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Exclusive Event with Keynote Speaker Prof. Dr. Evren Balta and Guest Speaker Ayşe İnal

30 November, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dear Propeller Club Members,I am thrilled to extend a special invitation to you for an upcoming event that promises to be enlightening and inspiring. We are hosting two distinguished speakers from different fields of life.

We are honored to have Prof. Dr. Evren Balta as our keynote speaker. She is a renowned figure in “International Affairs and Politics”. Balta’s talk, titled “Navigating the Shifting Tides; Unraveling Global Dynamics in an Era of Power Struggles.”

We are happy to announce a young entrepreneur with an international reputation for a successful exit, Ms Ayşe İnal, co-founder and CEO of Revel Games, recently closed a $4.5 million early stage investment round.
Please allow me to give further information on Prof. Balta’s timely presentation. With a reminder that she is the academic coordinator of the Turkish Business Association (TUSIAD) Global Politics Forum.

From Syria to Ukraine, our world remains ensnared in an unending cycle of crises, conflicts, and wars. The visible skirmishes, whether on a grand scale or more localized, merely scratch the surface of a much larger geopolitical landscape.
Presently, the global stage is witnessing a resurgence of great power clashes, as the rivalry intensifies between the United States, China, and Russia. This dynamic is reshaping the global power equilibrium, leaving national policies struggling to adapt to the rapidly evolving international landscape. Compounding the challenge, the pillars of multilateralism and the norm-based international order are showing signs of collapses”

This event is exclusive to Propeller Club members as part of our commitment to bringing valuable experiences, networking opportunities and inspiration. As a valued member of our Club, don’t miss out on this exceptional event. You may find extensive biographies of the speakers below. We look forward to seeing you.

Warm regards,

Yaprak Özer
President 2023-2025
Propeller Club, Port of İstanbul

Date: Thursday November 30,2023
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Grand Hyatt hotel

RSVP: RSVP by return email to Ms. Özlenen Sezer at propeller@propeller-club.org.tr no later than Monday November 27, 2023 because it will not be possible to make last minute changes to the guest list.

A fee of 900 TL for the lunch (three soft drinks included) is payable at the luncheon. A cash bar will also be available. Cancellations are only permitted 3 days prior to the event.
PS. Photographs taken at our meetings are shared on Club’s private social media accounts.


Prof. Dr. Evren Balta
Tüsiad – Özyeğin

Evren Balta is a Professor of International Relations at Özyeğin University. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Graduate Center, CUNY (2007) and an MA in Sociology from Middle East Technical University (1999) and an MIA from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (2001). Her research areas include citizenship, populism, security and foreign policy. She is the author of Politics of the Future (with Fuat Keyman, Ayrinti Publications, 2022), The American Passport in Turkey: National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism (with O Altan-Olcay, UPenn, 2020), Age of Uneasiness (İletisim Publications, 2019) and Global Security Complex (İletisim Publications, 2012). She is the editor of Neighbors with Suspicion: Dynamics of Turkish-Russian Relations (with G. Ozcan and B. Besgul, İletisim Publications, 2017); Introduction to Global Politics (Iletisim Publications, 2014) and Military, State and Politics in Turkey (with I. Akca, Bilgi University Publications, 2010). Her book “The American Passport in Turkey ” has received the American Sociological Association Global and Transnational Sociology section’s Best Book by an International Scholar Award. She served as a research fellow in the Institute for Human Sciences/Russia in Global Dialogue Program (Vienna, Austria 2017) and as a Fulbright visiting associate professor at the New York University, Program in International Relations during the 2017-2018 academic year. In 2018, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Political Science Program at the CUNY-The Graduate Center. Balta is the academic coordinator of the Turkish Business Association (TUSIAD) Global Politics Forum.

Ayse Inal
Co-founder & CEO at Revel Games.

Her previous roles include Strategy and Investment Partner Datarow (acquired by Amazon Web Services), Co-Founder of 24 Saatte Iş (Job24) and Advisor to Galata Business Angels in Istanbul, Managing Director of Galata Business Angels (the premier angel investment network in Istanbul). She was the Chief Investment Officer at Smartup Teams in San Francisco, worked in corporate companies like PwC, Fiba Holding, CNN Turk and Kanal D for 5 years.


30 November, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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