Erdoan A. Shipoli, PhD

Address: 524 Clifton Avenue, Suit 6, Clifton, NJ, 07011, USA

E-mail: erdoan@balkanamerican.org

Phone: +1.862.414.0.818

Professional info
 

Erdoan A. Shipoli, has his Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations and is visiting scholar at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He is also a contributor at Huffington Post.

 

He works as the Program Director at the Federation of Balkan American Associations in NJ, USA and also the CEO of Istanbul Leadership Institute in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Erdoan has served as an organizer, moderator and writer working with various organizations encompassing a vast range of fields. With a great interest in civic services, Erdoan founded many NGO’s ranging from community aid organizations to those aimed at training future leaders.

 

From an academic standpoint, Erdoan has published many articles and has also written and contributed to newspapers, semi-academic journals, and on-line platforms. He has presented papers and taught on topics within the field of International Relations and International Security. Aside from writing, Erdoan has assisted on many research projects.

 

Erdoan is fluent in 5 languages: Albanian, English, Bulgarian, Turkish, and Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian.

Work experience

 

Program Director - FEBA

2014 - present

Program Director at Federation of Balkan American Associations (FEBA). I am responsible for organizing, and coordinating a broad spectrum of programs in conformity with the mission of FEBA, some of which include Annual Balkan Leader’s Summit, lectures and seminars, educational programs, leadership workshops, International Conferences, sponsored trips to the Balkan countries, and other programs. I am also responsible for developing new programs for the organization.

 

Co-Founder - Lobbying School

2014 - present

Co-Founder of Lobbying School. I am one of the organizers of the first lobbying school in Europe. Every year in Istanbul, Turkey, we bring world known experts on lobbying from all around the world. They train the participants on the tools of lobbying so they can use them in their professional life, in politics, business, entrepreneurship, and academia. Participants learn on communications, negotiations, public speaking, advocacy, conflict resolution, being street smart, lobbying fundamentals, and other skills that are crucial in lobbying, but that can be useful in every industry.

 

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - ILI

2007 - present

CEO of Istanbul Leadership Institute (ILI). I have taken part in the establishment of the organization and leading the organization from the establishment to the place it is today. Today we organize premiere events, that bring together professionals and students in Turkey, to help them achieve higher in their career. Despite classical organizations of Leadership training, leadership schools, lobbying schools, and career development events, ILI organizes custom-made programs for different organizations and institutions.

 

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - NAPEC

2012 - 2015

CEO of North American Professionals and Entrepreneurs Council (NAPEC). I have taken part in the establishment of the organization and leading the organization from the establishment to the place it is today. Today we organize premiere events, that bring together professionals, entrepreneurs and the business world.

 We bring together innovative ideas and investors, to kick start new companies, but most importantly we organize events that helps share experience between the established professionals and the promising young ones.

 

Research and Teaching Assistant - Fatih University

2008 - 2014

​Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of International Relations at Fatih University, Istanbul Turkey. I have taken part in research projects, organization of academic conferences, and assisting the department academic staff with research and teaching.

 

Praxis

2008 - present

Co-founder of PRAXIS research institute, in Kosovo, which is a think-tank institution working on research, academic studies and organization of academic conferences.

 

BALKANSIAD

2011-2012

​Founder and the president of the academic platform at BALKANSIAD an association that deals with the Balkan origin people in Turkey.

Huffington Post

Erdoan occasionally contributes at Huffington Post on issues of US politics, Security, Islam, Balkans, Turkey, and other topics of his interests. his blogs can be reached at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/erdoan-240

 

Academic experience

 

Visiting Scholar at  ACMCU, Georgetown University

2015 - Present

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.

Erdoan's ACMCU Georgetown profile

 

Research Fellow at  ICSVE, Washington DC 

April, 2016 - November, 2016

Working at the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, on “ISIS Defectors Interviews Project” focusing on understanding the drives of indoctrination of ISIS fighters, and ways how to Counter Violent Extremism

 

Teaching at Mevlana University Summer School for American Students

Summer 2014

Taught the lesson of "Jihad and Terrorism" at the Mevlana University in Konya, Turkey, for the Summer School on Islamic Philosophy, to American Students from different US universities.

 
Co-Lecturing with Dr. Ebru Altinoglu Ercan

Autumn 2009

Co-Lectured with Dr. Ebru Altinoglu Ercan in the lesson of Introduction to International relations Undergraduate lesson at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Co-Lecturing with Prof. Dr. Recep Senturk

Spring 2009

Co-Lectured with Prof. Dr. Recep Senturk, in the lesson of international Human Rights undergraduate lesson at Fatih University, Istanbul Turkey.

 

Co-Lecturing with Dr. Gokhan Bacik

Spring and Autumn 2009

Co-Lectured with Dr. Gokhan Bacik, in the lesson of Academic Writing in Social Sciences lesson at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.



Occasional contributer for Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/erdoan-240 

 

Previously contributer for Today’s Zaman daily, in Turkey; and Turkish Review, semi-academic bi-monthly journal on Turkish Politics, Economics, and Diplomacy.

 

Languages

  • Albanian
  • English
  • Bulgarian
  • Turkish
  • Serbo-Croatian

Skills and Trainings

  • Executive Presence

  • Executive Coaching

  • Public Speaking

  • Debate

  • Leadership

  • Negotiations

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Inter-Ethnic Dialogue

  • Human Rights

  • Lobbying

  • Advocacy

  • Creative Pitching

Interests

  • Securitization and Copenhagen school

  • Constructivist theory

  • Political Philosophy

  • Islamic Philosophy

  • Security Studies

  • Terrorism

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Jihad

  • Kosovo, Yugoslavia, Balkans

  • Diplomacy

  • State Building

  • Negotiations

  • Leadership

  • Human Rights

  • Lobbying

  • Public Speaking

  • Debating

  • Lobbying

  • Advocacy

  • Creative Pitching

  • Corporate Storytelling

  • CVE

Advisor:

Part-time I advise institutions on:

  • Program Development

  • Conferences and Trainings Organizing

  • Executive Presence

  • Corporate Storytelling

  • Presentation

  • Creative Pitching

  • Strategy

  • Communications

  • Team Building

  • Advocacy

  • CVE

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

Visiting Scholar at  ACMCU, Georgetown University 2015 - Present

2014 - Present

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.

Erdoan's ACMCU Georgetown profile

 
 
Graduate - Political Science and International Relations

M.A. and Ph.D.

Graduated in both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science and International Relations in Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey. Took his Master of Arts degree with the thesis on the "International Securitization: The case of Kosova" with the overall GPA of 3.81 out of 4.0, in 2010. Took his Philosophy Doctorate degree in 2016, writing a dissertation on the "Securitization of Islam in the US Foreign Policy: from the disintegration of Yugoslavia".

 

 

Undergraduate - International Relations

2004 - 2008

​Graduated in June 2008 with the overall GPA of 3.90 out of 4.0, with high honors degree, from the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.