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Turki A. Binturki PhD

Turki A. Binturki PhD. CV


Turki A. Binturki PhD.

د. تركي بن عبدالله التركي


Currently working as the Head of the International Cooperation Center and Head of Languages Programs at Prince Saud AlFaisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies. A success track record; Transformed the International Cooperation Center to become a vibrant and essential part of the Institute. Created a vast network with international organizations and entities. Managed to secure strategic partnerships that ensures a lasting impression on all parties. Such as the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. In addition, spear headed the development of the languages programs in improving capabilities in language proficiency testing of English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese in cooperation with diplomatic missions in the kingdom.

Areas of Expertise

▪ Strategic Alliances                                                ▪ Networking

▪ Development of Innovation Led Processes          ▪ Strategic Planning

▪ Executing business plans                                      ▪ Monitoring and Implementing Plans

▪ Conduct and Steer Studies                                    ▪ Training & Organizational Development ▪ Ensure adequate coordination and information sharing


The University of Kansas, Lawrence — PhD, Linguistics 2015

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale — MA, Applied Linguistics & TESOL 2008

King Saud University, Riyadh — BA, Translation  - English 2001


The Acquisition of Negation in Najdi Arabic 2015

Analysis of Pronunciation Errors of Saudi ESL Learners 2008


Learning a foreign language is a never-ending journey

The Diplomat 2018


Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies (IDS), Riyadh — Assistant Professor of Linguistics

2015 - PRESENT

Head of International Cooperation Unit

Promoting the Institute, seeking areas of cooperation with similar entities and organizations, supervising the processes of initiating and eventually signing MOU’s and Cooperation Programs, providing consultations to the Director General on potential areas of cooperation and providing feedback to approaching organizations.

Managed to secure a strategic partnership with The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and The Delegation of the European Union in Riyadh.

Head of Languages Department

Responsible for the curriculum leadership and direction and management of staff and resources for the Languages department. Conduct research on Language acquisition, teach English to Diplomats & other government bodies and develop English language program.

Provide academic instruction and training. Organizing workshops, symposiums, conferences & forums.

Schweglar Elementary, Lawrence KS — Vice Chair


Provide advice and counsel to the school in student learning, education programs, school improvement planning, accreditation issues, evaluating state, district, and school site performance and objectives.

The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS - Organizer


Participation in organization of the 5th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition- North America Conference (GALANA5).

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL - Instructor


Taught Arabic and Linguistics as a less-common language at the Department of Linguistics in SIUC for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.

Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Riyadh — Committee Member & Organizer


The Development of Languages Program Committee was organized to promote the functionality of the English, French and Spanish programs at PSAIDS. The committee surveyed curriculum, teachers, hours of instruction and facilities.

King Abdulaziz Military Academy, Riyadh — English Lecturer


Elementary to advanced English language teaching.

Saudi Press Agency, Riyadh — News Editor & Translator


Arabic to English & English to Arabic translator and news editor.


2020 The European Union Delegate to the Kingdom, Mr. Mikkeli Servon Dorso

Dominic Munner, Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom

The Role of Diplomacy in Time of Crisis – Virtual workshop

The American-Chinese polarization and its repercussions on the Arab Gulf region – Closed workshop

2019 The Middle East: A French perspective

Executive Director, Gulf and Middle East - Washington School of Protocol

Economic Diplomacy Symposium in the United Arab Emirates

Europe and the major countries in its Middle East neighborhood

Director of the Gulf Research Office in Geneva d. Christian Koch

Dean of the Fletcher College of Law and Diplomacy at Taft University

Sweden's special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Urban Anderson

2018 The Saudi - French relations

Gulf-KU relations in shadow of Brexit

The rapid Developments in the ME & the Future of SA-US Relations

The Canadian Perspective of the Yemeni Crisis

The Current Situation in the Middle East from an European Perspective

The Arab summit between reality and ambitions

The fourth Saudi-Chinese relations workshop in Beijing

Saudi-Chinese relations from a regional and international perspective

Investment and economic opportunities between Saudi Arabia and India

2012 The 5th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition- North America Conference (GALANA5).