Baris Ornarli, Washington Representative
Baris Ornarli was appointed Washington Representative of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) in September 2012.
Mr. Ornarli’s professional experience has focused on bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Ornarli worked as a correspondent for the Turkish Service of the Voice of America (VOA). He was the anchor of a television news and public policy program broadcast live from studios in Washington, D.C. to audiences nation-wide in Turkey. Mr. Ornarli also worked as a researcher for the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where he conducted in-depth research and analysis on U.S.-Turkey relations.
Baris Ornarli received his M.A. in International Affairs (2002) and his B.S. in International Affairs (2001) from Florida State University.
Kerim Can Kalkavan, Research Assistant
Kerim Can Kalkavan began his work as a researcher on Turkish and MENA politics and economy as an undergraduate student at Koc University. As an undergraduate he worked with several scholars on topics of electoral behavior, political corruption and theories of democracy. Following his graduation from Koc University, he studied theories of political violence as a graduate student at The University of Edinburgh, after which he moved back to Istanbul and worked as a research intern at the Istanbul Policy Center. After working at the IPC on topics including youth work and refugee education in Turkey, he went to Aarhus, Denmark to study as a graduate student of political science, where he focused on online radicalization in Turkey. Following his graduation from Aarhus University in 2022, Kerim Can Kalkavan joined TÜSİAD’s DC office.
Mr. Kalkavan holds four degrees: B.A. in International Relations (2017), B.A. in Philosophy (2017), M.Sc. in Philosophy (2018) and M.Sc. in Political Science (2022)