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Year of Turkey: Exploring Past, Present, Future

AMERICA BULLETIN (19 September, 2011- 12:11 PM)

As part of the premier public university in the most diverse county in America, Queens College offers cultural and academic programming focusing on a different nation each year.

For the 2011-12 academic year, Queens College will concentrate on Turkey, a country with a rich and diverse history, people, and environment.

‘’We will explore many facets of Turkey’s past, present, and future: its politics, society, economy, and ethnicity, as well as its art, literature, music, and film.’’ Queens College said in a statement. It added; ‘’As a critical part of our programming, we will engage local ethnic communities with historic ties to this region, and include their perspectives in our survey. We will also feature the innovative work being done by Queens College students and faculty in Turkey: archaeological excavation, seismological research, studies of the region’s literature, and analysis of politics and religion.’’

The year will culminate in a trip in late spring that will help members of the QC community gain direct understanding of Turkey and lay the groundwork for possible future collaboration.

There will be opening Year of Turkey event with post-concert reception on Wednesday, September 21,2011.



Selim Giray, violin and Gulimina Mahamuti, piano

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 3:30 pm  LeFrak Concert Hall

Free event.

To reserve seats, call 718-544-2996.


More details about upcoming Year of Turkey events