Sami graduated from Sabanci University with a degree in Social and Political Sciences and received his postgraduate certification from King’s College London. His areas of interest are minority rights, social justice and conflict studies, which he focused on while studying part time at University of Amsterdam. Sami spent his summers researching issues ranging from voting behavior in Turkey to sexual orientation and health policy in Europe. He is in the process of publishing two papers with the data he collected. He volunteered at several environmental projects, refugee camps and social transformation initiatives. Additionally, Sami was a Lantos Fellow working for Congressman Pascrell in 2013, working mainly on labour and environmental issues. Sami is a 2012 Humanity in Action Senior Fellow.
Updated December 2017