Soli Özel is a senior lecturer at Kadir Has University in Istanbul and a columnist at Habertürk daily newspaper. Currently, he is a Tom and Andi Bernstein Fellow at the Schell Center, Yale Law School. Previously, he has guest lectured at Georgetown University, Harvard University, Tufts University and other American universities. Özel also taught at UC Santa Cruz, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), University of Washington, Hebrew University and held fellowships at Oxford University, the EU Institute of Strategic Studies, and was a Fisher Family Fellow of the “Future of Diplomacy Program” at the Belfer Center of Harvard Kennedy School. In the spring of 2013 he was a Keyman Fellow and a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University. From 2015-17 he was a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. Özel is working on two books: one tentatively entitled The History of Turkey’s Future and the other, co-authored with Michael T. Rock, will be a comparison of Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Turkey looking at their developmental and democratic successes and failures. He holds a BA in Economics from Benningon College (1981) and an MA in International Relations from SAIS (1983).