The Turkish Flagship collaborated with the Arabic and Chinese Flagships to plan the First Annual Indiana University Inter-Flagship Colloquium (IUIFC). The IUIFC recognized the hard work of the Flagship students, who created research posters and presentations in their respective target languages. Because IU is the only university in the country to have three Flagship Programs, the IUIFC focused on inter-Flagship interaction. The event began in the School of Global and International Studies’ Auditorium with a welcome speech and a series of panels that featured students from each Flagship. Students answered questions about their Flagship experiences, their advice for other students, and their techniques for marketing Flagship during the internship and job search.
After the panel discussions, students came to the SGIS Atrium to present their posters. Students, faculty, conversation partners, and instructors enjoyed eating Turkish, Chinese, and Middle Eastern food while they listened to student presenting their posters in their target languages. In addition to learning more about their peers’ research, students were able to meet students from other Flagships and enjoyed being able to see the hard work of their peers.
Turkish Flagship students from the introductory, advanced, and fourth-year Turkish courses presented on the following:
Cities in Turkey – Grace Bertsch, Olivia Owens, Alex Ruschman, and Kaethe Schroeder
Gastronomy in Turkey and America – Andrew Greco
Syrian Refugees in Turkey – Matthew Hernandez
Turkish Cultural Heritage Sites – Margaret Bott
The Importance of Green Spaces in Turkey – Moira Corcoran
Ziya Gokalp and His Principles of Turkism – Ian Riley