ATAA PRESIDENT GÖKHAN ÖZALP: “NOW THE CHILDREN AND THE SECOND GENERATION OF THIS THIRD WAVE IS OUR TARGET.”


TurkishLibrary.Us proudly presents an exclusive interview with the President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), GÖKHAN ÖZALP on the ATAA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration along with the 100th Anniversary of the start of Turkish War of Independence and Turkish Revolution through a long-day Conference in Arlington, DC on October 5, 2019
Further, this interview mainly looks through internally the ATAA’s 40 years’ background as the largest Turkish-American Organization in the U.S. It brings in Mr. Ozalp’s his own personnel involvement story with the ATAA along with it reveals ATAA’s current and near-future priorities and visions towards a more connected, unified, mobilized, effective and dynamic Turkish-American Community in the U.S.
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HOW TO PROTECT INDEPENDENT SCIENCE AND ENSURE OUR INNOVATIONS ARE IN TUNE WITH OUR HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS?

We must be just as careful on the international level not to let the UN and its SDGs to be used as a kind of banner for larger industry purposes.  This is essential if one truly wants to win the hearts and minds of the world at large for the sustainable development program. 

Written & Presented by JULIE MARDIN, Researcher-Author, Digital Artist and Representative of The Light Millennium to the UN Department of Global Communications (New York).
WORKSHOP: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being

Organized & Presented by The Light Millennium
as part of
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

BUILDING INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
26 – 28 August 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
For the full text of this paper (Pdf), please click on here >

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“HOW TO PREVENT THE PROLIFERATION OF HATE SPEECH WITHIN THE CONTOURS OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH…

Digital art design by Julie Mardin
“As new channels for hate speech are reaching wider audiences than ever at lightning speed, we all – the United Nations, governments, technology companies, educational institutions – need to step up our response.”
UN Secretary General António Guterres
Paper presentation by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications
Workshop titled: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
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KAZAKHSTAN DEPOSITED RATIFICATION DOCUMENT WITH UN TO NUCLEAR BAN TREATY

NEW YORK, August 29, 2019. Kazakhstan has deposited with the United Nations Secretariat the ratification instrument to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The ceremony took place on the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the UN officially commemorates the Tenth Anniversary of the Day.
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GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology…

GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
Immediate Media Release | August 7, 2019 (updated on August 19, 2019)
www.lightmillennium.org | www.turkishlibrary.us
Workshop Date:  On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Venue: Salt Lake City Palace,  Utah
Room# 151 DEF | Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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YOUTH JOURNALISTS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS: Meet UNESCO

–– Book review by Patrick SCIARRATTA*
In the Spring 2019, the Director of the Media Education Center in Belgrade introduced me to a new ‘Handbook for Journalism Education and Training’ from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris). 
MEC Director Miomir Rajcevic introduced me to the ‘handbook’ that is in fact a full course workup, reviewing at first what has been called ‘fake news,’ but discusses the topic in much greater detail – and its title betrays its thoughts on the subject.
Journalism, Fake News, and Disinformation” is the actual title.  (Available free, at: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000265552)
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19TH MELAKA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DIALOGUE “YOUTH DECONSTRUCTING FAKE NEWS”

23RD – 27TH JUNE 2019 LA BOSS HOTEL, MELAKA, MALAYSIA DECLARATION
1 PREAMBLE

1.1 We, the young people from 33 countries around the world, attended the 19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD), convened in Melaka from 23rd – 27th June, 2019 for an annual programme organized by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY).

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PLANET OR PLASTIC?

                

Following a field expedition in India, Heather Koldewey, co-lead of the National Geographic Society’s Plastic Work and Sara Hylton, an award-winning photographer from National Geographic explain that people are unable to make the connection between dumping plastic into rivers and the impact on ocean pollution.

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CERVANTES IN ISTANBUL

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616)
Photo credit WeLoveIst
In mid- 16th century, an Italian family wanted their 11-year old son to be a Minister. However, in their home-town there was no Ministerial school. They decided to send the child to Napoli – by boat!  In that era the Turkish corsairs (pirates) dominated The Mediterranean. They captured the ship in which the child was travelling.  They brought the child to Istanbul.      
by Ayhan ÖZER           
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COFFEE & CROISSANT

“To celebrate, the Viennese bakers made for days crescent-shaped (Turkish emblem) rolls. Later, the French adopted the practice, and christened the name from crescent to famous CROISSANT! (“croix” in French means “cross”)”
by Ayhan ÖZER
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MAPPING THE FUTURE OF AI IN THE DYNAMICS OF CIVILIZATION – Part-1

The exponential rate of the evolution of society would speed up drastically and a future that would currently take 1000 years to develop could only take 10 years.
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COFFEE AND TEA CUSTOMS IN TURKEY

by Ayhan ÖZER

Coffee was discovered in the 10th century in Ethiopia. It traveled first to the Arabian Peninsula and to Yemen.  In 1517, Yemen came under the Turkish rule; its Governor was Ozdemir Pasha.
He brought coffee to Istanbul, and introduced it to the Palace and then to the high society. Up until then, tea was the only popular hot drink.
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In Memoriam THE LAST ARMENIAN

by Abdullah Ayata
(translated by Emre Serbest)

Inspired by a true story, an epic story of individual and communal love and respect accompanied by  tragedy of people of different ethnicities living side by side and together in central Anatolia facing the elements of life that challenge the ying & yang of life. 

Book Review by: Sevgin OKTAY

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LMTV July 2019: WORLD TOUR ON A BICYCLE – With DNYAN YEWATKAR

The Light Millennium Television – LMTV Presents…

JULY 2019 Schedule

Commercial FREE
Public Interest Programs…

From LOCAL to GLOBAL…

[TurkishLibrary.Us – July 7, 2019] Dnyaneshwar (Dnyan, in short) has started his huge and noble journey to spread out the message and vision of Mahatma Gandhi to the world out of India in November 2016. Along with Gandhi’s message the core message of all great personalities like – nonviolence, truth, clean & peaceful society.
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“WATER AND FOOD SECURITY – PATHWAYS THAT LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND AND THOSE THAT DO”

Keynote speech by
Olcay UNVER, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair, UN-Water
10th Water Research Horizon Conference
18-19 June, 2019,

Hannover, Germany

“Right now, we are at a cross roads. Billions still lack safe water and sanitation, water pollution is worsening, there is too little funding, agriculture places enormous stress on water and our governance systems are weak.”
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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.