19.04.2012 - ODG

Irina Bokova participates in a conference in Istanbul on the role of Jewish refugees from Nazism in higher education in Turkey

From 19 to 20 April, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will be in Istanbul (Turkey) to take part in a conference on “Jewish Refugees from Nazism and their Role in Modernization of Higher Education in Turkey” organized by Bahcesehir University, the Aladdin Project and Princeton University.

The Director-General will open the conference with the President of the Aladdin Project Anne-Marie Revcolevschi, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Elmar Brok, Ambassador of the United States to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr. and President of the Anna Lindh Foundation and advisor to the King of Morocco André Azoulay. Honorary Ambassador and UNESCO Special Envoy for Holocaust Education Samuel Pisar will also be present at the conference, as well as a number of academics and government officials.

During her visit to Turkey, the Director-General will also meet with leaders of the country’s private sector and foundations to explore possible areas of cooperation.

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