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Sasmaz, Muharrem Aytug


Harvard University


Aytug Sasmaz is a PhD candidate at Harvard University. Currently he is working on his dissertation project, which examines the challenges of party-building in the Mediterranean Middle East, particularly Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco. He is involved in research projects on the determinants of primary health care quality in Lebanon, decentralization process and institutional design of local governance in Tunisia, and municipalization of rural governance in Turkey. He holds degrees in political science from Bogazici University, London School of Economics and Brown University. Prior to his doctoral training, Aytug worked as an education policy analyst at the Education Reform Initiative, a think-tank in Turkey, where he conducted several research projects in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of National Education, UNICEF, and Turkish Foundation of Education Volunteers.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
19th-21st Centuries   
Comparative   
Development   
History of Architecture   
Turkish Studies   
Political Economy   
Mediterranean Studies   
Democratization   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
Egypt   
Tunisia   
Morocco   
Mediterranean Countries   
SPECIALTIES
Political parties   
Social policy   
Local politics   
LANGUAGES
Turkish (Fluent)   
English (Fluent)   
German (Fluent)   
Arabic (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
MA2014Political ScienceBrown
MS2008International Political EconLSE
BA2007Political ScienceBogazici
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Muharrem Aytug Sasmaz






aytugsasmaz@gmail.com