Biography

Dr. Altay Atlı is an academic, a writer and a business consultant, working on issues related to global political economy, international business, economic diplomacy, with a focus on Turkey and the Asia-Pacific region. He is an adjunct professor teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses at Koç University and Boğaziçi University, a research associate at Sabancı University's Istanbul Policy Center, and a senior consultant at the private business advisory and education firm Intelcon.

After graduating from the German High School of Istanbul, Dr. Atlı received a B.A. degree in economics from Boğaziçi University; a M.A. degree in international business from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia; and completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Boğaziçi University.  His previous work experience includes positions at the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK), as well as at the Australian Trade Commission, Bahçeşehir University’s Asia-Pacific Research Center and Boğaziçi University's Asian Studies Center.

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. Dr. Atlı was also a visiting fellow at the Center of Global Studies of Shanghai University in China.

Dr. Atlı is a member of the China Network of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD); writes regular columns for the Hong Kong based Asia Times and the Turkish Anadolu Agency; appears on programs in channels like Bloomberg, BBC World, Turkish Radio Television (TRT), TvNet, CCTV, Channel News Asia, China Radio International commenting on developments in Asian economies and Turkey’s relations with Asian countries; and authors a blog on Asian current affairs.

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