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March 21: Harry Lepinske talks about Turkey

Harry Lepinske, professor of business at Purdue University-Calumet and head of the Central Asian Productivity Center, talks about Turkey as part of the ICWA's Great Decisions series

When: Tuesday, March 28 -- registration at 7:00, program runs 7:30-9:00 PM

Where: Butler University, Pharmacy Building

Turkey has long sought membership in the European Union. Roadblocks remain, as several European countries are wary of Turkey's candidacy. Could Turkey's membership in the EU help Western relations with the Islamic world? Or could the possible rejection of Turkey cause an even wider divide?

In 2000, Harry Lepinske proposed to academic, government, and business leaders in Turkey and Azerbaijan an initiative to develop a "Central Asian Productivity Research Center." The initial goals were to concentrate on the needs for economic development in Eurasia and the Caucasus Regions. Working quickly, in cooperation with a small group of volunteers, the concept spread throughout the region. Prof. Lepinske is one of the master networkers in the region, and this should be an excellent talk.

The ICWA's Great Decisions series is free for students. For ICWA members, the series costs $9 for an individual and $14 for couples. For non-members it's $12 for individuals and $17 for a couple. Attending single sessions costs $5. You should get the book of eight fine articles that goes along with the series, it costs $12. Any questions? Contact Mitzi Graham 317-872-4004.

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