Thursday, January 20, 2011

Turkish Ambassador Coming to Pittsburgh Feb 3 to Discuss Cooperation and Partnerships for New Century

Turkey and the United States: A Robust Partnership in the New Century
Discussion and Luncheon
Ambassador Namik Tan, Ambassador of Turkey to the United States
February 3, 2011
Noon to 1:45 pm
Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, One Oxford Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh with support from Chatham University.

At the convergence of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Turkey occupies a unique position on the world stage. With a democratically-elected government, high economic growth rates, and a populace that looks both East and West, Turkey remains an important ally for the United States in the region. Ambassador Namik Tan will discuss the relationship between the two countries, common concerns, and areas of cooperation.

Ambassador Namık Tan was appointed Ambassador of Turkey to the United States in February 2010. Prior to this appointment, he served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for bilateral political affairs and public diplomacy. He was previously Ambassador of Turkey to Israel from 2007 to 2009.

Ambassador Tan joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982. After working in the Department of Maritime Affairs, he was posted to Moscow as Second Secretary from 1984 to 1987. He then spent two years as First Secretary in Abu Dhabi. After returning to Turkey, Mr. Tan served as the Deputy Chief of Cabinet to the Turkish President until 1991.

He was later assigned to the Turkish Embassy in Washington, where he served as Counselor from 1991 to 1995 and First Counselor from 1997 to 2001. Between these assignments, Mr. Tan served as Chief of Cabinet to the Turkish Foreign Minister. Upon his return to Turkey in 2001, he first served as Head of the Department for the Americas, and was subsequently named Head of the Information Department in 2002. He went on to serve as the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2007.


$45 - World Affairs Council Members
$60 - Non-Member
$360 - Table of Eight (8)

*Please advise in advance of any dietary restrictions*
*No refunds for cancellations after February 1, 2011*

Call 412-281-7970 or email

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