Orçun Selçuk is a graduate of Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey) Political Science and International Relations department. He also completed his master’s at the same university writing the thesis “Turkish Airlines as a Soft Power Tool of Turkish Foreign Policy.” He has published a journal article on Turkish Airlines and the Middle East and a book chapter on Turkish Airlines and Public Diplomacy. He has attended several academic conferences at state, regional, national, and international levels. His current research focuses on a cross-regional examination of challenges to democratic governance in Turkey and the Andean region of Latin America. More specifically, he analyzes the relationship between populism, plebiscitary democracy, and political polarization.