Who is Soli Özel?

Soli Özel is currently a Senior Lecturer at Kadir Has University. In the Spring of 2019 he was Bernstein Fellow at the Schell Center for Human Rights at Yale Law School, and a Visiting Lecturer in the Political Science Department of Yale. He was a columnist at Habertürk and Sabah newspapers. Currently he writes a biweekly column on international affairs for T24, an online newspaper. He has held fellowships at Oxford University and the EU Institute of Strategic Studies, and was a Fisher Family Fellow in the “Future of Diplomacy Program” at the Belfer Center of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. 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). He has taught at UC Santa Cruz, SAIS, Bosphorus University, the University of Washington, Northwestern University and Hebrew University. He was a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin 2015-2017 and a Visiting Fellow at Institut Montaigne in Paris in 2018.