Burak Küntay | MEMBER

Burak Küntay was born in Ankara in 1979. After graduating from Istek Foundation’s Bilge Kagan High School he moved to the United States for his B.A. degree. He received his B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University on Political Science and his M.A. degree on International Relations from the same University. He received a PhD degree on Political Science and International Relations.

He has pursued academic studies on various subjects, but especially on American government system, U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East politics. After interning in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson he worked as a member of the Board of Trustees and Foundation Council at Florida Atlantic University.

Burak Küntay is the President of the School of Government and Leadership and Founding President of the American Studies Center of Bahçeşehir University. Besides being a faculty member of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, he is the Dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences. He is also an advisor to the President of the University.

He is the foreign policy advisor of NTV and a columnist writing for Hürriyet daily news. He has been a columnist at Dünya daily news for an extended period of time before he transferred to Hürriyet.

He is a board member of American-Turkish Council (ATC) and the Chairman of Education Committee of ATC. He is also a member of the executive committees of Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK), Turkey-Canada Business Council and Turkey-Central America and Caribbean Business Council, which are all part of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK).