Articles by Baris Kesgin

Elon Model United Nations wins awards at intercollegiate conference

September 29, 2020

Elon MUN earned multiple awards at the conference, where students from eight different universities competed. The Elon team received the recognition of “Best Small Delegation,” Griffin Barriss won the “Best Delegate Award,” and Hunter Copeland got a Verbal Commendation.

Kesgin publishes paper on when leaders make uncharacteristic foreign policy choices

February 8, 2019

Assistant Professor of Political Science Baris Kesgin’s recent research is based on the premise that when leaders depart from their long-held, publicly known policy positions, one possible explanation is changes in their personality. Kesgin puts this assumption to test in the case of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in August 2005.