Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı is the director of German Marshall Fund of the United States Ankara Office where he provides overall strategic direction and leadership for the organization’s work in and on Turkey. He writes and speaks extensively on transatlantic relations, Turkish foreign policy, and Turkish domestic politics, and is frequently quoted in outlets such as New York Times, AFP, Financial Times, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Nikkei and Al Monitor in addition to Turkish language outlets. Prior to joining GMF, he was the manager of the Resource Development Department of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey. Previously, Ünlühisarcıklı worked as the director of the ARI Movement, a Turkish NGO promoting participatory democracy, and as a consultant at AB Consulting and Investment Services. After graduating from the Robert College (Istanbul), Ünlühisarcıklı received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marmara University and his master’s degree from Koç University in Istanbul. He speaks fluent English in addition to his native Turkish.