Sabri  Sayarı

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


    Ph.D., Columbia University, 1972 (Political Science)
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1966 (Economics)

Work Experience

    Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2005-present)
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1994-2005).
  • Director, Institute of Turkish Studies & Visiting Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Washington, D.C. (1992-94)
  • Senior Staff & Director, Panel on Issues in Democratization
  • The RAND Corporation, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (1985-91)
  • Resident Consultant
  • Bogazici University, Istanbul, Department of Political Science and International Relations. (1974-84)
  • Assistant Professor (1974-78), Associate Professor (1978-84)
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J, Department of Political Science. (1971-73)
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Turkish Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations: With special emphasis on Political Parties, Elections, and Party Systems; Democratization and Governance Issues; Comparative Politics of Europe and the Middle East; Theories of International Relations; Foreign Policy Analysis; Regional and International Security Issues, U.S-Turkish Relations.


  • American Political Science Association Middle East Studies Association International Studies Association Turkish Studies Association Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association


  • Research Grant – U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C  1991
  • Grant for Advanced Research on the Near and Middle East – Social Science Research Council,N.Y  1989
  • Postdoctoral Travel Grant for Research in Turkey – Institute of Turkish Studies, Washington, D.C  1989
  • Research Council, Copenhagen, Senior Research Fellowship – Danish Social Science  1982
  • The Volkswagen Foundation Grant – The Volkswagen Foundation  1981
  • Copenhagen, Senior Research Fellowship – The Danish Foreign Ministry  1980
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen, Research Grant –  1979
  • Travel Grant for Research – Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris,  1979
  • Research Fellowship – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels,  1976
  • Research Grant – Center for Mediterranean Studies, Rome,  1976