Rumi Forum organized 4 study trip delegations during the month of May and June 2013
One group was the first ever group of Rumi Forum Phd Fellows to travel and do research in regards to their areas of interest. Cities traveled included Istanbul, Ankara, Gaziantep and Urfa. The Phd students came from Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, American University, John Hopkins University and George Mason University
The second group traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan to partake in the Annual US-Azerbaijan Convention and to attend various meeting at institutions including the Parliament and universities. The delegation consisted of think tank and university scholars
The third group was in Istanbul to attend a Media Forum and meet with various media, journalists and academics. Cities included Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Gaziantep
The fourth groups consisted of a mixed group of scholars, policy people, NGOs and Government. Cities included Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Gaziantep
Apart from the above institutions the 3 delegations in Turkey visited Government and Opposition MPs, think tanks, universities, US Embassy, Religious leaders, Minority community leaders and activists, Kurdish and Turkish business people, schools, Newspapers, Law experts, Civil society groups including Youth groups among others.
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