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Dr. Senem B. Çevik

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Senem B. Çevik, Ph.D, is a lecturer in International Studies at University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches courses in diplomacy, communication and experiential learning at both campuses. Prior to joining UCI, she was an assistant professor at Ankara University, Turkey and lecturer at Atılım University, Turkey. Since 2007 she has served as a fellow with the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a non-profit that studies societal conflict and psychologically informed dialogue. Çevik was a Leadership Institute fellow at the Center for Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College in 2015. During her 2015-2017 Tobis fellowship at UC Irvine’s Center for Ethics and Morality she completed her research project on Turkish-Armenian musical diplomacy. Çevik is a member of American Jewish Committee (AJC) Abraham Society. She is also a faculty member of the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) a campus based citizen diplomacy initiative. She has attended several NATO training programs on media, terrorism and strategic communication. In 2010 she attended the Stanford University Summer Institute in Political Psychology and received training in public diplomacy from University of Southern California in 2013. Her research focuses on public diplomacy, peace-building, strategic communication and conflict management with an emphasis on Turkey and the Middle East. Dr. Çevik has a co-edited book (with Philip Seib) titled Turkey’s Public Diplomacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and co-authored (with Burcu Gültekin Punsmann) Pathways to a Common Future: Youth Perspectives on Turkey-Israel.

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