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June 21, 14:00pm, Media Center will host a press conference on Turkey: Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Prospects well known Turkish social entrepreneur, Ashoka fellow and member of Ashoka Turkey Council Itir Erhart.

 Itır is also the co-founder of two social enterprises, Adim Adim (Step by Step), and Açık Açık (Openly). In 2009 she was featured on CNN Turk’s “Turkey’s Changemakers”. In 2014 she became an Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka was founded in India in 1980 to support leading social entrepreneurs in the world.

Dr. Itır Erhart studied philosophy and Western Languages & Literatures at Boğaziçi University. She completed her M.Phil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. In 2001 she started teaching at Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Media and Communication Systems. In 2006 she earned her PhD from Boğaziçi University in philosophy. In 2015 she became an associate professor.



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