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Prof. Juliette Tolay

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Penn State Harrisburg

Juliette Tolay is assistant professor of Political Science at the School of Public Affairs in Penn State Harrisburg. She is an expert on asylum and migration, foreign policy and public attitudes. Her research and publications focus on Europe, Turkey and the Middle East. She co-authored the book: “Turkey and Its Neighbors: Foreign Relation in Transition,” Lynne Rienner, 2011. Her publications also appeared in International Migration, Perspectives on Politics, Rising Powers Quarterly, Les Etudes du CERI, and several edited academic books. Her research has also been featured in the Conversation, Huffington Post and OpenDemocracy. She has shared her findings at public events with the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund, the Middle East Institute, Istituto Affari Internazionali, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, and others. Dr. Tolay is a former fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and the 2010 recipient of the first prize of the Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award for a paper on multiculturalism in Turkey. Dr. Tolay received her Ph.D. in Global Governance from the University of Delaware, and also studied at Sciences Po in Paris, at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris, and in Galatasaray Universitesi in Istanbul. Dr. Tolay is also the faculty director of Penn State Harrisburg Model United Nations (PSHMUN).