Prof. Evin was the founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University. At Columbia University, he was named William Mitchell Fellow where he received his Ph.D. in Middle East Studies and Cultural History.
He is director of education of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and coordinated the Aga Khan Program at Harvard University and MIT. He initiated, with European Commission support, a policy dialogue on EU’s eastward expansion, its Mediterranean policy, and the customs union agreement with Turkey.
He established, with the EUI Schuman Center, the EU-Turkish Observatory, also programs and policy research with academic institutions and NGOs, e.g., the Kokkalis Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
He is the founding member of Turkish Economy and Social Studies Foundation and the Middle East Studies Association of North America.