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Nathaniel Davis

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Nathaniel A. Davis is the Country Director of American Councils for International Education in Turkey, based in the Aegean city of Izmir. He overseas the EducationUSA advising center, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State.

Nathaniel also currently supervises Gateway to the Aeagean project funded by U.S. Study Abroad and ECA, which is currently working to increase institutional capacity of regional universities and encourage American students to study at universities in Izmir and throughout the Aegean region of Turkey.

Nathaniel holds a Ph.D. in Historical Studies from Southern Illinois University, and is a former Delyte and Dorothy Morris fellow. His dissertation and research examine the Student Interpreters Corps, the first-ever State Department language training program for Foreign Service Officers in China, Japan, and Turkey, as well as the Translation Office and Language School of the Ottoman Empire.