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Dr. Uygar Özesmi serves on the global management team of Change.org as the Regional Director of Eastern Europe and West Asia. Change.org is the largest citizen petition platform in the world, and 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.