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Ayşegül Erdem Ventura joined TPQ in March 2019 as the Managing Editor, and is now the Editor in Chief of TPQ. She graduated from Bilkent International School after completing the  International Baccalaureate Program in 2010. She majored in Business Administration at Istanbul University and completed a master’s degree in International Management at ESADE Business School. She also holds a Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics in the field of International Relations. Prior to joining TPQ, Ayşegül worked in international civil society organizations such as Save the Children, mainly focusing on the humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis. She also worked in International Cooperation Platform, an Istanbul based think tank operating under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.

Rana joined TPQ in June 2019 as Assistant Editor. She graduated from Bogazici University with a degree in Western Languages and Literatures. Prior to joining TPQ, she has held internships at non-governmental organizations ATA-DC (American-Turkish Association of Washington D.C.) and ATAA (Assembly of Turkish-American Associations) in Washington D.C., as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, Turkey. She also studied abroad for a semester in 2017 at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Cemile Çetin became the administrative supervisor of the TPQ and joined the board of directors of the Social Participation and Development Foundation in 2009. Cemile became involved in the ARI Movement in 1995 where she worked as an organizer, assistant, office manager, and accountant within the civil society division of the movement until 2008. During her tenure at ARI Movement, she participated in the logistical organization of a number of important projects such as the “Human Rights for Everyone” and “Young Women are Ready for Involvement” programs.

Teoman joined TPQ as an intern in September 2019. He holds an A.B in Government from Harvard College, and an MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies from the University of St. Andrews. In the past, he has worked as a researcher with HBS (Harvard Business School) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), focusing on issues of security, democratisation, and education. He also writes articles on climate change and environmental policy online at Sense & Sustainability.

Süreya Martha Köprülü joined TPQ in March of 2014, recently becoming the new Editor in Chief in Fall 2015. She graduated from the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City in 2009, after spending a year abroad (2006-7) at Robert College in Istanbul. She attended Brown University, majoring in Political Science and Middle East studies and completed her capstone thesis on Lebanese Diaspora Art. Prior to joining TPQ, Sureya was involved in Brown University’s archaeological dig in Petra, Jordan for multiple years and worked at New York-based Public Relations firm, Lou Hammond & Associates.

Ali Cihan Sarıkaya is a Media Coordinator at Opel Turkey. Prior to Opel, he was first Associate Editor and then Managing Editor at TPQ. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in International Relations at Galatasaray University. His studies are focused on security issues such as military interventions, energy politics, threats to global security, and the relevance of military organizations. Cihan became an editorial advisor in 2016.

Arda Batu is the Secretary General of Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED) since June 2014. Arda also serves on the executive board of Centre for Economics and foreign Policy Studies (EDAM). His career began in 2004 at Yeditepe University’s Political Science and International Relations Department where he served as a research assistant. In 2006, Arda joined the ARI Movement becoming a board member in 2008 for five years before leaving in 2013. He transitioned to the corporate sector with HB Consultancy Group in 2007 whilst continuing his professional affiliation with the university. His keen interests in government relations and strategic communications led him to London-based consultancy, Aleph Consulting in 2010, and then to Istanbul-based regional corporate communications firm, StratejiCo in 2012. Arda has been an editorial advisor for TPQ since 2009.

Foreword As part of a new series of debates we hope to ignite on the evolving world order, TPQ’s Winter 2020/21 edition explores the question of how the US’s changing role amid ongoing tensions with global powers will shape the upcoming decade. Topics such as the Trump administration’s domestic and foreign policy decisions and its reflections on...