Prof. Orhan Güvenen, chair of the Department of Accounting Information Systems and director of the Institute of World Systems, Economies and Strategic Research, received an honorary doctorate from Atatürk University on April 17.
Among the attendees at the ceremony were former Minister of Culture Prof. Talat Halman; Ambassador and former MİT Undersecretary Sönmez Köksal; and artist, former member of parliament and UNESCO goodwill ambassador Zülfü Livaneli; as well as academicians and university administrators.
In 1988, Prof. Güvenen founded the Institute of World Systems, Economies and Strategic Research at Bilkent University. He has continued to serve as the Institute’s director since that time. Prof. Güvenen has chaired the Department of Accounting Information Systems since 2000, and is also a member of the Executive Board of UNAM (National Nanotechnology Research Center).
In December 2013, Prof. Güvenen was elected as chairman of the European Affairs section of the Gusi Peace Prize in the fields of economics and strategic research and diplomacy.