Kemal Kirisci is currently Chair and professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul. During the academic year 1997/98, he has taught courses on Middle Eastern politics and international relations at the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph. D. at City University in London in 1986. His areas of research interest include Middle Eastern politics, ethnic conflicts, and refugee movements and international migration. His publications include Turkey and the Kurdish Question: An Example of a Trans-State Ethnic Conflict (co-authored with G. Winrow) (Frank Cass, London, 1997) and The PLO and World Politics, (Frances Pinters, London, 1986). Kirisci has also published numerous articles and chapters on identity issues, Turkish foreign policy, northern Iraq and refugee movements in academic journals and edited books. His most recent book co-authored with two other colleagues The Political Economy of Cooperation in the Middle East has just been published by Routledge of London. He is also currently co-editing with a colleague Turkey and Its World: Emergence of a Multi-Regional Power (forthcoming late 2000, Lynne Reinner).