Diba Nigar Göksel (Turkey/US) is a Senior Analyst for ESI covering Turkey and the Caucasus. Since 2003, she has also been the editor-in-chief of the Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ). Nigar studied international relations at Koç University in Istanbul. She began her professional career in 1998 in Washington DC, first working at the Embassy of Azerbaijan and subsequently at TÜSIAD-US (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmens Association, Washington Office). After returning to Istanbul in 2001, she was Country Director at IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board), project manager at TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) and the Secretary-General for International Relations at the ARI Movement, an NGO promoting a strong civil society in Turkey. Nigar Göksel regularly writes on Turkey and the Caucasus for various publications and platforms, focusing largely on women's issues, civil society development and relations with the EU. She joined ESI in 2004. Since September 2011, she has worked part-time for ESI.
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