Ahmet O. Evin, founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor Emeritus at Sabanci University, serves as Senior Scholar and Board Member of the Istanbul Policy Center. As a Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, he held, until recently, the Jean Monnet Chair of European Policy Studies, as well as the Anna Lindh-La Caixa Chair for Euro-Mediterranean Studies at Sabanci University. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Columbia University. He has been a senior fellow of the Transatlantic Academy (Washington, DC) and an Alexander Onassis Senior Fellow at Eliamep, Athens. He serves on the Advisory Board and is currently a senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies Köszeg. Professor Evin has previously taught at Harvard, NYU, University of Pennsylvania (where he was Director of the Middle East Center), the University of Hamburg and Bilkent University (where he headed the Political Science department). He has served as Director of Education of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Paris and Geneva), and advisory board member of the Aga Khan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences – East Africa. His corporate management experience includes Philip Morris International. He has authored or edited over 10 volumes on politics, culture, and development, and currently serves on the editorial boards of five international journals.