Prof.Dr. Ersel Aydınlı

Ersel Aydınlı is Executive Director of the Turkish Fulbright Commission and Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara. For three years he was also Chair of the IR Department. A former government officer in Turkey, Dr. Aydinli completed his Ph.D. at McGill University (Montreal), and a post-doctorate at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has taught at McGill, Middle East Technical (Ankara), and the George Washington University. His areas of research interest include international relations theory, globalization and security, terrorism, and Turkish domestic and foreign politics. He has published in such journals as Foreign Affairs, Journal of Peace Research, Governance, Security Dialogue, Middle East Journal, International Studies Review, and Review of International Studies. He is the author of Emerging Transnational (In)security Governance: A Statist Transnationalist Approach (Routledge, 2010) and the co-author (with James N. Rosenau) of Paradigms in Transition: Globalization, Security, and the Nation State (SUNY Press, 2005).