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Biography: 

Ceren Ünal joins the Internet Society as the Manager, Chapter Development- Europe. Ceren’s engagement with ISOC began as an individual member that further developed through the NGL Program as an IGF Ambassador (Hyderabad 2008, Vilnius 2010) and various other ISOC events and projects she participated in and eventually became the founding chair of the Internet Society Turkey Chapter (ISOC-TR) in 2014.

Ceren Ünal studied law at Ankara University, subsequently gaining an LLM degree from Queen Mary, University of London, specialising in Computer and Communications Law as a British Chevening Scholar. Always fascinated by the Internet and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the law as we know it, Ceren has been teaching and consulting on IT/Internet law issues since 2003.

She is qualified as an Attorney-at-Law, a National Patent and Trademark Attorney and a European Patent Attorney as well as working as an instructor at Bilkent University Faculty of Law prior to joining Internet Society. She is also a PhD candidate in civil Law at Ankara University with a dissertation on ISP Liability, for which she has conducted research in Freiburg University and Swiss Institute of Comparative Law as a van Calker Scholar.

Ceren speaks Turkish, English and German. She is based in Ankara, Turkey.