Kilic Bugra Kanat is a an assistant professor of Political Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and Moynihan Fellow of Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs at Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also a non-resident fellow at SETA Foundation in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). He received his M.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and his M.A. International Affairs from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). He completed his undergraduate education in the International Relations Department of the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). Dr. Kanat also holds Certificate of Advanced Studies in Middle Eastern Affairs and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Conflict Resolution.
His main areas of research interest area foreign policy decision-making, foreign policy change and domestic politics and foreign policy interaction. His area of expertise is Middle Eastern Politics. Dr. Kanat teaches Introduction to International Relations, International Relations of the Middle East and Foreign Policy Making at Penn State Behrend.
Dr. Kanat’s writings are published in Foreign Policy, Insight Turkey, Zaman Daily, and Radikal Daily. He is also co-editor of a forthcoming book called History, Politics and Foreign Policy in Turkey.