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Visiting Assistant Prof. Pens Op-Ed on Trump Foreign Policy

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Emre Balikci recently wrote about President Trump's foreign policy approach in an op-ed that was published by the Times Union in Albany, N.Y.

"Successful foreign policy endures beyond the terms of presidents and prime ministers," Balikci writes. "This is why maintaining the professional integrity of the U.S. State Department is so vital and why Trump's efforts to undermine it are so disturbing. Its procedures give countries confidence and trust when they engage in diplomacy with us."

Read the op-ed. 

Balikci received his Ph.D. from the Development Economics program at Marmara University, known as one of the best heterodox and interdisciplinary programs in Turkey.

Before teaching at St. Lawrence, Balikci gave lectures at various European universities as an Erasmus scholar and worked at two well-known universities in Turkey. In addition to his academic career, Balikci worked for three years as a foreign news editor at Milliyet Daily, one of the most prestigious newspapers in Turkey, preparing news about the Middle East.

His main interest areas include the economic history of Turkey and the Middle East, the global political economy, and institutional economics.

Learn more about Balikci and other professors teaching in St. Lawrence's Department of Economics.