Dr. Omer Taspinar – DOD

Professor, National Security Strategy

National War College

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)


REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Turkey, Europe, Middle East