The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The International House Global Voices Program
The University of Chicago
Cordially invite you to attend the Inaugural Lecture
The Honorable Fatih Yildiz
Consulate General of The Republic of Turkey, Chicago
5:30pm, Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
International House, Home Room
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Free and Open to the Public
The “Diplomatic Encounters” series, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the International House Global Voices Program, brings to the University of Chicago campus representatives of various diplomatic missions for short presentations followed by an opportunity for open dialogue. They will provide a venue in which the invited diplomat can present the current situation in his or her country, describe and discuss the most important concerns of the present as well as challenges and opportunities that are visible on the horizon, and clarify the country’s official policy on various issues. This presentation should last about 30 minutes. Following the diplomat’s presentation, the audience will have time to raise questions about the country’s current situation or policies.
“Diplomatic Encounters” will normally be held on Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 PM and are open to the public. Students, faculty, and staff of the University community with an interest in the country being represented are especially encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of each event.
Persons with disabilities that may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.