Henri J. Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor in International Relations and chair of the International Relations Department at Lehigh University. A leading expert on Turkey, from 1998-2000 he served as a member of the U.S. State Department policy planning staff working primarily on issues related to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean and intelligence. Respected worldwide as an authority in the field, he has provided expertise and opinion editorials in all forms of media, invited lectures, and conferences including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, C-SPA and the PBS Newshour. Recent interviews have focused on Turkey’s status as one of America’s regional allies amidst the uncertainty of the Arab Spring, the escalating tensions between Turkey and Israel, and the effects of the Syrian crisis. He is widely published and has authored, co-authored and edited five books, among them “Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States,” with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky. Barkey has taught at Princeton, the State University of New York, and the University of Pennsylvania. He recently completed a two-year position as a non-resident visiting scholar in the Carnegie Middle East program, and was also visiting fellow at Columbia University.
Henri Barkey moderated a panel, "Turmoil and Disorder - A New Sykes Picot" at the fourth annual Sulaimani Forum at AUIS in March 2016. Watch video below.