The first woman architect from Princeton University
A graduate of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, Aliye Çelik received Master of Fine Arts in Architecture degree as the first woman architect from Princeton University in 1970. She earned a doctoral degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1976.
Aliye Çelik had a long and successful career at the United Nations. She was the Chief of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations when she retired in 2005. She has been still active in her architectural career. Dr. Çelik established “the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization” with her colleagues.
With more than 50 years of experience, Dr. Çelik has become an advocate for educating and promoting women leaders in their fields, particularly in architecture.
This interview is based on the academic research project “Hacking the Politics of Gender in Architecture: Aliye Pekin Celik from ‘Old Boys School’ to the United Nations” by Dr. Meral Ekincioğlu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture Program.
Turkish Film Festival will be held in Landmark E Street Cinema, on April 11-14 2016
The first Washington Dc Turkish Film Festival will be held in Landmark E Street Cinema, on April 11-14 2016. We have selected a wide variety of movies reflect the richness of the contemporary Turkish cinema that celebrated centennial anniversary in 2015. From internationally acclaimed “Ivy” and “Sivas” to popular comedies we hope that the festival will attract both fans of Turkish movies and first timers in Washington DC.
ATAA 36th Annual Turkish American Conference TURKISH AMERICAN VISION Today and Beyond Feb.25-27, Washington, DC
Assembly of Turkish American Association (ATAA)’s 36th Annual Turkish American National Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, DC, during February 25-27, 2016.
ATAA’s annual conference is one of the largest conferences in the U.S. that traditionally brings together Turkish- American communities nationwide to promote greater public awareness and understanding of Turkey’s rich culture and modern day society. This year, ATAA’s 36th Annual Conference will once again bring more than 400 attendees including government officials, professionals in political, industrial, technological, commercial, academic, social, art and entertainment fields from the United States, Canada and Turkey.