Prof Bülent Gökay joins the Dialogue Society

The Dialogue Society is delighted to welcome Professor Bülent Gökay to the Dialogue Society Board of Advisors where he will continue to support and advise on Dialogue Society projects.

Bülent Gökay is Professor of International Relations and Head of the School for Politics and International Relations at Keele University, Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies and Managing Editor of Global Faultlines (for his biography please click here). He has been supporting a number of Dialogue Society projects since 2008, the most recent being the Dialogue Studies Masters collaboratively launched in October 2011 by the Dialogue Society and Keele University.

On joining the Dialogue Society Board of Advisors, Bülent Gökay said: “It has been a great pleasure coordinating the Dialogue Studies Masters programme collaboratively with the Dialogue Society and I feel privileged to be asked to become an official member of the board. The Dialogue Society is an extremely proactive organization working on developing capability and capacity to contribute towards bringing about a more cohesive society and I am honoured to help support their work.”

Ozcan Keles, Executive Director of the Dialogue Society commented: “It is a great privilege to have Professor Gökay on our Board of Advisors. He has been supporting and advising the Dialogue Society since 2008. By welcoming him to our Board, we are finally able to acknowledge his ongoing support and commitment to the Dialogue Society in a more meaningful way. We look forward to new projects and challenges in 2012 with our newest Board member.”



  1. The Dialogue Society ( is a registered charity, established in London in 1999, with the aim of advancing social cohesion by connecting communities through dialogue. It does this by bringing people together through discussion forums, courses, capacity building publications and outreach. It operates nation-wide with regional branches across the UK.
  2. The MA in Dialogue Studies is designed for graduates who wish to examine and understand theories of dialogue and their applications in peacebuilding and in developing intercultural understanding and social cohesion. The MA course explores the theory and practice of dialogue through a unique combination of taught subjects, research, skills-based training and a London-based internship.