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“Turkey and the European Union” subject of BYU lecture Oct. 17

Portland State University professor Birol A. Yeşilada will present “Turkey and the European Union” at a Brigham Young University Global Awareness Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Yeşilada is a professor of political science and international studies and holds the endowed chair in contemporary Turkish studies in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Prior to joining the PSU faculty, he served as chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

As a policy consultant, Yeşilada has worked with various U.S. government departments and corporations. He is currently vice president of Balaxa, LLC of Tigard, Ore., which specializes in international trade and consulting.

Yeşilada received a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University and a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan. He has received numerous awards and grants, including a Fulbright fellowship.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, visit

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne


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