Dr. Gül İnanç is a diplomatic historian of modern West Asia and published 3 books and several articles on modern Turkish diplomacy. Later her academic interest shifted to cultural heritage education for peace. She founded the global initiative of Opening Universities for Refugees (OUR) in 2015. Her recent publications include Access to Higher Education: Refugee Stories from Malaysia (co-authored) Routledge, 2018 and Forced Displacement and NGOs in Asia Pacific (co-ed), Routledge, 2022. She has received the Koh Boon Kwee Scholars Award in August 2016 for inspirational teaching at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where she served as a full-time faculty between 2012-2022. Dr. İnanç has recently co-led the global task force with UNHCR to change the language of Social Impact Rankings of Times Higher Education. She is currently based in Savannah, GA, and is offering an online course “Culture & Identity” under Bard College, OSUN for her students in Kakuma/Dadaab camps, Kenya.