Efe Sevin is a political communications specialist with professional experience and advanced academic training in place/nation branding, international relations, public affairs, and communication management. He has created and implemented various online/offline communication campaigns. He has experience in designing and executing place rebranding projects and crisis communication strategies. Thus far, he has presented and published numerous research articles on nation branding, place branding, crisis communication, strategic communication, public diplomacy, and international affairs. Dr. Sevin holds a B.Sc. in International Relations and Sociology from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), and an MA in Communication Management from Emerson College (Boston, MA, USA). He received his Ph.D. in International Relations with specializations in International Communication and Comparative and Regional Studies from the American University, School of International Service (Washington, DC, USA). He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at University of Fribourg, Switzerland.