Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Turkish National Day Reception

88th National Sovereignty and Children's Day of Turkey

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Patroon Room, Campus Center
Uptown Campus, University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Event Program
6:00 – 6:15 Welcome and initial remarks
6:15 – 6:50 Dinner
6:50 – 7:00 Speaker introductions

7:00 – 7:15
Prof. Ümit Cizre
Levin Distinguished Scholar in Turkish Affairs at State University of New York, Binghamton
& Professor of Politics in Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, Ankara
“Perspectives on Turkey's Achievements and Challenges of Political Maturity”

7:15 – 7:30
Dr. Ş. İlgü Özler
Assistant Professor in Department of Political Science, State University of New York, New Paltz
“Turkey’s Role and Importance in the Region and the World”

7:30 – 7:40
Ambassador Robert R. Gosende
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs in Office of International Programs, State University of New York System Administration
“YÖK-SUNY Relations as a Proxy to Turkey-US Relations”

7:40 – 7:55 Turkish folk music performance
7:55 – 8:00 Closure and thanks