Turkish Coffee Culture “From the 16th to the 21st Century and Beyond”

Guest Article by Efe Sevin

Turkayfe.org, Turkey’s International and Digital Coffeehouse, is a social diplomacy website dedicated to promote Turkey and to contribute to the Turkish branding events. Turkayfe is hosting two events on coffee culture in Washington DC, and New York in association with the Washington D.C. Culture and Tourism Office, andAmerican Turkish Association (ATA-DC).

Both events are open to public but RSVP is required.

The event will feature expert lectures on Turkish Coffee traditions, its history, social culture and its influence on the American society. There will also be free coffee tasting, followed by a networking reception. The schedules and RSVP links for the events can be found below:

New York

June 11, 2011 – Saturday

Address: Turkish House, 821 United Nations 8th floor New York City, NY 10017

RSVP: http://turkishcoffeeculturenewyork.eventbrite.com

7:00 PM Event start time
7:15 PM Opening remarks
7:30 PM Ercüment Ackman, Capstone Advisor, Georgetown University Real Estate Graduate
School – ‘Once Upon a time Turkish Coffee’
7:45 PM Göknur Akçadağ, History Expert Assistant Professor, Yıldız Techical University,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences – ‘The American Perspective: Turks in the 19th-
20th centuries’
8:00 PM Gizem Salcigil White and Efe Sevin, Founders of Turkayfe.org – ‘Digitalizing Coffee
Houses – Social Diplomacy Web 2.0 and Turkey’s International Digital Coffee House’
8:30 – 9:30 PM Reception

Washington, DC

June 15, 2011

Address: 2525 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington D.C., 20008-2826

RSVP: http://turkishcoffeeculturewashingtondc.eventbrite.com

7:00 PM Event start time
7:15 PM Opening remarks
7:30 PM Ercüment Ackman, Capstone Advisor, Georgetown University Real Estate Graduate
School – ‘Once Upon a time Turkish Coffee’
7:45 PM Göknur Akçadağ, History Expert Assistant Professor, Yıldız Techical University,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences – ‘The American Perspective: Turks in the 19th-
20th centuries’
8:00 PM Gizem Salcigil White and Efe Sevin, Founders of Turkayfe.org – ‘Digitalizing Coffee
Houses – Social Diplomacy Web 2.0 and Turkey’s International Digital Coffee House’
8:30 – 9:30 PM Reception

About Efe

I read and write about political communication stuff and I play with data to see what they have to say. I also love to cook.
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