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Professor Speaks on Turkey's Economic and Political Presence

  • Published: October 25, 2011

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Emily Craft at ecraft4@naz.edu or (585) 389-2371

Professor Speaks on Turkey's Economic and Political Presence

Aykut Arikan, Ph.D, chair of graduate programs for knowledge and innovation management at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, will be presenting Turkey - An Emerging Powerhouse at a Crossroads: Free Market Economy and Democratic Values on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Otto A. Shults Community Center Forum at Nazareth College, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. Dr. Arikan will speak about the rising presence of Turkey in the global economy. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Arikan is an assistant professor in the department of public administration of the School of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Yeditepe University. He is also the chair of the graduate programs for knowledge and innovation and serves as the assistant to the vice president of Yeditepe University. Arikan previously taught as an assistant professor in the department of journalism in the School of Communications and acted as coordinator of the integrated marketing communications and journalism and media management graduate programs at Yeditepe University. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in library and information science from Istanbul University.

The event is sponsored by the Center for international Education, the School of Management, the Turkish Society of Rochester, and the International Business Council.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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