8th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony
The Atlantic Institute - TN held its annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 12th. The ceremony honored four individuals who actively promote education diversity and intercultural exchange in their communities and workplaces.
The Hon.Governor of Tennessee,Bill Haslam, was awarded the Atlantic Education Award. Dr. Klint Alexander, President, United Nations Associations of USA Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter, recieved the Peace and Dialogue Award. The Community Service Award accepted by Mr. Brian Williams, President & CEO, Hands on Nashville. Dr. Ronald Messier, Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University, was awarded the Education Award.
The awardees were nominated by Atlantic Institute’s local advisory board members and Trip to Turkey Participants. Award winners excluding Hon.Bill Haslam and approximately 110 esteemed guests attended a reception and awards ceremony. Award reciepents have shared their short remarks.
For Hon. Governor Bil Haslam`s appreciation remark please click here.
Atlantic Institute cordially invites you the Annual Dialogue Dinner & Award Ceremony entitled "Civility and Dialogue".
This is an invitation-only event.
Keynote Speaker (Dr. Mustafa G. Sahin)
Live Turkish Music / the Water Marbling (Ebru) Show
Hon. Bill Haslam (Atlantic Education Award)
Governor of Tennessee
Dr. Ron Messier (Education Award)
Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University
Dr. Klint Alexander (Peace & Dialogue Award)
President, United Nations Associations of USA Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter
Mr. Brian Williams (Community Service Award)
President & CEO, Hands on Nashville
Trip to Turkey 2014 Impressions
Please join us for a relaxed evening of dialogue and other refinements!
The Hermitage Hotel / Grand Ballroom
(231 Sixth Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37219)
Dr. Mustafa G. Sahin
Director of Academic Affairs
WHO IS DR. MUSTAFA SAHIN?
Dr. Mustafa Sahin is the Director of Academic Affairs at Istanbul Center. He received his BA in International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara and his MA in International Relations at Fatih University, Istanbul with a Master thesis on Turkish Foreign Policy Towards the Palestinian Question. He received his PhD in International Relations at Florida International University, Miami where he wrote his dissertation on Turkish Islamic / social movements and how they view Turkey's place in the world (Turkey and neo-Ottomanism: Domestic sources, dynamics and foreign policy). Previously he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of South Florida where he taught Introduction to Comparative Politics, the Middle East, and Politics and Culture in Developing Societies. At Istanbul Center he teaches courses on Islam and Turkey.
LIVE TURKISH MUSIC / THE WATER MARBLING (EBRU) SHOW
The Art of Patience: One of the most unique and beautiful forms of Turkish art is Ebru, or water marbling. Ebru is formed by drawing designs with dye on top of water, and then carefully placing paper on the surface of the water in order to absorb the dye.
A three-course menu will be served.
DATE and TIME
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.
(Refreshments will be served)
Program starts at 6:00 p.m.
Valet parking: $12
Meters are available at free of charge
(6th Ave, Church St., Union St., Capitol Blvd.)
This is not a fund-raiser dinner.
This is an invitation-only event. This invitation is for you and a guest.