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Mehmet Arda

Mehmet Arda Member of the Executive Board of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), he is the retired Head of the Commodities Branch at UNCTAD where he worked for 25 years. He was Professor of International Relations and Economics at Galatasaray University, Istanbul (2007-2013) and adjunct professor at Koc University. He is also active in Global Relations Forum (GIF). He is a founding member of SenDeGel, a civil society organization providing development assistance to Least Developed Countries. Occasionally he undertakes consultancy work for the United Nations and the Turkish Government. He has a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College, and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His interest in commodity issues continues and his current research focuses on the governance of globalization, international trade and the process of development in a globalized world;┬ámultilateral and regional trade agreements; Least Developed Countries; South-South economic relations and development cooperation; international value chains; natural resource management. [email protected]