Ms. Ilke Dagli was the Turkish Speaking (North) Coordinator for the UNDP funded project Civil Society Dialogue, in which she collaborates with Tatjana Taraszow (in charge for the South). İlke is a trained SDDP facilitator with extensive experience in co-laboratories involving politicians, economists and media people. She worked closely with Aleco Christakis, President of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras in furthering the applicability of structured dialogue.
İlke has been a peace practitioner and researcher for over 16 years and a peace activist for over two decades. She has degree in European and International Politics from University of Northumbria, an MSc in Security and Development from the University of Bristol, and a PhD on Security, Identity and Peacebuilding from the University of Warwick.
Before her academic career at Warwick and Exeter Universities, where she taught World Politics and International Principles of Business respectively, Ilke worked as a project coordinator, project developer, consultant and facilitator for civil society and small-medium enterprise development projects in partnership with UN and EU agencies as well as a consultant for polling companies in Cyprus. She co-authored and coordinated myriad successful peacebuilding programmes such as The Civil Society Dialogue, Cyprus Community Media Centre, Access Info Cyprus, Play for Peace and ENGAGE Do Your Part for Peace.
İlke’s peace work dates back to 1996 as a youth activist. In 2007, Ilke started to work with Cyprus EU Association and Future Worlds Centre and then continued her practitioner work in Cyprus until 2012, after which she moved to the UK for her PhD. Her work in Cyprus did not stop during her academic career but transformed from practice to scholarly work.
İlke joined SeeD Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development as a Senior Security Researcher in 2016 and worked on the Security Dialogue Initiative (SDI). SDI was an evidence-based novel initiative that supported the peace negotiations and Track 1 towards a shared understanding around endogenous resilience and transitionary security arrangements. İlke transitioned into the role of Head of Programmes and Field Operations in 2017, overseeing SeeD's global programmes and research efforts as well as R&D work on constructive citizenship and economic resilience. İlke continues to serve as one of the senior executives as SeeD as the Head of Partnerships and Growth, and provides mentorship to different programmes with a focus on Ukraine and Cyprus portfolios.
Publications Lordos A. and Dagli I. (2019). Social Contract Building for Peace: Dissonant Duello of Sub-National Social Contracts in Cyprus. UNDP Oslo Governance Center, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, The Julian J. Studley Fund of International Affairs at The New School and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. [Online]
Dagli I., Dryga A., Ivashchenko K., Pissarides C. (2019). Drivers of Migration Tendency in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. Research commissioned by USAID and UNRPP. [Online]
Dagli I. (2019). Impact of English Language and Skills on the Prosperity, Stability and Cohesion of Isolated Areas in South Caucasus & Moldova, Research commissioned by the British Council. [Online]
Dagli I. (2019). SCORE Armenia Pilot Study: Analysis & Recommendations, Research commissioned by USAID.
Dagli I. et. all. (2019). SCORE Liberia Evidence-based Policy Briefs on Fostering Constructive Citizenship; Addressing Violent Tendencies; and Enhancing Good Governance. Research commissioned by UNDP. [Online]
Dagli I. et. all. (2018). SCORE Ukraine Phase Two: Evidence-based Policy Brief on constructive citizenship, Ukraine reform process, human cost of conflict, intergroup relations and future of Donbas. Research commissioned by USAID. [Online]
Dagli I. (2017). The Cyprus Problem: Why Solve a Comfortable Conflict?. Oxford Research Group. [Online]
Kanol B. and Dagli I. (2016). Civil Society Active Dialogue Networks in Cyprus: Peace-ing it together at the grassroots. In: Lovell, D., Konto, M., Warner, J. Modern Social and Political Aspects of the Cyprus Problem. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Dagli, I. (2016). Identities in Limbo: Securitisation of Identities in Conflict Environments and its Implications on Reconciliation Efforts (PhD Thesis)
Laouris, Y., Taraszow, T., Damdelen, M., Dagli, I., Beyatlı, D., Karayiannis, A., Dye, K. & Christakis, Examining Economic Integration and Free Trade within Cyprus using Structured Dialogic Design. ALARj, vol. 21, no.1 (2015) pp. 11-52
Dagli, I. (2013; 2015). “Institutionalised Securitisations and Desecuritisation: Case of Cyprus” and “Essentialist Identity Limbo: Broadening the scope of the “ethnic-conflict”. Two papers presented at the EISA 8th and 9th Pan-European International Relations Conference, Warsaw and Sicily, respectively.
Dagli, I. (2010). Refugee and IDP Labels: Implications for the communities of Cyprus. Research paper presented at Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre.
Laouris, Y., Taraszow, T., Damdelen, M., Dagli, I., Beyatlı, D., Karayiannis, A., Dye, K. & Christakis, “Exploring Options for Enhancement of Social Dialogue Between the Turkish and Greek Communities in Cyprus Using the Structured Dialogic Design Process”, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Vol. 22, No. 5 (October, 2009) and Springerlink.com