Onur Sazak is a researcher at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University. Sazak directed IPC’s research and academic affairs between November 2010 and May 2016. His primary research interest is rising powers and innovative approaches to peacebuilding. He especially focuses on discrepancies between established donors and rising powers in terms of their intervention and impact on beneficiaries, as well as M&E practices employed by each camp. Sazak currently pursues his PhD in political science at Sabancı University and holds MA and BA degrees in international relations and economics from American University in Washington, D.C. He also worked at Brookings Institution and Hudson Institute between 2005 and 2010.