“EDUCATING YOUNGER GENERATIONS ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INTERCULTURAL LITERACY”

UNAOC & Mission of Kazakhstan Join Event:
“Educating younger generations to global citizenship through intercultural literacy”, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Date: 2 May 2018
Time:  3.00 PM -5.30 PM
Venue: Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters
Participation: All are invited with a valid UN pass

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DOĞANÇAY’S SPEAKING WALLS AT MUSEUM MORSBROICH IN GERMANY

“Burhan Doğançay – Signs on the Wall” |  Solo Exhibit – Germany
Speaking Walls at Museum Morsbroich 
BURHAN DOĞANÇAY SHOWS THE TRUE LIFE
 On March 18, 2018, the Museum Morsbroich (http://www.museum-morsbroich.de) in Leverkusen (20km north of Cologne) opened a solo exhibition with works by Burhan Dogancay under the title “Zeichen an der Wand” (“Signs on the Wall”). The exhibit will remain open until August 26. Most works on view are on loan from the Albertina, Vienna.

Burhan Doğançay, an economist by profession, worked as a self-taught artist until his death in 2013. His topic was the “Urban Walls“, poster and graffiti walls in public space, which he photographed and used as a template for his works.

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“JOURNEY INTO EUROPE: ISLAM, IMMIGRATION, AND IDENTITY”

New Book
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed presented “Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity” at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed’s latest project on Muslims in Europe is yet another illustration of his vision by offering us understanding of, commitment to, and hope and compassion for humanity.”

On Thursday, March 15, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed presented his new book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity, at the 92nd Street Y in New York at part of their Daytime Talks series.

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I’VE HELD ON TIGHT TO THE WINGS OF THE COSMOS…

 Autobiographic Poetic Diary

Dedicated to my dear sister Olcay Ünver and my immediate Family in Istanbul…

One half of me is from Turkey
The other half America
My country of birth – my roots and the first half of my life rests in Turkey
The second half of my life – almost thirty-years-long following it rests in America


Bircan ÜNVER

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1000 KORKAĞA 60 YILLIK BİR HAYAT HİKAYESİ

Nermin Abadan Unat

Nermin Abadan Unat’ın hayatına sığdırdıklarını kırpın 1000 korkağa 60 yıllık hayat hikâyesi çıkar

Yazar: Naci KAPTAN
ALMANYA’YA göçün 50. yılında, göç olgusunu küresel ve ulusal anlamda kavrayabilmek için Nermin Abadan Unat’ın Bitmeyen Göç -Konuk İşçilikten Ulus Ötesi Yurttaşlığa kitabını mutlaka okumak gerekir.
Kitabın başındaki Teşekkür’de çalışmasının özelliğini vurguluyor:
Bu kitap, 1963’ten bu yana Türk kadın ve erkek emekçilerin yeni bir yaşam kurmak üzere izledikleri sıkıntılı yolları anlatmak, karşılaştıkları güçlükleri açıklamak, oluşturulabilecek politikaları önermek, davet edildikleri, seçtikleri, gittikleri ülkelerin hukuki, siyasi, sosyal ve ekonomik önlemlerle mevzuatlarını belirtmek amacıyla yazdığım kitap ve makalelerin, Türkiye içi ve dışı alan araştırmalarının bir özetidir.
Kitap bunun ötesinde, uluslararası göçün küreselleşme süreci karşısında almış olduğu yeni biçimler, oluşturduğu yeni kavramlar ve kuramların yorumudur. Kısaca, ömür boyu sürdürdüğüm bilimsel çalışmalarımın sentezidir.” [Read more…]

EVLİYA ÇELEBİ REHBERLİĞİNDE İSTANBUL’UN KORUYUCU TILSIMLARI

İstanbul Mini-Yazı dizisi ve fotoğraflar: Ayşe ÖVÜR
Evliya Çelebi’ye göre İstanbul’un yedi tepesinde on yedi tane dikilitaş vardı ve hepsi birer nazarlık gibi koruyucu etkilere sahipti. Evliya Çelebi’nin geniş hayal gücüyle kurguladığı tarihsel öykülere, gerçek bilgiler de katarak “farklı” bir dünya kurduğunu biliyoruz.
Tılsım insanların göremeseler de inandıkları doğa üstü güçler yardımıyla kendilerini felaketlerden koruyacağını düşündükleri objeler, gizemli sözlerdir. İnsanlar zamanla dikilitaşlara doğa üstü özellikler atfederek onları inanç sistemlerinin bir parçası haline getirmiş, “koruyucu tılsımlara” dönüştürmüştür.

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THE FIRST SPACE NATION: ASGARDIA

Poetic Diary II.
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Following “A City in Space” titled dream, 1.5 – 2 years later, this time I am in Istanbul… 

To my son John Unver’s  21st Birthday…

It was exactly fifteen years before this event that
the Passport of World Citizenship had grabbed my attention…
I had first seen it among his prizes in the library of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
at the Barnes Place in Colombo,
during my first visit on December 20, 2002…

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A CITY IN SPACE

Poetic Diary – I. While I was in New York about one-and-a-half to two-years ago…

There is a perception that everything exists in the universe as if it has been reflected through the mind of mankind…

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I was in a forest densely filled with very tall and wide pine trees
There was a hillside at the entrance of the forest…
Just like the one at the entrance of the Forest Park by the Park Lane
which is 10 minutes from where I live
However, all the pine trees on the hillside were uprooted and carried away
The earth in the denuded open area was still very fresh and wet
As if it was fallowed that day with the purpose of farming!

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TO MANY MORE MILLENNIA DEAR SIR ARTHUR… December 16

Poetic Diary | by Bircan ÜNVER  (for the original format, click here for the pdf file).

Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s Birthday…

December 16, 1917 – December 16, 2017 

I.
Many people used to mention the impossibility of interviewing you…
Once I was influenced by your vision, I wanted to interview you…
At that time, I had read in the newspapers that you were in New York…
I had immediately found out where you were staying and called
This hotel happened to be the one where you had written the book “2001: Space Odyssey”
Much later, I also found out that in front of the hotel wall,
there is a placket in your name that refers you’ve written the “2001: Space Odyssey” there…

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A GENERAL LOOK AT ISTANBUL BEFORE THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

On ISTANBUL – A mini-series – Part 1  | by Ayse OVUR*
Istanbul* is the only metropolis with territories both in Europe and Asia in the world. The metropolitan city has inhabitants for thousands of years, has been the capital of two different empires more than 1500 years.
Today, even though it is not the official capital of Turkey; it is accepted as a cultural capital of the Republic of Turkey. Throughout history, many different religions, languages, and cultures were able to coexist within its borders.  Tourists visiting Istanbul may encounter churches, synagogues, and mosques next to each other. 

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