Arjun Appadurai
Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Ute Meta Bauer
Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

John Freely
Urban historian and author

Gülru Necipoğlu
Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Director of the Aga Khan Program of Islamic Architecture, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

İlber Ortaylı
Historian and Director, Topkapi Palace Museum (2005 -2012)

David Ricks
Professor of Modern Greek and Comaparative Literature, King’s College London


Saskia Sassen

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Yücel Yılmaz

Member of Board of Trustees, Kadir Has University