CES Receives Gift to Establish the Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey
April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015 (Cambridge, MA) –Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) today announced a gift by the family of Hüsnü Özyeğin, a leading Turkish entrepreneur and highly esteemed philanthropist, to establish the Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey. The Özyeğin Forum will provide CES new opportunities to incorporate the study of Turkey and its relationship with Europe in its diverse programmatic activities. The new program will include lectures, conferences and cultural events.
“This is a visionary gift, and we are honored to receive it from the Özyeğin family, whose commitment to advancing education is exemplary,” said Professor Grzegorz Ekiert, Director of the Center for European Studies. “The establishment of this new program at CES is an important signal that understanding Turkey is fundamental to the study of contemporary Europe.”