Erdem Kaya

Director, Nonresident Research Fellow

Erdem Kaya is a Ph.D. candidate at York University, Canada. Kaya has published on Turkish foreign policy, global governance, and peacebuilding and conflict resolution. 

His doctoral research project focuses on Sino-capitalism, the political economy of the US-China competition, and the theories of hegemonic transition. Kaya’s research interests also include the populism-foreign policy nexus and the impact of rising populist rhetoric on global politics and governance. 

Kaya is a member of the Canadian International Council (the CIC) and an amateur observer of Canadian politics and foreign policy. Kaya lives in Toronto and speaks Turkish (native) and English. 

Latest by Erdem Kaya


The Populist Hype and “the Mainstreaming of the Far Right” March 12, 2021.


Prof. Pappas: We need creative leaders with realistic agendas against populism September 12, 2021.

Prof. Singer: Populism’s thin ideology renders performative truth March 11, 2021.