Erol Yayboke. Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Fragility and Mobility.
EXPERTISE: Climate Change, Geopolitics and International Security, Governance and Rule of Law, Human Mobility, Humanitarian Assistance, International Development, Technology and Innovation, U.S. Development Policy
Erol Yayboke is a senior fellow with the International Security Program and director of the Project on Fragility and Mobility at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His specific research interests include migration and forced displacement, violent conflict and global fragility, conflict-aware stabilization, violent extremism, climate change, civil-military cooperation, and disruptive technologies.
Previously, he was a senior fellow and deputy director with the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development. Prior to CSIS, Mr. Yayboke served on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign as well as the Evidence for Policy Design team at the Center for International Development at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Yayboke has long-term field experience working for organizations (Global Communities, Save the Children, and AECOM International Development) in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and the Somali Region of Ethiopia, serving in various senior management roles.
Mr. Yayboke teaches a graduate level course on global fragility and resilience at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is a member of the board of directors for the Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit focused on developing the next generation of women peacebuilders. He holds an M.P.A. from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A. in international business, also from the University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in Turkish and Spanish.