Brookings names Kemal Kirişci new fellow funded by Turkish business group

The Brookings Institution has announced that Kemal Kirişci, an expert on Turkish foreign policy and migration studies, will join the think tank in January 2013 as the inaugural TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Turkey project.

“Kemal brings considerable knowledge of Turkey’s foreign policy and relations with the U.S. and Europe,” said Martin Indyk, vice president and director of foreign policy at Brookings, in a news release. “We are grateful to TÜSİAD for its generosity in creating this position.”

The position is funded by the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) to promote greater understanding of Turkey’s foreign policy within Washington and to build stronger U.S.-Turkish relations. According to their Web site, TÜSİAD is “dedicated to promoting public welfare through private enterprise.”

Kirişci will serve within Brookings’s Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE). He joins Brookings from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul where he has been a professor of international relations and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in the Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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