Independent thinking, learn to think outside of the box.

Dr. Recep Şentürk

Dr. Recep Şentürk is the President of Ibn Khaldun University (IHU) in Istanbul, Turkey. Professor Şentürk holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Department of Sociology, and specializes in civilization studies, sociology and Islamic studies with a focus on social networks, human rights, and modernization in the Muslim world. Among his books are in English, Narrative Social Structure: Hadith Transmission Network 610-1505 , and in Turkish; Open Civilization: Towards a Multi- Civilizational Society and World; Ibn Khaldun: Contemporary Readings; Malcolm X: Struggle for Human Rights, Social Memory: Hadith Transmission Network 610-1505. Dr. Şentürk’s work has been translated to Arabic, Japanese and Spanish.


Eurocentrism: a many-layered thing.

Dr. Halil Berktay

Halil Berktay, historian, Prof. Dr., Ibn Haldun University (since May 2017). Previously, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University (1998-2016); emeritus professor since 31st January 2016. Former History Program Coordinator, Turkish Studies Program Coordinator, Sabanci Summer School Coordinator, and Sabanci-Harvard Summer School Coordinator at the same university.


2030 vision of Türk Kızılay, in the light of Global goals.

Dr. Kerem Kınık


Kerem Kınık was the Vice-Chairman of the Turkish Red Crescent since 2015 and he has been elected as the Chairman at the Annual General Assembly of Turkish Red Crescent on April 4, 2016. Elected as the Vice-President of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2017.

Zulkarnain Mohammed 

Zulkarnain Mohammed is a Ghanaian student, born in 1989 in Accra. After graduating with a major in Political Science at the undergraduate level in 2012, he worked with the Guaranty Trust Bank Ghana Limited. Subsequently, he obtained a master degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabanci University in 2017 before joining Ibn Haldun University’s master program in Political Science and International Relations.

Mariam Yasmin

Mariam Yasmin completed Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pakistan. She is a graduate student at Graduate School of Business, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul. She worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at Ibn Haldun University. At present, she is writing her thesis on the subject “Big Data Analytics Capabilities and firms’ performance”. Her Research interests are Big Data, Internet of Things, Computational Social Sciences and Sustainability. She is Fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi a and can fairly speak Turkish as well.


How Media affect the human condition?

Dr. Hakkı Öcal

He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. Öcal has earned master and doctoral degrees from Boğaziçi University. He continued with post-doctoral studies at the International Research Institute in Harvard University. Öcal, who was the general director of the publication in the interpreter’s newspaper, was awarded the Press Freedom Award by the International Press Institute. He has taught desktop publishing, visual design and web design courses at George Mason University and NOVA. Byte, PCWorld, and PCLife magazines published articles and computer programming language were the topics that he wrote about. He served as a rector consultant and faculty member of the Faculty of Communication at Bahçeşehir University. Now, he also serves as a rector consultant at Ibn Haldun University and is a faculty member in the Faculty of Communication.


You are more than your genetics.

Seda Yekeler

Seda Yekeler was born in Ankara on 11.06.1982 as the daughter of a civilian family. As a soldier girl, Yekeler traveled to another school every year, so she learned not to connect to a single house, a single room, a single class, and she always reflected this philosophy, which she discovered with great difficulty, as innovations in business life. Yekeler completed the Foreign Language Department of Anamur Super High School of the district of Mersin and graduated from Bilkent University English-French Translation and Interpreting Department. She specialized in Law Translation and translated books. She founded SEYEV as she wanted to spread help. She was the youngest foundation founder in Turkey.

Fatih Cihan Zent

Fatih is a student in Comparative Literature at Ibn Haldun university. He learned to play the Nay instrument from a famous pioneer player in Turkey Ahmet toz, who is himself a student of Niyazi Sayın. Recently, he started playing Indian Music and Bansuri.

Muhannad Abu Mahfouz

Muhannad Abu Mahfouz,Jordanian originally from Palestine. Mechanical engineer, currently studying a master’s degree in business administration. Working in an education institution as an instructor for mechanical engineering and management courses. Having high diploma in sports and nutrition, interested in the sports field.


What is a non-Western IR theory?

Dr. Erik Ringmar

Erik Ringmar is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Ibn Haldun Üniversitesi in İstanbul, Turkey. He received his PhD in political science from Yale University in 1993. He taught for 12 years in the Government Department at the London School of Economics, and in China for seven years, where he until 2014 was Zhiyuan Chair professor of international politics at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He has written five books and some 40 academic articles on topics relating to international politics, economic sociology and cultural history. He has recently become interested in cognitive science and phenomenology and is currently thinking of ways in which these fields could enrich our understanding of social life.


Take an active role in your unfolding.

Dr. Munirah Mohamed Alaboudi

Dr. Munirah Alaboudi worked at different educational institutions in Saudi Arabia and America. The most recent was Boston University where she finished her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and co-taught students attending the School of Education who aim at becoming future educational leaders and effective teachers.

Intissar Rebouh


Intissar Rebouh is an Algerian undergraduate student at Ibn Haldun University, studying management at the moment. She is interested in the Social Sciences and Humanities in general. She likes to meet new people in her life. She does perform the public speech. Her passion is sports, she practices Taekwondo, swimming, and biking. She draws cartons and caricatures. She is a beginner in playing Oud.  She is always willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, and experiences. 

Abdullah Harun İlhan

Abdullah Harun ILHAN was born in Malatya, Turkey in 1994, he has been into visual arts since he was a child. He has been taking photos and making short films since he was 12. Held his first official photo exhibition in 2012 when he was 17. Studied Film & Television in Turkey (Istanbul), USA (Washington DC, New York), UK (Canterbury, London), South Korea (Busan). His films have been awarded and screened in more than 20 countries. Specifically interested in etymology. Currently, working and doing Master’s in Istanbul, Turkey.


Apocalypse Now Redux: AI is the Latest Metaphysical Race.

Gökhan Yücel 

Born in Karagümrük-İstanbul, Gökhan Yücel recevied his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Economics from Marmara University, and MA in European Politics from Essex University. He has continued his doctoral studies in Politics and International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He also completed the Public Leadership Executive Program at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His current work focuses on digital diplomacy, comparative education policies, political marketing, future technology trends and artificial intelligence. Gökhan Yücel is a senior adviser to Ziya Selçuk, Turkish Minister of National Education.




Zia Ahmad Eshanzada

Zia Eshanzada is the Lead Campaign Specialist at TRT World Citizen, the philanthropic arm of TRT World. Zia studied Business Marketing and Branding at the California State University, Fullerton. As a community and social activist, he worked with youth and young adults on political participation and social integration in the Southern California Muslim community. Zia worked with Islamic Relief USA where he had the opportunity to travel throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia to deliver humanitarian aid and help with sustainable development projects in local communities along with partner NGOs and local governments.


 Life is a marathon.

Suzanne Hitto

Suzanne earned her B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the Department of Literary Studies with specialization in English Language Education. She holds a Texas Teaching Certification and Oxford TESOL Certification. Her lengthy teaching experience has allowed her to work with English language learners of a wide range. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but recently moved to İstanbul from Dallas, Texas, where she lived with her family for 18 years.