Erdoan A. Shipoli is a PhD candidate of Political Science and International Relations in Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the E. Walsh School of Foreign Affairs, Georgetown University. He is working on “The Securitization of Islam in US Foreign Policy” focusing on how the US dealt with Islam and security from the Yugoslav wars to the present, emphasizing on democracy promotion, how Islam became a security issue, and the consequences.
He has served as an organizer, moderator and writer working with various organizations encompassing a vast range of fields from community organizations to those aimed at training future leaders, who have reached global levels. He is now the Program Director of FEBA, an organization that helps Balkan Americans develop in their career, get more integrated, and overcome any challenges they might be facing.
Erdoan has a published book on the “International Securitization: the case of Kosovo”; academic articles; and contributed to newspapers, semi-academic journals, and on-line platforms, conferences; and has taught various lessons and seminars on topics related to International Relations.
Erdoan is fluent in: Albanian, English, Bulgarian, Turkish, and Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian.