Berfu Kiziltan is a Davis Scholar. who holds a Masters Degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor degree from Bilkent University in International Relations. She is a former researcher at the Istanbul Policy Center and enjoys writing opinion pieces on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. She has been pursuing a PhD in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID). Her research focuses on the relation between centralised governments and ethnic minorities and how memory plays a vital role in defining the recurrence and/or cessation of these interaction cycles. Whilst her first case study investigates Turkey and its Kurdish minority, she visited the LAC at Oxford for two semesters to conduct a seperate case study testing her hypothesis on a Latin American country.