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Ivana Ponjavic

Ivana Ponjavic

Communications Officer

Negotiating Team for Accession of Serbia to the European Union

Imran Simmins

Imran Simmins

First Secretary Political

South African Embassy

Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Director

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Blair  Glencorse

Blair Glencorse

Executive Director

Accountability Lab

Geneviève Lavertu

Geneviève Lavertu

Senior Director, Medtronic Care Management

Medtronic Canada

Adi Farjon Israel

Adi Farjon Israel

Counselor, Embassy of Israel in Berlin

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Andreas Wittmann

Andreas Wittmann

Managing Director

Linde Hydrogen Concepts GmbH

Jasdeep Randhawa

Jasdeep Randhawa

International development and legal consultant

Jasdeep Randhawa

Susanne Salz

Susanne Salz

Event Manager (UN) and Founder (UA)

UN SDG Action Campaign & United Actors

Angelina Davydova

Angelina Davydova

Director

German-Russian Office of Environmental Information

Ebru Turhan

Ebru Turhan

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Vice-Director of the Institute of Social Sciences

Turkish-German University

Edna Martinez

Edna Martinez

Co-founder

Proactivo Sostenible

Enas Halaiqah

Enas Halaiqah

Project Coordinator

GIZ

Seth Oppenheim

Seth Oppenheim

Trial Attorney

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Interantional Affairs

Elsa Marie  D’Silva

Elsa Marie D’Silva

Founder & CEO

Red Dot Foundation

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Ivana Ponjavic

Communications Officer
Negotiating Team for Accession of Serbia to the European Union

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Ivana Ponjavic has been Communications Officer to the Head of the Negotiating Team for Serbian Accession to the European Union since 2013. Ivana’s areas of expertise are the history of the European Union and its institutions; the EU integration processes of Serbia and the Western Balkans, including regional cooperation; public administration; public relations and marketing; civil society and public advocacy; leading teams; managing and implementing complex, long-term projects and working with different stakeholders, such as civil society, the media, academia, business, government, youth and donors.

Education

BA in Political Sciences, Faculty of Political Sciences, 2011, Belgrade, Serbia

Diplomatic Academy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia

Executive MA in Public Administration, Hertie School of Governance, expected September 2017, Berlin, Germany

Key Publications

Executive Editor
Group of Authors, Monograph Zivorad Kovacevic, 2012, Belgrade, Serbia

Assistant to the Editor
Group of Authors, Foreign Policy of Serbia: strategies and documents, 2010, Belgrade, Serbia

Key news appearances

In English:

Hertie School of Governance, ITN Productions and AmCham EU, "The Future of the Single Market", 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqrfWqslvfA&feature=youtu.be

In Serbian:

Radio Television of Serbia, 2013
http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/sr/story/125/Dru%C5%A1tvo/1359668/Studenti+ambasadori+Srbije+u+EU.html

Radio Television of Serbia, 2013
http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/sr/story/125/drustvo/1383764/puni-utisaka-posle-putovanja-po-evropi.html

Politika, national daily newspapers, 2013
http://www.politika.rs/sr/clanak/265133/Drustvo/Balkanski-klinci-na-putu-po-EU

B92, national news portal
http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/tema.php?yyyy=2013&mm=07&nav_id=738034

Language skills

Serbian, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivana-ponjavic-9646592/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IvanaPonjavic

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Imran Simmins

First Secretary Political
South African Embassy

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance
Human rights
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

With more than ten years’ experience as a diplomat, Imran Simmins has been active in strengthening ties between South Africa and other African countries, multilateral organisations and the developed world – most notably the United States and Germany. He has played an active role in South Africa’s mediation efforts in Burundi, the Sudan and Zimbabwe. Early in his career, he briefly worked in industry, where he developed skills that still help him navigate in the international relations arena today. Throughout his teenage years, Imran held various leadership positions in student organisations that took a stand against apartheid and any other forms of injustice. He espouses and upholds these values to this very day.

Education

online MA International Relations and New Order, University of Leicester (current), Leicester, United Kingdom
BHons Development Studies University of Johannesburg, 1998, Johannesburg South Africa
BA Political Studies University of Johannesburg, 1997, Johannesburg South Africa

Key news appearances

http://lokales7.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=22635411&item=7367

http://www.business-on.de/muenster/delegation-aus-suedafrika-wissenstransfer-auf-die-andere-seite-der-welt-_id7231.html

http://www.sekundarschule-bochum-ost.de/index.php/95-sbo-wird-nms

https://www.derwesten.de/staedte/bochum/langendreer/taufe-fuer-die-sekundarschule-ost-in-langendreer-id9563605.html

Language skills

Afrikaans, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency

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Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Director
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Diplomacy
Human rights

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

The #FullStop to #childsexualabuse campaign that Eirliani led on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi, reached 16 million people in the space of only six weeks, winning her the 2015 BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award for her efforts. Eirliani writes for the Huffington Post and the India Today Group’s DailyO on the issues of child abuse and child online safety. Twitter named Eirliani one of 21 influencers in Singapore. She was featured in the book Majulah! 50 Years of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore. Eirliani edited Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Will for Children, a collection of essays on child labour, published in December 2016. She also sits on Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council. Eirliani worked in the Singapore Foreign Service from 2005 to 2015, serving in Berlin as First Secretary (Political), and then in Delhi as Political Counsellor. She is an Asian Forum on Global Governance Fellow. From 2004 to 2005, Eirliani worked closely with Harvard Business School’s Prof. Michael Porter on the Kazakhstan Competitiveness Programme. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Warwick University, Eirliani was a British Council Pathfinder scholar.

Education

MSc in Public Administration & Public Policy, London School of Economics, 1999, UK.

B.A. in Economics and Politics, (Honours), University of Warwick, 1998, UK.

Key Publications

Edited Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Will for Children, a collection of essays on child labour, published in December 2016.

Featured in the book Majulah! 50 Years of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore, published in May 2016.

Key news appearances

http://www.bmw-stiftung.de/en/people-ideas-views/an-expedition-for-childrens-rights/

http://singaporemagazine.sif.org.sg/a-voice-for-the-voiceless

http://www.bba.org.in/?q=content/ms-eirliani-abdul-rahman-won-bmw-foundation-responsible-leaders-awards

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singaporean-plans-south-pole-trek-to-raise-child-sexual-abuse-aw-8053152

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/south-pole-trek-1100km-journey-in-aid-of-kids-charity

http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2016/05/09/women-who-lead-leading-the-south-pole-challenge-eirliani-abdul-rahman/

http://lesleysouthwicktrask.com/blog/women-who-lead-leading-the-south-pole-challenge-eirliani-abdul-rahman/

http://www.indianwomenblog.org/tag/eirliani-abdul-rahman/

http://www.supercoolbooks.com/2016/05/100-writers-join-eirliani-abdul-rahman.html

https://storify.com/BMWStiftung/1st-berlin-global-forum

http://roundtable-at-sam-peace.peatix.com/

https://www.sma.org.sg/UploadedImg/files/Publications%20-%20SMA%20News/4802/Full%20PDF.pdf

http://berita.mediacorp.sg/mobilem/singapore/gadis-melayu-s-pura/2751368.html

http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/north-pole-marathon-trio-top-world-feel

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Malay, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Russian, Limited working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency

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Blair  Glencorse

Blair Glencorse

Executive Director
Accountability Lab

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Conflict resolution
Global governance
Human rights
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Southeast Asia / Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of expertise

Blair Glencorse is an expert on accountability, governance, community development and civic participation. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum on Anti-Corruption. Blair has profound experience with issues of organisational development, social enterprise and ecosystem building in developing countries.

Education

Executive Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014 Stanford, CA, USA
M.A in International Relations and Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 2004, Washington, DC, USA
M.A. in Modern History, University of Edinburgh, 2002, Edinburgh, UK

Key Publications

Glencorse, B. “Getting Closer to the Ground” Ideas for Future Work on Transparency and Accountability Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2016)
Glencorse, B. and Funaki, Y.“Anti-Corruption or Accountability? Assessing Post-Conflict Approaches in Liberia” Third World Quarterly Routledge (Vol 35, Issue 5, 2014)

Key news appearances

Ted Talk on Integrity Idol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgY1FuEmBF4
Crowdfunding Development Aid Would Direct Funds to Where They Are Needed Most (Guardian): https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/sep/13/crowdfunding-development-aid-fund
Shaking Up the Status Quo in Nepal (NY Times): https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/opinion/shaking-up-the-status-quo-in-nepal.html?_r=0

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency
Urdu, Limited working proficiency
Nepali, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.accountabilitylab.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairglencorse/

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Geneviève Lavertu

Geneviève Lavertu

Senior Director, Medtronic Care Management
Medtronic Canada

Subjects of expertise

Healthcare

Geographic Regions of expertise

North America

Summary of expertise

Geneviève Lavertu has expertise in new medical technologies, access and equity in healthcare, business development, health and digital health.

Education

LLB Civil Law, University of Montreal, 1990, Montreal, Canada
LLB Common Law, Dalhousie University, 1991, Halifax, Canada
MSc Econ (Politics of World Economy) , London School of Economics, 1992, London, UK
DAAD Foreign Lawyers Program Alumna, 1995 Tübingen/Dusseldorf, Germany
Diploma of Public Administration, Ecole Nationale d'Administration, 1996, Strasbourg/Paris, France

Language skills

French, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Spanish, Professional working proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

@genlavertu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevieve-lavertu-a208844

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Adi Farjon Israel

Counselor, Embassy of Israel in Berlin
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Subjects of expertise

Foreign policy
Gender issues
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Middle East

Summary of expertise

Adi Farjon Israel has been a career diplomat since 2011.

From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a desk officer for the International Organisations Department, the Eurasia Department and the Latin America Department at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For her first diplomatic position abroad, Adi was posted as First Secretary and Consul in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Since 2014, she has served as spokesperson of the Embassy of Israel in Berlin, Germany.

She started her career as a young professional in the NGO sector, where in her last position she was project manager in the Israel Centre for Civil Society. Through her academic studies and her work she has gained vast knowledge in intercultural trends and integration and acculturation of young immigrants (MA), foreign relations, media analysis and practices of cross-connection between the public and NGO sectors.

Education

B.A, in Art and film history and French culture, 2003, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
M.A. in Culture Research, 2007, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Key news appearances

http://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/article/view/id/28824

http://meedia.de/2015/09/08/israelische-botschaft-erhebt-vorwuerfe-gegen-den-stern-auf-manipulierte-bilder-hereingefallen/

https://www.lkee.de/Wirtschaft-Arbeit/Press-PI-Gedenkveranstaltungen-erinnerten-72-Jahre-nach-Kriegsende.php?object=tx,2112.1&ModID=7&FID=2112.2351.1&NavID=2112.20&La=1

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/German-news-magazine-accused-of-manufacturing-diplomatic-crisis-with-Israel-404778

http://www.imwestenberlins.de/otto-jogmin-der-charlottenburger-hauswirt-der-juden-im-keller-versteckte/

Language skills

Hebrew, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency

Related links

http://embassies.gov.il/berlin/departments/presse/Pages/Pressesprecherin.aspx

https://twitter.com/Adi_Farjon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fembassies.gov.il%2Fberlin%2Fdepartments%2Fpresse%2FPages%2FPressesprecherin.aspx

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Andreas Wittmann

Andreas Wittmann

Managing Director
Linde Hydrogen Concepts GmbH

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Energy
Environment
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Andreas Wittmann has significant work experience in electromobility, renewable energies, climate change and sustainable development. He is passionate about zero-emission mobility, sector coupling and international relations.

Education

B.A. in Business & Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 2006, Munich, Germany
M.A. in Strategy & International Management, St. Gallen Business School, 2009, St. Gallen, Switzerland
M.B.A., Nanyang Business School, 2009, Singapore

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
Spanish, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.beezero.com

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Jasdeep Randhawa

Jasdeep Randhawa

International development and legal consultant
Jasdeep Randhawa

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Climate change
Conflict resolution
Diplomacy
Environment
Food security
Foreign policy
Global governance
Gender issues
Human rights
Migration
Peace and security
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North Africa
North America
Oceania
Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

Jasdeep Randhawa is an international development and legal consultant with more than eight years of work experience spanning five continents. Most recently, for two years, she worked for UN-Habitat, based in Kenya and Thailand. Jasdeep has also served as a law clerk to a senior judge at the Supreme Court of India and as a judicial marshal at the High Court of Hong Kong.
She has consulted for the OECD, the Governments of India, New Zealand and Australia, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on access to water security and sanitation services.
Jasdeep has been selected to represent India at the G20 Youth Forum, and as a fellow of the Global Diplomacy Lab, the BMW Foundation, the Global Governance Futures programme and Global Table, and has presented policy recommendations on global governance issues pertaining to climate change, the refugee crisis, water security, digital technology and the responsibility to protect principle.

Education

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Master in Public Policy (MPP), Political and Economic Development Concentration 2011-13
Oxford University, Exeter College, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), 2010-11
Yale University, Yale Law School Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2008-09
Mumbai University, Government Law College, Mumbai, India, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) 2005- 2007
Bachelor of Legal Science (B.L.S.) 2002-2005

Key Publications

1. Human Interventions in the Earth’s Climate: The Governance of Geoengineering, 2025 (co-authored), 2015
2. Geoengineering: Building a Transnational Legal Regime, Global Policy Journal, 2015
3. Public Space – The Conduit for Realizing Human Rights in Cities for All, The Future of Places III, 2015
4. Partners for Cities 2015 UN-Habitat and the European Union (co-authored), UN-Habitat, 2015
5. Challenges and Responses in the Murray–Darling Basin (co-authored), Water Policy Journal (IWAP) 2014
6. Improving Sanitation Outcomes through Service Level Agreements: A White Paper (co- authored), Gates Foundation, 2014
7. South Asia Water Themes (co-authored), World Bank, 2014
8. Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women in Workplace (co-authored), Oxford Pro Bono Publico, 2011
9. When People Push Boundaries Together: New Ideas for Tackling the Refugee Question (co-authored), GDL, 2016
10. New Tools of Citizens' Diplomacy to Find Solutions in Syria, GDL (co-authored), 2016
11. Water Security, Managing Risks and Tradeoffs (co-authored), OECD, 2013
12. Understanding Judicialization of Mega Politics, Jus Politicum, 2011

Key news appearances

1. http://www.dw.com/en/managing-diversity-in-a-time-of-turmoil/a-38269194
2. http://www.thepost24.com/mumbai-leg-humanitarian-diplomacy-lab-hosts-open-situation-room-water-security/
3. http://www.livelaw.in/in-conversation-with-jasdeep-randhawa-lawyer-and-public-policy-analyst-with-the-united-nations-human-settlements-programme/

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Hindi, Native or bilingual proficiency
Punjabi, Native or bilingual proficiency

Related links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasdeeprandhawa/

https://twitter.com/JasdeepRandhwa?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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Susanne Salz

Susanne Salz

Event Manager (UN) and Founder (UA)
UN SDG Action Campaign & United Actors

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Climate change
Diplomacy
Environment
Global governance
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe

Summary of expertise

Susanne Salz’s key areas of expertise and interest are sustainable development and global governance. She is the founder of United Actors, an innovative start-up in the global governance scene, as well as an event manager at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign. She previously worked as a project manager at the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP). In 2012, Susanne managed the involvement of local governments in the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in her role as Head of the Secretary General’s Office at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Susanne has also worked at UN Volunteers and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In her free time Susanne enjoys rowing and competes in 100km rowing races on the Rhine.

Education

Master of Science in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), 2008, London, UK.
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with French, University of Sussex, 2007, Brighton, UK.
Diplome du Programme International, Sciences Po Paris, 2006, Paris, France.

Language skills

German, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency

Related links

https://www.united-actors.org/
https://sdgactioncampaign.org/
www.linkedin.com/in/susannesalz

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Angelina Davydova

Angelina Davydova

Director
German-Russian Office of Environmental Information

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Climate change
Environment
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Central Asia
Europe

Summary of expertise

Angelina Davydova has more than 15 years’ experience of writing for Russian and international media.

Over the last seven years, she has mostly focused on environmental and climate topics. She also regularly gives speeches, lectures and presentations on these issues, while teaching climate policy, sustainable development, renewable energy, environmental problems and ways to solve them, and environmental journalism at Saint Petersburg State University and other academic institutions.

Angelina is also the director of the NGO German-Russian Office of Environmental Information, which carries out cooperation projects on environmental and climate issues between Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Central Asian countries and the EU (and is possibly open to cooperation with other regions of the world).

Education

B. A. in Economics, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
Reuters Foundation Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2006)
Participant of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley (2012)

Key Publications

https://takiedela.ru/kamchatka/en

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-climatechange-impacts-idUSKBN18Z04Z

http://www.klimaretter.info/umwelt/hintergrund/22744-russland-stellt-sich-auf-klimawandel-ein

Key news appearances

Angelina is a regular contributing author on environmental and climate issues for Russian and international media. Among Russian media outlets, she cooperates with Kommersant, Colta.ru and Environment and Law. She has worked on further international publications for Thomson Reuters, Open Democracy, The Conversation, Science Magazine and Klimaretter.info.

Language skills

Russian, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency

Related links

www.rnei.ru
www.austausch.org
https://www.facebook.com/davydova.angelina
https://twitter.com/angelinadavydov

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Ebru Turhan

Ebru Turhan

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Vice-Director of the Institute of Social Sciences
Turkish-German University

Subjects of expertise

Civil society
Foreign policy
Human rights
Migration
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Middle East

Summary of expertise

Ebru Turhan works as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and as the Vice-Director of the Institute of Social Sciences at the Turkish-German University of Istanbul. She is also a co-coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module INSITER, Inside the Turkey-EU Relations, co-financed by the European Commission. Between September 2013 and November 2014, Ebru was a Mercator-IPC Fellow at the Istanbul Policy Centre (IPC) in the area of EU/German-Turkish relations. Her current research interests lie in EU-Turkey affairs, the institutional architecture of relations between Turkey and the EU/Germany, the EU’s political system, theories of European integration, the German “factor” in EU-Turkey relations, Germany’s European policy, the European refugee crisis/visa liberalisation dialogue between Turkey and the EU, and German-Turkish bilateral relations.

Education

2007-2012, Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany
2004-2006, M.A. in Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy and Society (Euromasters), University of Bath, UK
2000-2004, BA in Economics, University of Marmara, Turkey

Key Publications

Turhan, Ebru (2017), “Thinking out of the accession box: Potentials and limits of internal and external differentiated integration between Turkey and the EU”, CIFE Policy Paper, No. 58, http://www.cife.eu/Ressources/FCK/files/publications/policy%20paper/CIFE_Policy_Paper_58_Thinking_out_of_The_Accession_Box_EU_Turkey_Ebru_Turhan_2017_1.pdf

Turhan, Ebru (2016), “Turkey’s EU Accession Process: Do Member States Matter?”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2016.1198693, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 463-477

Turhan, Ebru (2016), "Europe's Crises, Germany's Leadership and Turkey's EU Accession Process", CESifo Forum, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 25-29

Yorulmazlar, Emirhan and Ebru Turhan (2015), Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Arab Spring: Between Western Orientation and Regional Disorder, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 337-352 (SSCI)

Turhan, Ebru (2012), The European Council Decisions Related to Turkey’s Accession to the EU: Interests vs. Norms, (Baden-Baden: Nomos)

Key news appearances

26 Jun 2017 "Germany says Turkish bodyguards involved in DC skirmish won’t set food on German soil", Washington Post

15 Nov 2016 "Ankara erwartet Gespräch auf Augenhöhe", Deutschlandfunk

4 Jun 2016 "Soykırım' kararı diaspora politikasının testi", Al Jazeera Turk

4 December 2015 "Turkey & EU are back in business, stumbling blocks remain", Arab Weekly

6 Mar 2014 "Unmoralisches Angebot an Ankara?", Tagesspiegel

17 Dec 2013 "EU and Turkey agree new immigration laws", Radio France International




Language skills

Turkish, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency
Chinese (Mandarin), Limited working proficiency
French, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.insiter.tau.edu.tr
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebruturhan
https://tau-tr.academia.edu/EbruTurhan
http://www.ceteus.uni-koeln.de/de/ceteus-team/ceteus-fellows/dr-ebru-turhan/

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Edna Martinez

Edna Martinez

Co-founder
Proactivo Sostenible

Subjects of expertise

Climate change
Energy
Environment
Global governance
Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
Latin America / Caribbean
North America

Summary of expertise

Edna Martinez is a political scientist with extensive education and training in a wide variety of governmental and international affairs and eight years’ experience in developing projects in energy and sustainable consumption and production (waste), sustainable lifestyles and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As a public policy developer, she has been working on analysis, design and implementation of public policies related to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and prevention and integrated waste management for the national government since 2011.

Edna has vast experience in international cooperation with stakeholders for the development and implementation of a wide range of projects related to sustainability, mostly with the United Kingdom, Germany and Latin America.

As a social project designer and manager, Edna has implemented diverse projects involving sustainability, environmental and social issues. She has three years’ experience in the acquisition and allocation of international and national funds for production projects for people with a low income.

Education

Master in Public Policy Analysis, ITESM, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico

Key Publications

Dongxiao, C., Esteves, P.,Martinez, E. & Scholz, I. (2017, May 4). Implementation of the 2030 Agenda by G20 members: how to address the transformative and integrated character of the SDGs by individual and collective action. Retrieved from http://www.g20-insights.org/policy_briefs/implementation-2030-agenda-g20-members-address-transformative-integrated-character-sdgs-individual-collective-action/

Key news appearances

http://micampus.ccm.itesm.mx/web/talento-tec-2015/inicio/-/blogs/buscan-concientizar-sobre-consumo-responsable-en-cumbre-de-negocios-verdes-2013

http://www.udem.edu.mx/Esp/ExaUDEM/Pages/orgullo-exaudem.aspx

Language skills

Spanish, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.proactivosostenible.com

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Enas Halaiqah

Enas Halaiqah

Project Coordinator
GIZ

Subjects of expertise

Sustainable development

Geographic Regions of expertise

Middle East

Summary of expertise

Enas Halaiqah has worked in international relations for ten years and is currently part of a project focused on financial inclusion through digital financial services.

Education

B.A. in German and English, Jordan University
M.A. in Intercultural Communication and European Studies, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Language skills

Arabic, Native or bilingual proficiency
English, Native or bilingual proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency

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Seth Oppenheim

Seth Oppenheim

Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Interantional Affairs

Subjects of expertise

Diplomacy
Foreign policy
Global governance
Human rights
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Europe
North America

Summary of expertise

Seth Oppenheim is a US-trained attorney based in Washington, DC, with extensive government and international organisation experience. He possesses expertise in international and national security law. Before becoming a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, he was an attorney-advisor at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Defense. Among other roles, Seth has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow at the German Federal Foreign Office, a Fulbright Scholar to Austria and to UNESCO in Paris, and a law clerk and attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor of both the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, 2003, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Master of Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna/University of Vienna, 2006, Austria
Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Michigan, 2000, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Michigan, 1999, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
French, Professional working proficiency
German, Professional working proficiency

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Elsa Marie  D’Silva

Elsa Marie D’Silva

Founder & CEO
Red Dot Foundation

Subjects of expertise

Gender issues
Peace and security

Geographic Regions of expertise

Southeast Asia / Pacific

Summary of expertise

Elsa Maria D’Silva has considerable experience in the development sector where she has co-founded two initiatives and worked with an NGO in community organising. Her strengths are providing management expertise to make start-ups operational and establish key processes within the organisation. Her focus has been on women and youth empowerment in the area of gender-based violence.

Elsa is also a trained counsellor in directive and non-directive techniques. Moreover, she is an experienced airline professional capable of successfully guiding change, seizing new opportunities and maximising people’s potential. She has considerable experience in various fields of the airline business, including network planning, pricing, revenue management, reservations, customer service and training, and has a proven ability to solve problems, maximise revenue and improve operations.

Her main areas of expertise are gender activism, social enterprise, network planning, revenue management, cabin safety training and customer service.

Education

Chevening Gurukul at Oxford University, September 2017
Stanford’s Draper Hills Summer School on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, July 2017
Certificate Course on Peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - March 2016
Swedish Institute Management Diploma Program in CSR and Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden, June - Dec 2012
Masters in Business Administration, General Administration, ICFAI University, Jan 2005 - Apr 2009
Diploma in Training & Development, Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi, Jun 2003 - Dec 2004
Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, June 1998 - May 1999
Masters in Arts, English Literature, S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, Jun 1993 - May 1995
Bachelor in Arts, English Literature, Mumbai University, Jun 1990 - May 1993

Key news appearances

http://www.elsamariedsilva.com/my-articles.html
http://www.elsamariedsilva.com/my-speaking-engagements.html
TEDx MidAtlantic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdj9zj-XZVE
Aspen Ideas Festival - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYBjCjCawwU&feature=youtu.be

Language skills

English, Native or bilingual proficiency
Hindi, Limited working proficiency

Related links

www.elsamariedsilva.com
www.safecity.in
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsadsilva/
https://www.facebook.com/elsa.dsilva
https://twitter.com/elsamariedsilva

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