Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative
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Dr. Esra Çuhadar 


  • Non-Resident Fellow


Dr. Esra Çuhadar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University in Turkey. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University during the 2011-2012 academic year. Before Bilkent University, she worked at Sabancı University. Dr. Cuhadar received her M.A and Ph.D. and an advanced graduate certificate in Applied Conflict Resolution from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.  She completed a Syracuse University award-winning dissertation in 2005 on Track Two diplomacy. Dr. Cuhadar received one of the Young Scientist Awards (BAGEP) by the Science Academy in Turkey and received research grants from USIP, Sabanci University, TUBITAK, and German Marshall Fund. Besides her research in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, she has conducted numerous trainings and consultations in negotiation and mediation processes for various groups and organizations in Turkey and elsewhere. She has been working as a regional mediator for the World Bank in Turkey and Caucasus since 2011. She was elected as a member of the International Society for Political Psychology Governing Council (2010-2012) and also served as a board member of the European Mediation Network Initiative.