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.
Kaitlin Staudt, Research Assistant
Ms. Staudt’s research experience has focused on the relationship between modernization, culture, and international relations in twentieth-century Turkey. Prior to her current position, she was a doctoral candidate in Turkish Studies at the University of Oxford. As part of her studies she pursued research at Bilgi University in İstanbul funded by Türkiye Bursları and the British Institute at Ankara, and at Freie University in Berlin funded by the DAAD. She was also the recipient of a Fulbright ETA Fellowship at Çukurova University in Adana, Turkey, where she taught English.
She received her MPhil in Middle Eastern Studies from St Antony’s College, Oxford (2013), her MSc in English from the University of Edinburgh (2011), and her B.A. in English and French from Wellesley College (2008).