Nur Cagri Konur, 2011, Turkey

Foreign Trade Expert, Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade - Ankara, Turkey

On the flexibility of the curriculum: The flexibility of the interdisciplinary curriculum allows me to focus on more than one field of study. At Fletcher, I enhanced my academic background in the field of international trade as well as law and development. At the same time, I was able to improve my skills as a negotiator and leader. By learning to examine policy issues with tools from multiple disciplines, you begin to see the big picture and in turn have the ability to make a difference in the lives of people.

My plans for my international life after Fletcher: After Fletcher, I participated in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations on behalf of Turkey. Thanks to Fletcher, I am well equipped with the experience, background, and multi-dimensional perspective to contribute to the development of policies on trade for the smooth and equitable functioning of the international system to benefit the whole.

Favorite magazine:

The Economist

Favorite book:

The Dark Half

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Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • International Trade and Commercial Policies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Med Club

Education before Fletcher

  • MA, International Relations, Bilkent University
  • BSc, International Relations, Middle East Technical University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Foreign Trade Specialist, Department of Americas, Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade; Turkey
  • International Relations and Economics Specialist, Department of Greece, Turkish General Staff; Turkey
  • Executive Assistant, Department of Geopolitical and Strategic Research, Eurasian Strategic Research Center; Turkey


  • Turkish
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English