Tunç Ekin Yavuz

MPA, Field II - International Development
School of Public & International Affairs
Class of 2025
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Tunç holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Boğaziçi University where he served as the President of the Undergraduate Student Council during his senior year. He spent his junior year of high school in Massachusetts with the U.S. State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Program and completed his study abroad semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to Princeton, Tunç worked at Kale Group of Companies, one of Turkey’s largest industrial groups, supporting the company’s corporate, public, and international affairs along with coordinating Kale Foundation’s international initiatives, working directly with senior leadership. Before that he was at Koç Holding where he was tasked with a similar role. Tunç has volunteered for different causes including intercultural exchange and dialogue, environmental protection, and promotion of sustainable development goals. At Princeton, he hopes to further his understanding of the relationship between development, regime types, and foreign policy.
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