TÜSİAD US Office Staff


Barış Ornarlı
TÜSİAD Washington Representative

Barış Ornarlı is Washington Representative of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD).

Mr. Ornarlı's professional experience has focused on bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Ornarlı 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. Ornarlı 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 and Turkish foreign policy.

He is author of "The Diary of Ambassador Joseph Grew and the Groundwork for the U.S.-Turkey Relationship," first published in March 2022 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

Barış Ornarlı received his M.A. and B.S. in International Affairs from Florida State University. 


Alden Woods
TÜSİAD US Office Research Assistant

As an undergraduate student, Alden Woods conducted research on Turkish politics, foreign policy, and economic development with a research grant from American University's Peace and Violence Research Lab. Most recently, she was a research assistant at the Koç University Summer Research Program. She is a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship in Turkey and the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad Scholarship for study in Denizli, Turkey. She received her B.A. in International Studies (2018) from American University.