Mark O. Hatfield School of Government                                      

Birol Yesilada, PhD 
     Professor of Political Science and International Studies
    Contemporary Turkish Studies Endowed Chair
    Office: 650H Hatfield School of Government
    Phone: (503) 725-3257
    Fax: (503) 725-8444
   Degrees : BA in neurobiology, University of California at Berkeley (1977); M.A. in
   political science, San Francisco State University (1979); Ph.D. in political science,
  University of Michigan, (1984). 
  Research & Teaching Areas:  Power Transition Theory, European Union, Turkish politics, Political Economy,
  decision making and forecasting, World Values Survey (Cyprus), and methodology.

Current Research Projects:

The Emerging European Union (5th edition for publication in Summer 2010)

World Values Survey in Cyprus

Power transition analysis:

Transatlantic alliance versus China and India

 Future Enlargement of the EU and its Impact on Global Power Transition

 Caucasus region and the Middle East

Political Economy of reforms in Turkey

Decision-Making Analysis of the Cyprus Bargaining Space

Radical Islam and terrorism

Published Works
(selected articles):

“Religiosity and Social Values of the Cypriots” (with Peter Noordijk and Craig Webster) Social Compass 56:1 (2009): 15-34.

“Islam and the Turkish Cypriots,” Social Compass 56:1 (2009):46-59.

"Dynamics of Cultural Change: the Human Development Perspective." (with Mark Abdollahian, Travis Coan, Hana Oh )World Values Research Papers 1, 4 (2008): 85-108

“The Role of EU in Democratization of Turkey & Some other Unexpected Issues,” Re-public re-imagining democracy online journal published in Greece, November 2008.

“Competition among Giants: A Look at How Future Enlargement of the European Union Could Affect Global Power Transition,” (with Brian Efird and Peter Noordijk), International Studies Review Vol. 8, no. 4 (December 2006):607-622.

“The Political Future of Afghanistan and Its Implications for U.S. Policy” (with Jacek Kugler and Brian Efird), Conflict Management and Peace Science, Vol. 20, no. 1 (Spring 2003):43-72.

“Negotiating a Resolution to the Cyprus Problem:  Is Potential EU Membership a Blessing or a Curse?” (with Ahmet Sözen)  International Negotiation Journal Vol. 7, no. 2 (2002):261-85

“The Virtue Party,” Turkish Studies (Spring, 2002):62-81.