Event Archive

President Gülay Barbarosoğlu of Boğaziçi University and NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan have signed an agreement to provide BU-affiliated entrepreneurs with a startup gateway in New York, leveraging the city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial landscape and the supportive infrastructure of NYU Tandon Incubators.

Boğaziçi University President Gülay Barbarosoğlu and a group of both senior administrators and academicians were in New York in April to get together with BU alumni and friends living in the United States and to meet with officials from partner American universities. 

Boğaziçi University organized a panel at Columbia University in New York on “Understanding the Contemporary Middle East”.  The panel brought together academicians from Boğaziçi University and Columbia University, and Boğaziçi alumni and friends residing in the United States. The panel was moderated by Professor Edhem Eldem of Boğaziçi University’s Department of History; the speakers were Professor Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics and Professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University.

Boğaziçi University President Gülay Barbarosoğlu and a committee of academicians from the University met with officials from prominent universities in Boston and Chicago on September 17-24, 2015, with a view to enhancing Boğaziçi University’s international collaboration with these universities.  The committee comprised Professor Ali İzzet Tekcan, Provost; Professor Taner Bilgiç, Vice Provost; Professor Taylan Akdoğan, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and Asu Nisa Kırdar, Global Outreach Coordinator.

The George Washington University hosted the first colloquium of the Global Humanities Project—bringing together the presidents of three universities, alongside humanities advocates from several countries, to discuss ways to enhance the visibility, prestige and impact of the arts and humanities in an increasingly globalized world. The colloquium signaled the start of Boğaziçi University’s collaboration with The George Washington University and Al Akhawayn University to produce a series of interconnected events drawing on the humanities in different national and cultural contexts.
The Turkish Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Namık Tan, hosted a reception for the Boğaziçi University community in honor of the schools 150th Anniversary. Held at the Embassy’s beautiful Washington, D.C. residence, the reception drew a large crowd, with BU alumni and friends from all over the United States joining. Following Ambassador Tan’s welcoming remarks, Boğaziçi University President Gülay Barbarosoğlu took the podium, sharing a film about the institution’s history and giving thanks to all present for joining the celebration.
Boğaziçi University President Gülay Barbarosoğlu delivered the keynote address at this year’s World Leadership Forum. Organized annually in New York City by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, the topic of this year’s Forum was “The Growing Global Economy”. The only participant from Turkey, President Barbarosoğlu, speaking at the Harvard Club, focused on the role that socio-economic development and growth play in education, and on the effect of education on social development in Turkey.