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Soli Ozel
Professor, Kadir Has University, Turkey

Soli Özel holds a BA in Economics from Benningon College (1981) and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-1983).

Mr. Özel is currently at Kadir Has University.  He has been a columnist at Habertürk and Sabah newspapers. He held fellowships at Oxford, the EU Institute of Strategic Studies and was a Fisher Family Fellow of the “Future of Diplomacy Program” at the Belfer Center of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He taught at SAIS, University of Washington, Northwestern University and Hebrew University. He was a Richard von Weizsacker fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. Currently he is a visiting fellow at Institut Montaigne in Paris.

Most recently he published “The Transatlantic Drift and the Waning of Turkey’s 'Strategic Westernness’ for heinrich Böll Stiftung, co-authored POLITICS OF POPULISM: POWER AND PROTEST IN THE GLOBAL AGE” with Evren Balta

The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations, “The Kurds in the Middle East” with Arzu Yılmaz, in SIPRI Yearbook 2017

He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.