Ibrahim Kalin

Deputy Undersecretary Turkey

Ibrahim Kalin, Ph. D., is Assistant Undersecretary of State and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey. Dr. Kalin is the founding director of the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research based in Ankara, Turkey and served as its director from 2005 to 2009. As a broadly trained scholar of philosophy and Islamic studies, he has taught courses on Islamic philosophy, comparative philosophy, Islam - West relations and Turkish foreign policy. His field of concentration is post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy with research interests in comparative philosophy and Muslim - Christian relations. He has served as spokesperson for A Common Word, a major initiative to improve Muslim - Christian relations. He is a fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim - Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. He received his Ph. D. from the George Wash- ington University.