Rana Zincir Celal
Senior Program Manager
As Senior Program Manager at Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, Rana Zincir Celal is the Deputy Director of the Atlantic Fellows programme at the London School of Economics. Previously, worked with Columbia University faculty to design and implement collaborative programs in Turkey. In Cyprus, she was involved in establishing the Home for Cooperation, producing art exhibitions on contested histories, developing educational materials on enforced disappearance with The Elders and the International Center for Transitional Justice, and advocating for a gender perspective in the peace process. Between 2005 and 2009, she served as Vice-President of Programs for Chrest Foundation, leading its grantmaking in Turkey. She also launched programs on social justice philanthropy and cultural cooperation with the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey, Anadolu Kültür and the Christensen Fund. Before relocating to Turkey in 2002, Rana was based with the Ford Foundation's Economic Development Program in New York as a Program Associate. Rana is currently a trustee of Greenpeace International, board member of Greenpeace Mediterranean, advisor to the European Cultural Foundation 'Connected Action for the Commons Program,' member of the Greek Turkish Forum and Anadolu Kültür’s Executive Committee. She has also served on the European Cultural Foundation's Princess Margriet Award Jury and the Hrant Dink Foundation International Human Rights Award Committee. She holds degrees from Columbia University (BA, Political Science) and the London School of Economics (MSc, Development Studies).