İstanbul Kültür University

Formal Book Launch of the Turkish Embassy Residence Book in Washington, D.C.

GPoT Center, together with the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., organized the formal book launch event of “The Turkish Ambassador’s Residence and the Cultural History of Washington, D.C.” on June 10 in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

In celebration of the new publication, the three authors of the book, Skip Moskey, a historical researcher; Caroline Mesrobian Hickman, an art and architectural historian; and John Edward Hasse, the head of the Jazz section of the Smithsonian Institute, participated in a panel discussion moderated by Sylvia Tiryaki, Deputy Director of GPoT Center. The meeting’s opening remarks were given by Namık Tan, the Turkish Ambassador to Washington, while Bahar Akıngüç Günver, the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Kültür University, and Lisa McCowan Foley, the granddaughter of Edward Hamlin Everett, the first owner of the residence, also delivered speeches.



“The Turkish Ambassador’s Residence and the Cultural History of Washington, D.C.”, which is the first comprehensive book about the history of the Embassy Residence, formerly known as Everett House, documents the unknown dimensions of the relationship between the two countries.

Videos from the event:

Opening Remarks: Amb. Namık Tan | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Bahar Akıngüç Günver | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Lisa McCowan Foley | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Sylvia Tiryaki | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Skip Moskey | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Caroline Mesrobian Hickman | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Caroline Mesrobian Hickman | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
John Edward Hasse | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch
Closing Remarks | Turkish Ambassadors Residence Book Launch

Media coverage of the event:

Captured Event
10 June 2013 | Blacktie Washington D.C.

Washington'da Türkiye konuşmak
11 June 2013 | Star | Mensur Akgün

Washington Büyükelçilik Rezidansı'nda cazlı günler
12 June 2013 | Radikal | Müge Akgün

Jazzy days at Turkish embassy
13 June 2013 | Hürriyet Daily News | Müge Akgün

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