Turkish Ambassador to Speak at College at Florham

MADISON, NJ (October 4, 2010) —“Turkey —A Bridge Between the East and the West,” is the topic that H.E. Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan, permanent representative of Turkey to the United Nations, will present on October 20, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at FDU’s College at Florham, Madison, N.J. as part of FDU’s United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum program.

The U.N. Pathways Ambassador Forum is a discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassador’s Club at the U.N. and Apakan.

Apakan was appointed to the U.N. last year. Prior to his appointment, he served as the under-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, a position he started in 2008. From 2000, he was the director general for Bilateral Political Affairs and Maritime Affairs and Aviation.  

Since joining his country’s Foreign Ministry in 1971, Apakan has held several overseas diplomatic posts, including second secretary at the embassy in Vienna (1975), first secretary in Kuwait (1978), and counsellor of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations Geneva Office (1982). In 1996, he served as ambassador in Northern Cyprus.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s Office of Global Learning, in collaboration with the Ambassadors’ Club at the United Nations, presents this United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum.

The opportunity to hear the ambassador and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:30. The question-and-answer session will follow the discussion between Ambassador Kamal of the Ambassador’s Club at the U.N. and H.E. Ambassador Apakan and will end at 8:00. The program will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.

For additional information, call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at (973) 443 -8876.

For Immediate Release

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