Transnational NGO Initiative and Moynihan European Research Centers present: Dr. Uygar �zesmi
341 Eggers Hall
Transnational NGO Initiative and Moynihan European Research Centers Present: State of Civil Society Organizations in Turkey by Dr. Uygar Özesmi
Join Dr. Özesmi for a discussion on the state of civil society in Turkey, including an analysis of the legal environment, state of funding, public perceptions, and current trends and topics. He will also examine how the state of civil society is progressing, and what the future holds.
Dr. Özesmi serves on the global management team of Change.org, the largest global citizen petition platform – an exciting new form of digitally facilitated citizen activism. He is a scientist and activist in the areas of civil society and the environment. He received a MSc degree in Environmental Science at Ohio State University as a Fulbright Scholar and a PhD as a MacArthur Scholar in Conservation Biology and Development and Social Change at the University of Minnesota. He has worked as Assistant Professor and Chair of Environmental Science at Erciyes University (2000-2004); Environmental Specialist at the United Nations Development Program (2004-2006); Executive Director of the TEMA Foundation (2006-2008), and Greenpeace Mediterranean (2008-2012). Dr. Özesmi is currently on the board of CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation.
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