Ufuk Kâhya served as Humanity in Action’s Associate Program Director for the John Lewis Fellowship from 2016 – 2018. Ufuk currently serves as the Leader of the Green Party at the City Council of Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands and as a senior advisor for Kompass, the Dutch civil rights and liberties organization. Ufuk has experience as a senior trainer for United World Colleges on leadership, conflict transformation, community building and inclusion. He worked with diverse groups of youngsters internationally, such as a policy advisor to Congressman A. L. Hastings and is a member of the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network of the GMF. He serves on several boards, is a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum and a Fullbright Alumni. Ufuk focuses on intersectional approaches to social change and inclusion throughout his political, professional and pro bono efforts.
Updated June 2018
More from Ufuk Kâhya
PAX Power to the People x HIA TALKS | Conflict as opportunity
During the annual Peace Week (September 18-26) the second edition of Pax Power to the People took place. Humanity in Action The Netherlands organized together with PAX the event Conflict as opportunity. The Key note was provided by Senior Fellow Ufuk Kâhya. He shared in a personal story, his own experiences in a polarized society, and revealed how he remains hopeful despite it. How can we learn to talk (again) to people who are far removed from us? And do these social and personal conflicts also contain an opportunity?
Senior Fellow Ufuk Kâhya named Deputy Mayor of Hertogenbosch
Ufuk is the first person of color and with a migrant background to hold this position.
Martin Luther King Day
In 2014, three Dutch Senior Fellows collaborated to explore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy within the context of current Dutch society.