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gökhan YÜCEL aka @GOYUCEL

Gökhan Yücel is a Turkish digital age geek with interests ranging from ınnovatıon ın education & learning to diplomacy, data-driven analysis, socıal networks & place branding in the 21st Century. 

Co-founder and president of Yenidiplomasi.com which is a global research, advocacy, consulting and training platform on digital diplomacy. He is currently leading a team to establish Istanbul Center for Digital Affairs (digitalaffairs.org). He develops new digital projects such as Diplomatify.com, YeniEgitim.org, DigitalTurkey.org and DigitalSquare.org. Recently, he delivered speeches at the UN Media SeminarTurkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Ambassadors Conference & attended Stockholm Initiative for Digital Diplomacy meeting.  


BA in Journalism & Economics from Marmara University and MA in Politics from Essex University. He studied comparative politics and public policy in Politics (St Antony's College) at Oxford University. He also sucessfully completed the Public Leadership Executive Program at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government


Served as a freelance consultant for companies on energy security & infrastructure, global affairs, security, mass media and education in the UK.  From 2009 to 2011, he was a special advisor to the Turkish Minister of National Education. He was involved in the initial phases of Fatih Project and the research jointly organized with McKinsey for improvement of the Turkish education system. Gökhan Yücel was the digital director of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s campaign during the 2015 General Election.

teaching & research

Taught Middle East politics courses at Oxford University during his doctoral studies. In Turkey, he designed innovation, leadership, motivation, instructional design and entrepreneurship courses for teachers and taught in Okan, Aydin and Hasan Kalyoncu Universities (2011-2013). Gökhan Yücel is the coordinator of Digital Diplomacy Program at BAU & director of the Diplomap Project. He is currently teaching digital diplomacy in Global Affairs MA Program at Bahçeşehir University. He is also an occasional lecturer at the Leadership, Politics and Diplomacy School of Bahcesehir University. He is a member of the Global Teacher Prize Academy


Contributes to Digital Age, Turkey's sector-leader magazine for digital & tech issues and Hürriyet’s online education supplement. Gökhan Yücel wrote op-eds in the Guardian, Radikal,  Hürriyet, Yeni Safak, Daily Sabah and Turkish Daily News as well as several academic book chapters and journal articles. He broadcasts Global Education Leaders with renowned global education experts every Friday. 

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  • gamıfıcatıon

  • socıal networks

  • dıgıtal political campaıgns

  • netnography

  • dıgıtal etnography

  • ınnovatıon

  • data-drıven journalısm 

  • cybersecurıty