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Social Media Workshop Series for Future Leaders

April 15, 2014 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

In cooperation with Georgetown University Turkish Students Association, American Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC) is pleased to launch 'Social Media Workshop for Future Leaders' event series.

The guest speaker of the launch event will be Mr. Baybars Örsek, an experienced social entrepreneur and consultant. He wil discuss the importance of social media and personal branding.

Mr. Baybars Örsek is the founder and CEO of Istanbul Solution Center. He is also the Chairman of Association for Dialogue for Common Future, and the General Coordinator of

To RSVP, please contact Ms. Handan Uslu at before April 14th.

April 15 Tuesday / 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Healy Hall 103
Georgetown University
37 O Street NW
Washington DC

About the Speaker:
Baybars Örsek was born in İstanbul in 1986. He completed his secondary education at Beşiktaş Anatolian High School. He holds his Bachelors degree in International Relations from İstanbul Bilgi University and obtained Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabancı University. Baybars Örsek is pursuing his PhD program on Political Science at Yeditepe University.

 Baybars Örsek performed in the Non-governmental Organization activities during his higher education life, alongside his participations in politics. He acted as project coordinator primarily in Young Leaders of Anatolia and in many others. Working voluntarily in a think-tank in Toronto for the children to reach private educational institutions, Örsek achieved success in the USA capital Washington DC with being the first non-American citizen positioned as intern in ‘Turkish Coalition of America’ in 2010. In 2010, Baybars Örsek attended a one-month programme on ‘Preventing political conflicts’ at the University of Maryland and in this respect, he pioneered in organizing a workshop on citizen diplomacy between Turkey and Armenia with the participation of Turkish and Armenian university students and getting the results available for public.


Baybars Örsek attended two different political exchange programs covering Lebanon, Qatar and United Arab Emirates and shared ideas with the leading characters of the mentioned countries in politics, economy and social issues.


After serving as a coordinator at Istanbul Bilgi University Platform for Global Challenges for two years, Baybars Örsek is currently acting as the Founder & CEO of Istanbul Solution Center, and General Coordinator of