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Turkey and America: East & West – Where the Twain Meet

Tue, May 28, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

You are cordially invited to a book event with
 Dr. Henry P. Williams III
for his new book 
Turkey and America: East & West – Where the Twain Meet

Tuesday, May 28th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.



About the Book: Turkey and America: East & West – Where the Twain Meet is a synthesis of the author’s now lifetime of deep and abiding personal and professional experiences that have led to his deep understanding of the American Experience, the Mediterranean World, and U.S.-Turkish relations. The narrative guides the audience to bridges, where others may see only chasms. The reader is transported, back and forth, from East to West, across the centuries, juxtaposing geography and discovery, politics and war, religion and the arts, terrorism, key figures and human triumphs. The goal of the journey is a better appreciation for the nature of both historic and current controversies and under-recognized extraordinary contributions that lie at the heart of the East-West dynamic. This book seeks to decode some of the presumptions and misconceptions that tend to become the prisms through which both individual and state perceptions are filtered and pose as “the truth”. These truths, like beauty, tend to vary in the eyes of the beholder.

About the Author: Dr. Henry “Phil” Williams III is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics. He has received Degrees and Diplomas from Culver Military Academy, the Universities of Virginia, Edinburgh, and Florence, and a PhD in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He has worked in four foreign languages and studied and worked more than ten years of his life on the Mediterranean, including stints in Turkey doing Doctoral Research, Investment Banking, Consulting, and university-level teaching.

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