On March 8, THO joined the world in celebrating the accomplishments of women on International Women's Day. We are proud to support this year's theme of #BalanceforBetter and work towards a more inclusive and representative tomorrow.
Save the Date: Inclusion to Education: Preservation of the Academic Heritage of the Middle East March 28, 2019
THO will be hosting a dynamic panel discussion featuring Professor Umran Iman, Professor Mehmed Ozkan, Professor Zeliha Kocak Tufan, and Professor Omer Turan
at the National Press Club March 28, 2019 from 2:00- 4:30 pm.
Please join us for a teleconference March 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm as our distinguished guests, Sir Robert Cooper (Former British Diplomat) and Frances Burwell (Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative, Atlantic Council) discuss what is in store for the future of the EU following the Brexit vote.
Upcoming: A Conversation on Transatlantic Relations
Join us as we present a discussion with Professor Gulnur Aybet and Former Ambassador Nicholas Burns at the National Press Club on April 9, 2019 to discuss transatlantic relations.
THO Partnership Manager Pinar Gezgec met with John Smirnow- General Counsel and Vice President of Market Strategy for SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) as well as Congressman David Trone (D-MD) (pictured below).
THO Communications Manager Savannah Lane and THO Partnership Pinar Gezgec met with Ambassador James Jeffrey and attended the Syrian American Council's 8th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution Gala.
THO Communications Manager Savannah Lane and
THO Partnership Manager Pinar Gezgec attended the Women In International Security's Women in Politics event on Capitol Hill and spoke with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA).
THO Partnership manager Pinar Gezgec, THO Communications Manager Savannah Lane, and THO Intern Abdul Abbas met with both the Chief of Mission and Information Manager at the Embassy of Lebanon.
THO Profile of the Week:
Professor Sanford R. Silverburg
To learn more about about our Profile of the Week feature please visit our website here!
THO Summer Research Program
THO is excited to continue our Summer Research Program for 2019! Stay tuned for more information to be released on our website!
Analysis: THO President Ali Cinar on Turkey- U.S. Relations
THO President Ali Cinar provided analysis in an article for Arab News on the current status of Turkey- U.S. relations and what to expect moving forward.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff "U.S. and Turkey Enjoy Strong Relationship"
The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff commented on their recent Turkey-themed photos posted on the official Twitter account that they wanted to portray support for their "Turkish ally and reinforce that the U.S. and Turkey enjoy a strong relationship."
Economic Development in Turkey Leads to End of GSP Program
The United States intends to end Turkey's and India's preferential trade treatment under a program that allowed some exports to enter the United States duty free. According to the U.S. Trade office Turkey is no longer eligible to participate in the Generalized System of Preferences program because it "is sufficiently economically developed."
Turkey Says Working to resolve Impasse on F-35 Jets in U.S. Congress
While Turkey is working to find an
impasse on F-35 jets in U.S. Congress, U.S. officials are telling Turkey that it would be "impossible" to pass the sale of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets through Congress due to the procurement of Russia's S-44 defense systems.