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Event Date:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location:
The Pierre, New York City
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The American Turkish Society's annual Gala is fast approaching! This year’s event, honoring Hüsnü Özyeğin and Hamdi Ulukaya, will take place at The Pierre in New York City on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Please see our Save the Date and make a note in your calendars.

Formal invitation to follow.

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or write to gala@americanturkishsociety.org

or call (646) 434-4409.

Opening date: Friday, March 27; Closing date: Saturday, April 4
Event Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:15am
Location:
SVA Theatre (333 West 23 Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
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Fee:
Please see NYTFF website

The American Turkish Society is proud to present the 14th New York Turkish Film Festival. With the generous contribution of the premier sponsor Chobani, the festival will be held on March 27- April 4, 2015 at the School of Visual Arts Theater. This year’s festival will screen a selection of eight remarkable feature films, bringing the best of contemporary Turkish cinema to audiences in New York. Our selection includes films by established masters as well as emerging new voices that have enjoyed domestic and international festival success. The selected films explore a diverse range of subjects and themes including the human – nature relationship, the consequences of urban gentrification, the expression of cultural and ethnic identity, and the complexities of family dynamics.

For ticket purchases, please visit the official website at www.newyorkturkishfilmfestival.com

Event Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Location:
The Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40 Street, New York, NY
Other:
Fee:
Non Member Fee: $100.00 / Member Fee: $100.00

Join us for an evening celebrating 12-time Grammy Award winning producer, arranger and composer, Arif Mardin. We will be screening the Grammy nominated film, "The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story", which chronicles the life and career of the man who produced more than 50 gold and platinum records with sales topping 50 million units.

Filled with rare footage, photos, and packed with incredible music, "The Greatest Ears In Town" features in-depth and intimate interviews and/or studio footage with music luminaries, friends and artists including Quincy Jones, Ahmet Ertegun, Sir George Martin, Willie Nelson, Carly Simon, Jewel, Daryl Hall, Phil Collins, The Bee Gees, Norah Jones and many others. "The Greatest Ears In Town" is one of the most insightful, enjoyable documentaries ever made about how hits are created.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Joe Mardin and Doug Biro, co-directors of the film and a live performance by Raul Midon, who was produced by both Arif and Joe Mardin.

The evening's proceeds will go toward supporting ATS educational programs.

Special thanks to Turkish Culture and Tourism Office

Speakers: Ambassador James Jeffrey (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) and Dr. Ömer Taşpınar (Brookings Institution)
Event Date:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location:
Herrick Feinstein (2 Park Avenue)
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Fee:
Non Member Fee: $50.00 / Member Fee: $30.00

The American Turkish Society is pleased to present a panel discussion on the pressing foreign policy, security, and humanitarian demands for Turkey and the U.S. caused by the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The speakers are:

  • Ambassador James Jeffrey (Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq, and currently at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
  • Dr. Ömer Taşpınar (Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution)

The speakers will speak on the respective topics:

Ambassador James Jeffrey will speak on areas of possible cooperation between the United States and Turkey in the area of foreign policy and obstacles facing such cooperation.

Dr. Ömer Taşpınar will speak on how Turkey's domestic politics, including its Kurdish question, affect Turkey's response to the ISIS challenge as well as interdynamics of different Kurdish organizations in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.

This discussion will be moderated by Mr. Noel Lateef, President & CEO of the Foreign Policy Association.

This event will be priority access and free for corporate members (Please email diana.shin@americanturkishsociety.org for a coupon code). Ticket price for individual members is $30 and $50 for non-members.

Turkey's Foreign Policy Challenges in the Middle East (download)

Event Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
Location:
Tina Kim Gallery, 545 West 25th St New York, NY 10001
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Exhibition Dates: Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, December 13, 2014
Fee:
N/A

 The Moon and Stars Project of The American Turkish Society is proud to co-present The World of My Father the first U.S. photography exhibition of Nuri Bilge Ceylan the acclaimed film director.

The American Turkish Society, Tina Kim Gallery, and Dirimart have partnered to present the first exhibition of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's photography in the United States. Ceylan was the winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Festival for Winter Sleep. The exhibition will explore how photography remains a foundational aspect of Ceylan's cinematic work. In The World of My Father, Ceylan turns his formidable gaze to Mehmet Emin Ceylan, a charismatic figure who played prominent roles in Ceylan's first three films, Clouds of May (1999), The Small Town (1997), Cocoon (1995). Viewers familiar with Ceylan's films will be delighted to see Ceylan's same commitment to subtle imagery in his photographs.

Exhibition presented by

 

Special thanks to Opening Reception Sponsors for their generous support.

Speakers: Dr. Michael Marrese (JP Morgan), Mr. Paul Rawkins (Fitch Ratings)
Event Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location:
Baker & McKenzie's Corporate Headquarters (452 Fifth Ave, New York, NY)
Other:
noon - 2 pm
Fee:
Non Member Fee: $50.00 / Member Fee: $35.00

The American Turkish Society will bring together a panel of experts to discuss challenges and opportunities for Turkey's financial markets.

The speakers are:

  • Dr. Michael Marrese (JP Morgan, Head of EMEA Emerging Markets)
  • Mr. Paul Rawkins (Fitch Ratings, Senior Director & Team Leader for Emerging Europe)

The panel discussion will be moderated by Mr. Murat Koprulu, Chairman of the Board at The American Turkish Society and Head of Emerging Markets Group at Mariner Investment Group.

This event will be priority access and free for corporate members (Please email diana.shin@americanturkishsociety.org for a coupon code). Ticket price for individual members is $35.00 and $50 for non-members.

held in Istanbul, Turkey on June 19
Event Date:
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:30pm
Location:
Istanbul, Turkey
Other:
Fee:
Non Member Fee: $250.00 / Member Fee: $250.00

The American Turkish Society hosted its inaugural Young Society Leaders (YSL) Summit on June 20, 2014 at Sabancı corporate headquarters in Levent, Istanbul. The first-ever Young Society Leaders (YSL) Summit provided a unique opportunity for participants to take a deep dive into topics ranging from politics, culture, economics, bilateral U.S.-Turkey relations and more.

The afternoon sessions were comprised of two panels:one on "U.S.-Turkey Ties: The Future in Global Context" and the other on "Turkey: Ways to Enhance Pluralism."

For media coverage, please see the following:

Young Society Leaders Gather in Istanbul (Hurriyet Daily News)

The Future of U.S.-Turkey: People-to-People and Young Society Leaders of the American Turkish Society (Huffington Post)

Young Society Leaders Gather in Istanbul (CNN Turk)

Young Society Leaders Gather in Istanbul (Hurriyet)

Opening date: Friday, May 16; Closing date: Sunday, May 25
Event Date:
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Location:
SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd St between 8th and 9th Avenues)
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The Moon and Stars Project, the arts & culture program of The American Turkish Society, is proud to present the 13th Turkish Film Festival. With the generous contribution of the signature sponsor Chobani, the festival will be held on May 16-25, 2014 at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. This year’s festival will build upon the success of “A Space Between: A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey,” a major retrospective of cinema from Turkey that featured twenty-nine films from 1958 to the present, which was co-presented by The Moon and Stars Project and The Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2012. This year’s festival will screen a selection of nine remarkable feature films, including two inspiring documentaries, and two collections of short films. The selected films address diverse themes such as poverty in the neighborhoods of Istanbul that have been subjected to gentrification, romance and human connection that transcend national borders, and identity issues concerning immigrant children.

For ticket purchases, please visit the official website at www.newyorkturkishfilmfestival.com

Speaker: Dr. Kemal Kirisci of the Brookings Institution
Event Date:
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location:
Baker & McKenzie (452 5th Ave)
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Dr. Kemal Kirisci of the Brookings Institution will speak on U.S.-Turkey trade relations as well as the importance of including Turkey in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Presentation Abstract:

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) if successfully negotiated and concluded will create a deeply integrated marked commanding 45 percent of world GDP and close to 25 percent of world trade. TTIP aspires to go beyond just trade liberalization but also harmonize regulatory issues both with respect to trade and investments. Turkey is deeply integrated with the EU through its customs union. Impact studies show that a Turkey left outside TTIP will be economically adversely affected. Yet, it is not just economic relations that would be at risk here. TTIP has also an important geo-strategic dimension to it. Excluding Turkey from TTIP risks weakening Turkey’s connections to the Transatlantic community and commitment to the values of this community. How could these economic and political challenges be met? Are there ways in which Turkey could be engaged by TTIP? Could TTIP become a vehicle for re-anchoring Turkey into the Transatlantic community? Against the crisis unfolding in Ukraine these are critical questions for the EU and the U.S. too. The talk will try to discuss these questions.

Event Date:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:30am
Location:
The Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st)
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Presented by Borsa Istanbul and Istanbul Financial Center Initiative, this special event will be comprised of a morning session followed by lunch. Priority access and attendance to this event will be available for our current individual and corporate members.

Please contact diana.shin@americanturkishsociety.org for more information.