NOVEMBER 7-13, 2017
NOV. 16 – PANEL EVENT ON EDUCATION FOR DISPLACED SYRIANS
With THO support, this Thursday, November 16 ,   from 12:00 to 2:00 PM , the  No Lost Generation chapter at George Washington University   will host a panel on innovative approaches to education for displaced Syrians.

This event is being organized as part of International Education Week 2017.
U.S.-TURKEY NEWS
U.S. Vice President and Turkish Prime Minister meet in D.C.
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OTHER NEWS
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THE LATEST FROM THO
THO organizes roundtable for H.E. Binali Yildirim
In advance of his November 9 meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met with a group of think tank leaders at an off-the-record roundtable luncheon on November 8 organized by THO.

You can read the summary of the luncheon on our website .
THO hosts Congressional briefing on U.S.-Turkey relations
On November 8, THO organized a Congressional briefing on the state of U.S.-Turkey relations, featuring remarks from  Dr. Michael Reynolds ( professor at Princeton University and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute) and Nicholas Heras (Middle East Security Fellow at the Center for a New American Security). The panel was moderated by Dr. Nora Fisher Onar of Coastal Carolina University and the German Marshall Fund.

The panel also featured remarks by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), co-chair of the Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations & Turkish Americans.

The event was followed by a reception at which Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), also co-chair of the U.S.-Turkey Caucus, offered brief remarks.

To read the full summary of the event, visit our website .
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2017
A joint initiative of the U.S.’ Department of State and Department of Education, International Education Week (IEW) “ celebrate[s] the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide .”

Academic ties are an essential component of U.S.-Turkey relations. Student and faculty exchanges coupled with joint research endeavors help support greater understanding between the U.S. and Turkey while driving innovative and exciting developments across a wide variety of academic fields.

THO is proud to have staff who are alumni of various exchanges and study abroad opportunities in the U.S. and Turkey, including the Fulbright program, the National Security Education Program, and university-based exchanges in Turkey.

Through our education programming, we strive to highlight the importance of the U.S.-Turkey academic relationship.

Our programming and activities in this area have included:

  • a May 2017 roundtable on the impact of U.S.-Turkey exchanges, featuring a discussion with current and former exchange participants;



  • videos from Audrey Williams and Sarah Houston (2014-15 Fulbright grantee in Turkey and former THO Coordinator) on the importance of their exchange experiences in Turkey.
THO Program Officer Audrey Williams, a Fulbright alumnus, visits the Fulbright Program booth at the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference.
WHAT WE'RE READING
International Crisis Group
– Seda Demiralp, Hurriyet Daily News
– Ayla Jean Yackley, Al-Monitor
– Michael Woldemariam, interviewed in World Politics Review


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