Deniz Ulke Aribogan is a Professor of International Relations at Istanbul University and a Senior Fellow of CRIC (Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict) at the University of Oxford.
She was previously the Rector of Bahcesehir University from 2007-10. She lectures at Istanbul University, Istanbul Bilgi University, the Turkish War College and Turkish Air Force Academy on International Security and Terrorism.
Professor Aribogan was a Member of the Istanbul Bilgi University Board of Trustees until 2014. She chairs the President of the Advisory Board of Istanbul Bilgi University and the Advisory Council of the Caspian Strategic Institute. She is a member of IDI (International Dialogue Initiative), a private, international, multidisciplinary group comprised of psychoanalysts, academics, diplomats, and other professionals. IDI aims to examine large group differences, and the emotionally charged perception of those differences, for the purpose of understanding the effect of past trauma on present concerns and the contribution of large group identity anxieties to divisiveness and conflict.
Professor Aribogan was assigned as a Wisemen Committee member (head of Marmara region) by the Turkish government, established for the Kurdish Peace process in 2013, as a result of her work on the issue of building peaceful solutions to terrorism problems over several years.
Professor Aribogan is the author of 9 books and several academic articles as well as many media pieces. She is known for her efforts for empowering women in society and in the Turkish business community. She is a founding member of Turkish Businesswomen Association (TIKAD) and The ’’Women on Board” cross-company mentoring programme. She has also been a WAAS (World Academy of Arts and Sciences) fellow since 2005.