Itir Erhart is Associate Professor at lstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. She studied philosophy and Western Languages & Literature at Bogaziçi University. Itir completed her M.Phil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Since 2001, she is been teaching and conducting research on gender, human rights, sports and civil society. She is the co-founder of Adim Adim (Step by Step) a volunteer-based organization that promotes charitable giving through sponsorship of athletes in local sports events. Erhart is also co-founded Açik Açik a platform which unites donors with NGOs that respect the rights of donors. In 2016 Açik Açik received Transparency International’s award for civil society. She is an Ashoka Fellow and Ashoka Turkey Board Member, a TEGV (Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey) Trustee and Advisory Board Member at Sabanci Foundation.