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Dr. Birol Yesilada

Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Portland State University
Dr. Birol Yesilada

 

Birol Yesilada (Ph.D. 1984, University of Michigan) is Professor of Political Science and International Studies, holds an endowed chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, and is Director of the Center for Turkish Studies. He teaches courses on the European Union, international political economy, decision-making, and Turkish politics.

Previously, he was Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Professor Yesilada is the principal investigator for the World Values Survey project in Cyprus and has served as Co-editor-in-Chief of International Studies Perspectives and Associate Editor of The Middle East Studies Bulletin.

His books include: Islamization of Turkey Under AKP Rule (co-edited with Barry Rubin), Comparative Political Parties and Party Elites: Essays in Honor of Samuel J. Eldersveld, and The Emerging European Union (with David M. Wood).

He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on European integration, international political economy, political development in Turkey, rise of political Islam, the Cyprus problem, and foreign policymaking.

His most recent research projects include World Values Survey, power transition theory, rise of Islamism in Turkey, and the EU-Turkey relations. Professor Yesilada has been a consultant to various policy think tanks and agencies of the U.S. Government.

 

Video Files

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/18/2013

Great Decisions 2013: The Future of the Euro (January 18) - Birol Yesilada

How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy. How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency? Speaker: Birol Yesilada, Portland State University Watch Video ››

Events with this presenter

Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: Future of the Euro

Dr. Birol Yesilada

Great Decision Series: Future of the EuroHow did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy. How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Breaking up is hard to do: the UK, BREXIT and the fate of the EU

Dr. Birol Yesilada

Breaking up is hard to do: the UK, BREXIT and the fate of the EUThe European Union is on a sticky wicket with a possible British exit from the EU. What is Brexit and what do we need to know about the June 23 referendum? Join us for a discussion with PSU's Birol Yesilada on the hard facts and potential aftershocks of Brexit. Read More ››



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