Category: Talks

HP News
Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’

It’s election season in Cyprus, which comes under the spotlight thanks to a new debate being organised by think tank CEFTUS (Centre for Turkey Studies). North Cyprus’ General Election was held on 7 January 2018 and domestic concerns dominated. The National Unity Party (UBP) returned as the largest party, significantly increasing its share of vote […]

Books
Reading between the lines: author Orhan Pamuk to tour the UK

Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk will be giving a series of talks in Britain starting on 15 September at the Royal Festival Hall, with several other dates across the UK. The tour is inspired by his latest book The Red-Haired Woman and his home city of Istanbul. Pamuk made his writing debut with Darkness and […]

Entrepreneurs
Thackray Williams breakfast talk: how family businesses can ‘give back’ to society

  A law firm in southeast London will be exploring philanthropy among family businesses. Thackray Williams has invited three speakers to talk about using wealth to support communities and causes important to them. Like all businesses, family-owned enterprises need to make a profit to survive. While generating an income and protecting the family’s future wealth […]

News - UK
‘The Referendum: a preliminary evaluation’: talk by veteran Turkey analyst David Barchard

  Leading Turkey analyst and author David Barchard will be giving his assessment on the country as it enters a new era, transitioning from a parliamentary system of government to a presidential one. During the evening lecture, organised by the Anglo-Turkish Society at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, Barchard will look at the growth of the idea of […]

Culture
Lecture: Why did Piri Reis call Christopher Columbus a ‘munajjim’?

  For history lovers, and in particular those interesting in naval exploration, the latest in Yunus Emre Institute’s Arts and Culture lecture series is a fascinating look at two of the early modern world’s leading navigators. In his Book of Navigation (Kitāb-ı Baḥriye), Piri Reis, the famous sixteenth-century Ottoman cartographer and naval captain, introduced Christopher […]