordination, Juveniles’ counseling, Representing Children in Courts Coordinating with C.P.W.B, & Social Welfare, WD and BM Department.

I have been dealing with cases of discrimination, stigmatization, and social/ professional injustices with different people including recently of HIV positive people. Because In Our Society They are considered very evil and Bad persons , because people do have one notion in their mind i.e. Sexual relationship , I have been trying to change their attitude. In Stead of Facing our hatred, They must be provided equal Opportunities in all Walks of Life.

I have Conducted lectures in Madrassas ( Islamic Religious School ) regarding HIV/AIDS, laws; occupational health and safety and protection of their fundamental rights.

I also worked for World Bank Group (International Finance Corporation) their assignment have been completed by me successfully, which has earned me great appreciation from the World Bank Group.

I offer my services to work for any Human Rights and Peace organization as a Consultant/ Representative for monitoring/ Project Assessment of their projects in Pakistan or any part of the World and providing Legal Assistance.

If I am given the opportunity of joining you, I assure you that I will leave no stone unturned in working according to your manifesto. I will ever be ready to help and assist the needy and helpless, whenever I see the people in dire need of any assistance, my heart really aches and prompts me to go at once to stand by them.

I am sure that our mutual corporation would help us in the betterment of our mutual clients.

I ensure you of my utmost co-operation in the matter

Yours Sincerely,

Waheed Ahmad
Advocate High Court
Address: 2/136- A Aman Park baghbanpura
Lahore, Pakistan
Cell# +92-300-4254329
Fax# 0092-42-6844293
Email : waheed2000@yahoo.com Delete Comment
At 2:11am on September 24, 2007, Eyal Raviv said…
Hi Ayse,
I like your profile! I'd like you to join me on mepeace.org,
a platform for peacemakers advancing Middle East peace.

Eyal :-)
At 7:19pm on September 3, 2007, Joseph F Lombardo said…
I would be interested in your views on the future of the Kurds in Iraq.
At 4:18pm on August 25, 2007, Gil Hardwick said…
Ayşe, your favourite website Beyond Intractability has a link concerning Anwar Sadat. Strange as it may seem, of all the leaders assassinated he was the one I cried over. I was under a truck doing some repairs at the time, when I heard the news over the radio. That may be a measure of me, I don't know.


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