DUYGU PEKMEN

 

Current Address:
Flat 7, 90 Holland Road
London W14 8 BN UK
dpekman@yahoo.com
(44) 0790 660 6656

Present Address:
557 Logan Place, Apt. 9
Newport News, VA 23601, USA
dpekman@yahoo.com     
                                                                      

 

EDUCATION: 
                          University of London, King’s College,
London, UK

                          Master of Arts in Mediterranean Studies, January 2005

                          Merit (Graduated as 2nd top student)

                          Thesis: Turkish – Greek Rapprochement: Testing the Waters in the

                          Mediterranean (1999-2002)

 

                            Tulane University, Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA, USA

                           Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations, May 2001,GPA: 3.0

                             Tulane University Scholarship (1997-2001)

                             Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society (2000-present)

                               

                            American University of Paris, Paris, France

                            Summer Abroad, 2000

 

EXPERIENCE:

                          Policy Action

                          Research Assistant (Intern)                             London, UK (9/2005-1/2006)

                          Conducted research and contributed to and draft briefs, articles, and policy

                          position papers of the consultancy firm.  Created presentations on public affairs

                          topics. Managed office from the London end, in coordination with the larger

                          office in Brussels.   

 

                          Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions

                          Student Advisor                                                     London, UK (6-12/2005)

                          Advised, counseled, and serviced students. Assisted the Center Manager or

                          other marketing personnel in the administration of Kaplan marketing seminars.

 

                          Olay Newspaper, London, UK                                                                    

                          International Relations Analyst                     London, UK (10/2004-1/2005)

                          Wrote weekly opinion articles regarding political and economic developments

                          in Turkey for the local Turkish newspaper.

 

                          United Nations Volunteers Online ARLAC Newsletter

                          Online Volunteer (Journalist)                                          (10/2002-10/2003)                             

                          Conducted research and interviews with UN Volunteers in the Middle East and

                          wrote articles about their field experiences. Obtained UN Volunteer Certificate

                          of Excellence.

 

              United Nations Information Technology and Services

              Online Volunteer (Editor)                                                           (3-10/2002) 

              Edited and managed one of the sub-sections of the Knowledge Base of the

                          organization. Knowledge Base is an online resource prepared to help 

                          Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) volunteers currently

                          serving UNV-related projects.

 

                          American Council for the United Nations University

                            Intern                                                              Washington, DC (6-8/2001)

                            Edited the United Nations University research and condensed it for the

                          AC/UNU Listserv. Represented the Executive Director at UN meetings. 

                          Provided general administrative support.          

 

SKILLS:              

v      Computer: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

v      Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), French (Working knowledge)

v      Ability to relate to people from varying backgrounds

 

ACTIVITIES:  

v      Westway Climbing Center member (2005-present)

v      Secretary of Multicultural Council of Tulane University (2000-2001)

v      Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority (1998-present)

v      Director of Publication of International Students Association of Tulane  (1998-2000)