Ipek Tekdemir-Rupp is political analyst and strategic communication advisor in the European Parliament. Her research revolves around communications, EU politics, diplomacy, Eurasia affairs as well as culture and education. She volunteers regularly as a “young professional advisor” for United Europe e.V, an organization that connects leading experts across countries and industries to develop responsible solutions to build a united and competitive Europe. She is a member of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She has been published regularly on the strategic role of communications in world politics. She is an op-ed contributor to Daily Sabah.