Prof. Dr. Itır Erhart - Girişim Savaşçısı

Prof. Dr. Itır Erhart

Sustainability Specialist GIS Mentor
Itır Erhart completed her education at Boğaziçi University with a bachelor's degree in Western Languages and Literatures and Philosophy. Then, he continued his Master's degree in Philosophy program at the same university. He received his master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Continuing his academic journey, Itır Erhart obtained his Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from Boğaziçi University in 2006. She teaches courses on gender, media, human rights and civil society at Istanbul Bilgi University, and conducts research and advisor to the rector. Itır is also one of the founders of two social enterprises named Adım Adım and Açık Açık. Itır Erhart is a professor of communication with research and experience in the fields of gender, inclusion, social entrepreneurship, media, social movements, sociology, sports and arts. As a social entrepreneur, Itır aims to leverage resources for Turkish and International NGOs by creating a movement of actively participating individuals, companies, and more transparent, accountable and sustainable NGOs and ecosystems. He believes in the unifying power of sports and arts in creating strong and sustainable communities. He is a marathon and ultramarathon runner. He took part as a co-researcher in the AHRC-funded projects "Exploring the 5G Potential for the Gaming and Performing Arts Sector" and "The Aesthetics of Protest" and the British Council Project "Social Entrepreneurship in Turkey". Ashoka Fellow, Ashoka Turkey, Partner in Needs Map, Board Member of İnogar and Bego Jeans, Member of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Board of TEGV Theater Cooperative, Sabancı Foundation and Yanındayiz Association. Itır Erhart, who writes for GQ Turkey and Onedio, also has two published books, Ben Neyim and Koşaradım - Notes from a Life.