Professor Sabri Sayari

Sabri Sayari is professor of political science and international relations at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in economics and political science, respectively. He has served on the faculties of Rutgers University, Bogazici University, and Sabanci University. From 1994 to 2005, he was the Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC. During that period, he also served as the Chair of the Advanced Turkish Area Studies Seminar at the U.S State Department’s Foreign Service Institute.

Sabri Sayari has published extensively on Turkish politics and foreign policy. He is the co-editor of Turkey’s New World: Changing Dynamics in Turkish Foreign Policy (2000); Politics, Parties, and Elections in Turkey (2002); Political Leaders and Democracy in Turkey (2002); Turkish Studies in the United States (2003); and The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey (forthcoming 2012).

Sabri Sayari currently serves on the editorial boards of several international academic journals including The Middle East Journal, Middle East Quarterly, South European Politics and Society, and Turkish Studies.