Visiting Scholars and Researchers
Visiting Scholar: Dr. Erkan Ertosun
Dates: September 2016 - August 2017
Short Bio: Dr. Ertosun’s primary research interests are Turkish foreign policy and Middle Eastern politics, with special emphasis on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Turgut Ozal era in Turkish politics. He got his BA and MA degrees from Bilkent University and PhD degree from Ankara University. He worked as an assistant professor of International Relations at Turgut Ozal University in Ankara and has been a visiting scholar at Niagara University. He is the author of Turkish Palestine Policy: From Camp David to Mavi Marmara, and co-edited six books including Middle East: A Religious Geopolitics Perspective, Sub-State Groups in the Middle East, Half a Decade: Ambassadorial Insights, and Turgut Ozal: Change and Transformation. His peer-reviewed articles were published in many prestigious journals like Mediterranean Quarterly, International Relations, Digest of Middle East Studies, and Review of International Law and Politics, and his commentaries have appeared in Radikal and Zaman dailies. Currently, he is carrying out research on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Turkish diplomacy (1948-1973).
Visiting Scholar: Amy Nendza
Dates: June 2016 - June 2018
Visiting Scholar: Wenchi Xiong
Dates: December 2016 – December 2017
Short Bio: Dr. Wenchi Xiong received his B.L. and Ph.D. in political science from Fudan University, China. His principal area of research is political philosophy, with particular attention to Thucydides, Plato, and Aristotle; he also has interest in Confucius and other Chinese pre-Qin thinkers.
Before visiting Boston College, he worked as an associate professor at the School of International Affairs & Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University. Currently, he is carrying out research on Thucydides’ political philosophy and his thoughts on international relations.