NACIYE SELIN SENOCAK Chair Holder for UNESCO for Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education, Turkey

Professor Naciye Selin Senocak is Political Scientist, Chair Holder of UNESCO Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education, Director of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies Center ,  Researcher for the European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID),  President of KARAD (BlackSea Women Association for Sustainable Development) and Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform  Steering Committee Board Member . She served as Deputy Dean at Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne – EPFL (Swiss Federal İnstitute of Technology)  She was the Founding Director of Occidental Studies Applied Research Center at IAU. Visiting professor at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy(ADA) and ETHZ (Swiss Federal Instıtute of Technology Zurich).

She graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales, where she obtained her PhD’s degree on International Relations, Strategy and Diplomacy. She studied at Sciences-Po Paris, Université de la Sorbonne and CNAM Paris/ParisTech. She is an International Relations expert with a real passion in the cultural field and development. She focuses her academic career and research studies on cultural diplomacy and implementation of educational system in emerging countries.  Senocak, teaches, publishes, and organizes initiatives in the field of  international relations, conflict resolution, cultural diplomacy and sustainable development with a focus on intercultural dialogue between Western and Muslim countries.