Mehmet Ali Caliskan

Director, Reform Institute

Mehmet Ali Caliskan is director of Reform Institute, a think-tank organization studies on democratization, economics, and social policies to contribute improvement of democratic politics in Turkey. He received his B.A from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and M.A from the Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University (METU). He is among the founders of the YADA Foundation which studies on the impact of civil society organizations (CSO’s) over citizens’ opinions and decisions of government and private sector. He is also founder of ADHOC and TEAM Research Companies. ADHOC conducts surveys on reputation from a sociological perspective. TEAM, on the other hand, works on voting behaviors.