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Klara Bilgin, PhD

Dr. Klara Bilgin is Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the Virginia International University, Fairfax VA. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Delaware.

Prior to her VIU position, Dr. Bilgin has taught at the College of St. Mary’s in MD, Western Illinois University, and the State University of New York, Geneseo. Her research work and publications focus on the processes of regime change, elections and transitions in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Dr. Bilgin has also worked as an international elections observer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations.