Dialogue Society Board of Advisors 2011 Annual Meeting, North

The Dialogue Society held its annual board of advisors meeting with its advisors based in Northern England on 17th February at Hilton Leeds City hotel in Leeds. The evening brought together a number of advisors from professional and academic backgrounds. The meeting which lasted over three hours commenced with dinner followed by a one hour presentation by the Executive Director, Ozcan Keles who gave an update on progress since the last advisors’ meeting. This was succeeded by open and critical discussion and feedback discussing Dialogue Society’s progress, projects and strategic development. Having noted comments, ideas and suggestions generated by the discussions, the Dialogue Society looks forward to implementing these into its work in the forthcoming year.

Dr Ozcan Keles

Dr Ozcan Keles

Chairperson of the Dialogue Society

Ozcan is a non-practising Barrister and member of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn. He is the Chairperson of the Dialogue Society since 2008; was the Executive Chairperson of the same organisation between 2008 and 2014; the Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed biannual academic Journal of Dialogue Studies since 2014 and a full-time PhD candidate in the sociology of human rights at the University of Sussex. Between 2006 and 2009 he was a research student with Prof Kevin Boyle at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, where he held the Scholarship Award of 2006. Ozcan was called to the Bar in 2005 after successfully completing the Bar course at the Inns of Court School of Law. He obtained his LLM in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London, in 2002.