Arzu Hatakoy is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). Since 2007, she has worked for the UN in various positions, most recently as the deputy head of office for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Gaziantep, Turkey. Previously, she covered humanitarian operations for OCHA in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan and Haiti. She also worked in the Office of the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territory. Prior to joining the UN, Arzu worked as a negotiation trainer and consultant with the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project and served as a certified mediator in the Harvard Law School.
Arzu holds a PhD from the Free University in Berlin, a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University (McCloy Scholar) and a master’s in political science from Science Po. She is a graduate of the German Development Institute Training Programme and was a fellow in the Global Governance Futures 2020 program.
Languages: German, English, French, Turkish