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Türkan Ertuna Lagrand was born in Ankara, Turkey. She obtained her law degree in 2000 at the Law Faculty of Ankara University. The same year, as the recipient of the Jean Monnet Scholarship of the EU Commission, she started her LL.M. study at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on International Business and Trade Law. After obtaining her LL.M. degree, she moved back to Ankara in order to become an attorney-at-law and worked at the White & Case LLP in Ankara. She was also a member of the Foreign Relations and European Union Commission of the Turkish Bar Association.
Having registered in the Ankara Bar as an attorney, in September 2004 she moved to the Netherlands to write her Ph.D. thesis on European Immigration Law at the European Law Department of the Erasmus University School of Law where she also taught EU Law courses. Upon defending her Ph.D. thesis in 2010, she worked for a year at The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration. The following year she moved to Brussels and from 2011 to 2017 she worked at the European Parliament as a foreign policy advisor. Since February 2017 she works at the Erasmus University College.
Why do you work at EUC?
After 6 years of being away from academia and from Rotterdam, I grabbed the opportunity to return to teaching at the EUC, in the buzzing center of this very diverse city, with a student body and academic staff which is just as diverse!