About Us

Regional Development Studies Institute (RDSI) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization in Albany, New York.

Regional Development Studies Institute is founded in 2019 as an interdisciplinary teaching and research institute that offers community-based education in multiple academic fields. We work with national and international cultural organizations, civil society, businesses, and community spaces to offer a full curriculum of affordable seminars, conferences in subjects that range from philosophy to medicine. Our faculty are scholars-pedagogues with a broad array of expertise acquired through their doctoral work, academic and popular writing, industry experience, as well as in the classroom itself. For the IRS Determination Letter please click here.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@rdsinstitute.org

Staff & Board

Meet our President, Vice President, Chairman of Board of Directors, secretary and the rest of our team who run the institute. This non profit organization depends on the hard work of all our volunteers.


Prof.Dr. Kenan Dagci

President Member of Board of Directors
Kaan Diyarbakirlioglu

Kaan Diyarbakirlioglu, Ph.D.

Chairman of Board of Directors Treasurer, Member of Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Hasan Koni

Principal Advisor
Tuba Dagci

Gul Tuba Dagci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Advisor
Shinechimeg Khurelbaatar

Shinechimeg Khurelbaatar

Organizing Fellow
Dr. Joy Ifeanyi Osarumwense Joseph

Dr. Joy Ifeanyi Osarumwense Joseph

Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Saroj Bala

Scientific Committee Member

Zelal ADANMI┼×

Organizing Fellow


Regional Development Studies Institute Inc.

90 State Street STE 700 Office 40, Albany, New York 12207.

Email: info@rdsinstitute.org