Professor Omer Caha is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at Fatih University in Istanbul and a well-known scholar in Turkey on NGO and poverty issues. He has contributed numerous essays to edited volumes and academic journals, including Euro Agenda, Journal of Economic and Social Research, and Turkish Journal of International Relations. In February 2008 Caha served on the Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Poverty organized by the Deniz Feneri Poverty Research Center to promote cooperation and exchange of knowledge and expertise on poverty alleviation. In the past he has represented the Denez Feneri Association, the largest development NGO in Tukey with a worldwide network and ongoing projects in the areas of food, education, health, and shelter. Caha received his BA from Middle East Technical University and his MA and PhD from Bilkent University.