Kadir Ayhan works as the Academic Coordinator at Istanbul Culture Center located in Gangnam, Seoul. Ayhan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies. His research interests include public diplomacy, soft power theory, NGOs, civil society and non-state actors’ role in international politics.

Ayhan graduated from The University of Auckland (New Zealand) with double majors in Economics and International Trade before joining Seoul National University for studying master’s program which he graduated with High Honor Award and Distinguished Thesis Award.

He occasionally contributes articles to books, research centers and newspapers.

Ayhan is appointed as Honorary Envoy for Korea’s Public Diplomacy by the Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2013 January. He is fluent in Turkish, English and Korean.


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