GRF Young Scholars Program
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GRF Young Scholars Program, First Round Meetings of the 2018 Term (Second Group)


GRF Young Scholars Program,
First Round Meetings of the 2018 Term (Second Group)


Due to the consistent increase in attention and the number of qualified applications, the participation rate in our program has increased in capacity compared to previous years. Accordingly the 2018 term of GRF Young Scholars Program, the program for Turkish undergraduate students from the prominent universities of Turkey and the world, has taken place in two groups.

The first round meetings of the 2018’s second group took place on December 23-24-25 at the Robert College.

Throughout the sessions led by GRF Vice-Chairman and President Memduh Karakullukçu, the discussions were based on the articles written by leading academics and intellectuals of the world, and were held with the active as well as sustained participation of the students.

During the remaining sessions, GRF Members; Dr. Aslıhan Selimbeyoğlu, Undersecretary (F) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador (R) Özdem Sanberk, and Vice-Chairwoman of Doğan Holding A.Ş. Mrs. Hanzade Doğan Boyner gave presentations and shared their assessments on “Behavioral Economics”, “The Structural Problems of Turkish Foreign Policy” and “Tech Entrepreneurship in Turkey”, respectively.

Participants: Ceyda Nur Akgöl (Boğaziçi University), Deniz Aycan (Koç University), Berkeren Büyükören (University of Bologna), Pelin Çetin (Columbia University), Zülal Erdoğan (Galatasaray University), Mert Gülsün (Koç University), Ebru Kaşıkaralar (UC Berkeley), İzzet Kebudi (Columbia University), Nihan Kır (Galatasaray University), Defne Şara Kocaman (Leiden University), Emre Kösemen (Boğaziçi University), Yasemen Öner (Koç University), Safa Şahin (Boğaziçi University), Berke Şengün (Koç University)