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Haldun Yavaş

Serves as the Secretary General of the Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN), Haldun Yavas graduated from Dowling College in New York He also completed Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program of Strategic Management for Leaders of Non-Governmental Organizations Mr Yavaş is the owner of Hazar World, Journal of Caspian Affairs and Caspian Report journals on behalf of the Institute He is also a member of the Editorial Board of “GLOBAL-Turk” journal, the monthly publication of Turkic Academy He is an active member of international non-governmental organizations such as Clinton Global Initiative, a non-partisan organization that convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems He is also a member of Chatham House, the second most influential think tank throughout the world He has been the chair of “Caspian Forum 2012” held in Istanbul, Four Seasons Hotel on December 5-6, 2012; “Caspian Forum New York 2013” held in Waldorf Astoria Hotel on September 25, 2013; “Caspian Forum 2013” held in İstanbul, Ciragan Palace on December 4-5, 2013; and “Caspian Forum Brussels 2014” held at the European Parliament on March 5, 2014 Mr Yavaş is married with three children