Deniz Ülke Arıboğan

Professor Deniz Ülke Arıboğan

Professor Deniz Ülke Arıboğan is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Üsküdar University in Turkey and previously the Rector of Bahcesehir University.

She teaches courses related to International Security and Terrorism and has previously given undergraduate and graduate level courses at Istanbul University, Istanbul Bilgi University, the Turkish War College and the Turkish Air Force Academy. She has been a WAAS (World Academy of Arts and Sciences) Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Conference on the Resolution of Intractable Conflict in Oxford and an academic visitor of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.

She is currently board member of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a private, international, multidisciplinary group comprised of psychoanalysts, academics, diplomats, and other professionals, which aims to examine large group differences, and the emotionally charged perception of those differences, for the purpose of understanding the effect of past trauma on present concerns and the contribution of large group identity anxieties to divisiveness and conflict.

Prof. Arıboğan was assigned as a ‘Wisemen Committee’ member (head of Marmara region) by the Turkish government, established for the Kurdish Peace process in 2013, as a result of her work on the issue of building peaceful solutions to terrorism problems over several years. She is also a commentator on TV channels and writes pieces for various newspapers. Prof. Arıboğan is the author of many and academic articles as well as articles for the general reader.

Prof. Arıboğan is widely known for her efforts to empower women in her society and in the Turkish business community and is a founding member of Turkish Businesswomen Association (TIKAD) and The ’’Women on Board” cross-company mentoring program. Prof. Arıboğan holds an MA and PhD in International Relations from Istanbul University and completed the Terrorism and International Security School at St. Andrews University.

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