Meltem Müftüler-Baç is Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet chair ad personam at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is the author of Turkey's Relations with a Changing Europe, along with multiple publications on Turkey, the E.U., and Turkish politics. Her research interests include Turkey-European Union relations, E.U. enlargement, Turkish foreign policy, differentiated integration and democratic backsliding. Her most recent book is a co-edited volume on Parliamentary Cooperation in the European Union and External Relations. Müftüler-Baç holds prestigious awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences: Young Social Scientist Investigator Award in 2002 and Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2003. She was awarded with the Jean Monnet Professor ad personam title from the European Commission in 2004, and a grant for a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University in 1992.
Expertise: Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, Development, Global Governance, Gender Equality, Europe