January 1, 2017
She is currently:
► elected member of the largest pan-European political party represented in the European Parliament, (PES) Presidency Council
► member of the ‘Progressive Alliance’ Steering Committee
► recognized by the Diplomatic Courier magazine and the YPFP in Washington DC among the most influential young foreign policy leaders in the world.
► founder and manager of the Brussels-based cultural diplomacy platform
► the EU representative in Brussels of the CHP
► a non-resident Transatlantic fellow of the SAIS (Johns Hopkins University – Washington DC)
► leader of the educational initiative, the Sinif-1B
► poet, member of the Brussels Poetry Collective of Passaporta and Siirden poetry magazine’s editorial board
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Kader Sevinç is an honors graduate from the Akdeniz University, completed Jean Monnet European Integration Program (2005), pursued “business communication” training at the Harvard University and obtained her MA in International Relations from CERIS/Paris XI University with “grande distinction” (Thesis: Theories of International Negotiation, European Union’s Enlargement and the Turkish Case”). As a Visiting Fellow at Center for Transatlantic Relations/SAIS-Johns Hopkins University in 2012, Sevinç worked on the Transatlantic Relations and their implications on Turkey. She is currently a non-resident Transatlantic fellow of the CTR/ SAIS.
She previously worked as researcher in the Akdeniz University’s EU research center, as manager in the private sector and as political advisor from 2005 to 2008 in the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2008 she was appointed as the CHP Representative to the EU and in 2010 she was elected as a PES Presidency Council member (Party of European socialists & democrats). She is also steering committee member of the Progressive Alliance, the platform for the progressive parties all around the world.
She was awarded by the Turkish Industry and Business Association for her entrepreneurship project, by the European Commission for her project entitled “Turkey’s transformation and human capital in the EU accession process” and by Young Tourism Leaders for her contribution to Turkey’s image abroad. In 2013 Kader Sevinç was recognized by the Diplomatic Courier magazine and the YPFP in Washington DC among the most influential young foreign policy leaders in the world.
Kader Sevinç served as vice-president of TOSED (Turkish Business Association-Brussels), member of the EU advisory board of Kagider (Women Entrepreneurs Association). Ms Sevinç is currently a European board member of the environmental NGO TEMA, member of Ka-Der (Association to Support the Women in Politics) and EU adviser for Forum Istanbul.
She is a co-author of the political poetry book “The European Constitution in Verse” (2009, Brussels) and played in the theater show of “100% Brussels” within the framework of Belgium’s largest theater festival.
Her poetry book “Kırık Ülke” (Broken Country) was published and her bi-lingual jazz/poetry album “River-long Loneliness” was released in 2014.
In 2015 she was invited to contribute to an artistic project on the city and art by Brussels Fine Arts Center – BOZAR and Goethe Institute. Her poem originally written in English about the EU district of Brussels was exhibited in BOZAR. The poem was translated in to Dutch by leading Belgian literature magazine DW B and published in “Atlas Brussel”, a literary guide for Brussels. She also contributed to the collective books “Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium”, “Women Voices”, “Turkish Poetry by Women Poets” published between 2015-2017.
Selected publications, conference papers and interviews in English:
Women rights and social democracy in Turkey , Social Europe
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