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Belmont to Host Phase 1 of ‘Spotlight on Turkey’ Program

The Tennessee World Affairs Council, housed at Belmont, and the Turkish Cultural Foundation are partnering with Belmont’s Center for International Business to bring “Spotlight on Turkey” to campus, a program put on by the Council and Foundation.

The three-phase program begins with a day-long workshop Saturday, March 24 for Tennessee teachers to learn about Turkish culture. In phase two, several teachers will be selected to take a tour of Turkey in order to get a first hand account of the area. The final phase, a “Portrait of Turkey” program, will be held in the fall of 2012 and will allow the teachers who participated in the Study Tour of Turkey to share the experience with other teachers, students and the general community through a workshop, program, speakers and/or cultural event.

Overall, the Tennessee World Affairs Council seeks to bring resources to Tennessee as opportunities for educators to increase their knowledge of Turkish culture and history. “In general, our purpose is to provide programs. Our goal is to learn more about the world,” said Patrick Ryan, the Council’s president.

The first workshop will take place at Belmont University and will include 30 to 50 participants. Belmont faculty and staff interested in speaking about Turkish culture or assisting in the workshop are encouraged to contact Patrick Ryan or Jeff Overby. For more information, click here.

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