Pınar Dost is the Istanbul-based deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Turkey Program, Atlantic Council IN TURKEY. A historian of international relations, she is a lecturer at İstanbul Bilgi University. Her research interests are mainly focused on the fields of modern Turkish diplomatic history, US-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, and migration. Among other responsibilities, she leads the work on migration. Throughout her career she has combined academic life with project management and programming at research organizations. A teacher trainer on issues such as human rights, discrimination, and history of genocides, she is specifically interested in the Holocaust education with regards to different national contexts and post-conflict societies in dealing with the past. She holds a PhD and an MA on the History of International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Galatasaray University in Istanbul. Her dissertation is entitled “The Origins of the American Preponderance in Turkey from 1939 to 1947.” She is the author of Le bon dictateur. L’image de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk en France (1939-1938) [The Good Dictator. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s Image in France] (Libra, 2014) and contributed to various books and academic journals with articles on her research areas. Pınar speaks French and Turkish.