Hazar Yildirim is the Director of Strategic Alliances at AFS Intercultural Programs. He is a seasoned trainer in non-formal education and intercultural learning. He has 15+ years of experience developing curriculums for international education, facilitating training events and organizing large-scale  conferences including the annual AFS Global Conference. His educational background is in architecture but his passion is education, organizational development and global competence. Yildirim lived and worked in Turkey, Cyprus, UK, France and is currently based in New York.