Dr. Omer Taspinar
joined the faculty of the National War College in 2006.
His focus is Political Economy, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey.
Prior to joining the National War College he was a Foreign Policy Fellow
and Director of the Turkey Program at the Brookings Institution. He
is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Taspinar has a Ph.D. and M.A.
in European Studies and International Economics from SAIS and a B.A.
in Political Science from Middle East Technical University in Ankara,
Turkey. He is the author of two books: “Political Islam and Kurdish
Nationalism in Turkey” (Routledge, 2005) and “Fighting Radicalism
with Human Development: Education, Employment, and Freedom in the Islamic
World” (Brookings, forthcoming 2007).