Senem B. Çevik is a lecturer at University of California Irvine (UCI) Program in International Studies teaching public diplomacy and international communication. She is also Tobis Fellow at UCI’s Center on Ethics and Morality. She has taught public diplomacy at Ankara University and political psychology at Atılım University prior to joining UC Irvine. Çevik is involved with various citizen diplomacy initiatives. She is a faculty facilitator with the Olive Tree Initative (OTI) program UCLA campus and a fellow with the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI) and also serves on the committee of the Turkey-Israel Civil Society Forum (TICSF). Çevik was a fellow at the Bennington College CAPA Institute in 2016. She is a blogger for University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy and 2015-2016 Contributing Scholar. She is the co-editor with Philip Seib of Turkey’s Public Diplomacy (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015) and has published various chapters in Turkey’s development and humanitarian aid both in English and Turkish. Her current research focuses on grassroots diplomacy in peace-building and humanitarian aid.


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