How and Why Turkey Has Drifted Away from Democracy?
Author: Professor Ersin Kalaycioglu, Sabanci University
Posted: October 17, 2016

Presentation by Professor Ersin Kalaycioğlu from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey


Join Portland State University on October 17, 2016 in welcoming Professor Ersin Kalaycioğlu from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. As an esteemed Professor of Political Science and Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center, Kalaycioğlu will engage topics that include the recently failed coup in Turkey, Turkey's disposition toward regional threats, and what implications may exist due to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan response after the coup. 


Event Details: 

Location: Old Church | 1422 SW 11th Avenue | Portland, OR 97201

When: October, 17, 2016 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $10 WAC Members | $15 General Public | Free for PSU Students



Ersin Kalaycıoğlu is Professor of Political Science and Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University. Previously he was Rector of Işık University (2004 – 2007). Kalaycıoğlu taught at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University (2002-2004), Boğaziçi University (1984-2002), and Istanbul University (1977-1982). In his long career, Kalaycıoğlu has taught at various U.S. universities as visiting faculty, including the University of Iowa (Department of Political Science, Spring and Summer of the 1980-1981) and at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (during the 1989-1990 and 1998-1999). Kalaycıoğlu is a Board Member of Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation and a member of Turkish Political Science Association, Turkish Social Science Association, and Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA). Professor Kalaycıoğlu’s research interests include political development, survey research, and electoral politics. Ersin Kalaycıoğlu received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Economics in 1973 (major in Economics, minor in Political Science and Statistics). He received his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1977) in Political Science from the University of Iowa.





This event is co-sponsored by The Center of Turkish Studies, Middle East Studies Center and World Affairs Council in collaboration with the Departments of Political Science and Global and International Studies at Portland State University