Adinda Khaerani Epstein joined the Political Communication Institute of Turkish-Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) as an expert in 2016. Later, she became a non-resident fellow for the Turkish Heritage organization (THO), a Think Tank organization based in Washington DC from November 2019 – June 2020. She contributed with monthly article writing surrounding US-Turkey relations and have published by THO. Her topic of specialization is mainly related to the Maritime Security issue, among others, “Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the US-Turkey ties, ” and “Implication of Aegean Sea conflict between Greece and Turkey on the US-Turkey cooperation” as well as “International cooperation amidst COVID — 19 Crisis. New Chapter for US – Turkey ties?” She also Involved in a weekly brief podcast for the THO. Currently, she is planning to join the contributor program at the THO.
In her previous career, after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Mass Communications from the London School of Public Relations-Jakarta in December 2009, she joined the Press Section at the Diplomatic Mission of Pakistan – Jakarta from 2010-2011 as an Assistant to the Press Attaché.
In April 2011, she joined the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey – Jakarta as a Personal Assistant to the Ambassador and resigned in October 2012 as she was granted a Scholarship from the Turkish Government and enrolled in master’s program in 2013, majoring in Political Science and International Relations.
She wrote her master’s thesis with the title of “The role of ASEAN in Conflict Management in the Case of South China Sea Disputes,” and later obtained her MA in Political Science and International Relations in 2016. With the experience of studying in Turkey, she speaks three languages: Bahasa Indonesian (native), English (fluent) and Turkish (conversation and limited business level).
Adinda Epstein is a Specialist and US Representative at DIPAM.