Lesley K. Dudden was formerly a research assistant with the SETA Foundation at Washington DC. She recently completed coursework for her master’s degree in International Affairs, with concentrations in European & Eurasian Affairs and International Security Politics from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Global Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Previously, Lesley has spent nearly 3 years living in Turkey as first a Critical Language Scholar at the Georgetown University McGhee Center, later spending a semester at Koç University and a year as a Boren Scholar at Boğaziçi University. She also spent 5 months in Germany studying European Security at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include Turkey-U.S. relations, Turkish history and foreign policy, and transatlantic relations.