Dr. Altay Atlı is co-teaching the “Exploring Contemporary Turkey” course at Bing Overseas Studies program hosted by Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and Department of International Relations of Koç University, as well as the Asian Studies program of Boğaziçi University, and the founding director of “Atlı Global”, an Istanbul-based boutique advisory firm providing consulting and executive training services on global affairs and international business. His areas of academic interest include international political economy, economic diplomacy, business-government relations and the political economy of Turkish foreign policy. A graduate of the German High School (Deutsche Schule) in Istanbul, he completed a B.A. degree in Economics at Boğaziçi University, an M.A. degree in International Business at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Boğaziçi University. Dr. Atlı was affiliated with Boğaziçi University’s Asian Studies Center as well as Sabancı University Istanbul Policy Center, and he also worked as research coordinator at Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK). Dr. Atlı was chosen a "Global Emerging Voices Fellow” by Torino World Affairs Institute, in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Australian National University, and Stiftung Mercator; and he was recognized as a “Young Academics Fellow” by the Global Relations Forum. He is an expert member at the China Network of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) and he regularly appears on programs in channels like Bloomberg, BBC World, Turkish Radio Television (TRT), Ekotürk, TvNet, CGTN, NHK Japan, Channel News Asia, China Radio International, commenting on developments in global affairs and Turkey’s international relations. Dr. Atlı is also involved in sports management and he is currently a board member at the Turkish Handball Federation.