Fuat Keyman

Sabanci University

Advisory Board, Advisory Board member

Fuat Keyman

Fuat Keyman is the Director of Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations at Sabanc─▒ University. Dr. Keyman is a leading Turkish political scientist and an expert on civil society development, democratization, globalization, international relations, and Turkey – EU relations.

Prior to joining Sabanc─▒ University, Dr. Keyman taught at the Department of International Relations of Koç University from 2002 to 2010, and at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University between 1994 and 2002. He was also Visiting Professor at Carleton University in the summer of 1997. He has received numerous prestigious grants from the EU Framework Programme and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He has been the research director of various projects such as Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington’s Many Civilizations, CIVICUS and Mapping Civil Society in Turkey. He holds several post-Doctoral Fellowships from Wellesley College and Harvard University.  He received his Ph.D. in Political Science, with concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Carleton University. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

Dr. Keyman has conducted extensive research and written copiously on the political and social trends in Turkey, urban transformation in Anatolian cities, symbiotic relationship between globalization and local development, as well as the impact of this relation on Turkey’s bid for joining the European Union, and the culture of living together in Turkey.  He is the author and editor of over fifteen books, including Transforming Turkey in a Globalizing World; Democratization, Globalization (Upcoming), Cities: The Transformation of Anatolia, the Future of Turkey (2010), Competing Nationalism in Turkey (2010), Turkey in a Globalizing World (2020), Remaking Turkey, Globalization, Alternative Modernities and Democracy (2008), Turkish Politics in a Changing World (2007), Citizenship in a Global World: European Questions and Turkish Experiences (2005), and Changing World, Transforming Turkey (2005). 

 Dr. Keyman has also authored numerous articles published in prestigious international journals with peer review such as New Perspectives, European Journal of Social Theory, Theory Culture & Society, and Review of International Political Economy. He is a weekly contributor to Radikal, an influential Turkish newspaper with high quality analyses on current affairs. He appears frequently on news programs to comment on the developments in domestic and international politics. He has been a member of respected international academic boards such as the International Studies Association and served on the editorial boards of the journals published by these organizations.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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