Dr Ozgur Tufekci has received a nomination for an internationally recognised award for his entrepreneurial activities in the field of peace and reconciliation. The Education UK Alumni Awards recognise business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders across the globe that have demonstrated how their UK education has contributed to their subsequent success.

Dr Ozgur Tufekci has established the Centre for Strategic Research & Analysis (CESRAN). A non-partisan, non-profit research centre which aims to become a leading academic think tank within the field of political science and international relations.

Currently ranked within the top 150 International think tanks, CESRAN has already made an impact within the academic landscape: with research produced from the centre used to assist public and private sector decision-makers on issues concerning international relations, foreign policy analysis and the international political economy.