Conference Program

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8:30 - 9:30 am Registration and Coffee
9:30 - 10:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Murat Tarimcilar, The George Washington University
Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President of the George Washington Univ.
Dr. Osman Faruk Logoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey
Dr. Kenan Sahin, President of TAIX LLC
10:30 - 11:30 am Plenary Address
The Development of Science in the Turkish Republic

Dr. Erdal Inonu, Sabanci University
Introduced by Dr. Sabri Sayari, Executive Director, Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University
11:30 - 18:00 pm Poster Presentations
12:00 - 13:15 pm Lunch
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom 3rd Floor
13:30 - 14:45 pm
Engineering & Applied Sciences Session
Dr. Banu Onaral, Drexel University
Dr. Ali Erdemir, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Suleyman Gokoglu, NASA Glenn Research Center
Mr. Ozgur Sahin, Stanford University
14:45 - 15:00 pm Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:15 pm
Health & Biomedical Sciences Session
Dr. Murat Gunel, Yale University
Dr. Sefik Alkan, 3M Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Gokhan Hotamisligil, Harvard University
16:15 - 16:30 pm Coffee Break
16:45 - 18:00 pm
Social Sciences & Humanities Session
Dr. Reza Moghadam, IMF Mission Chief to Turkey
Dr. Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Michael Deppler, European I Department, IMF
19:30 - 21:30 pm Reception at the Turkish Embassy
Hosted by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Faruk Logoglu
2525 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20008




8:00 - 8:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 9:30 am Mr. Lutfi Yenel, Chairman of Alcatel Teletas Turkey
Introduced by Mr. Abdullah Akyuz, US Representative, Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD)
9:30 - 10:15 am Opening Keynote Address
Role of Science and Technology in Foreign Policy
Dr. George H. Atkinson, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State
Introduced by President of TASSA
10:30 - 11:45 am

Past, Present & Future of U.S.-Turkish Scientific & Technological Cooperation
Dr. Metin Akay, Dartmouth College
Dr. Aybar Ertepinar, Vice-President, Turkish Council of Higher Education
Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Director, International Science and Engineering at National Science Foundation (NSF)
Dr. Sharon Hrynkow, Acting Director, Fogarty International Center at National Institutes of Health (NIH)
11:45 - 12:00 pm Coffee Break
12:00 - 14:00 pm TASSA Membership Meeting
Members meet with Turkish Delegation
  Turkish Delegation:
Dr. Engin Atac, President, Anadolu University
Dr. Metin Lutfi Baydar, President, Suleyman Demirel University
Dr. Ugur Buyukburc, President, Harran University
Dr. Aybar Ertepinar, Vice-President, Turkish Council of Higher Education
Major General Omer Inak, Deputy Undersecretary Ministry of National Defence
Dr. Emin Kansu, Member, Executive Council of the Turkish Academy of Sciences
Mr. Kemal Madenoglu, Director General, Social Sectors and Coordination of the State Planning Organization
Dr. Yavuz Oruc, Advisor to President of TUBITAK and University of Maryland at College Park
Dr. Ayse Soysal, President, Bogazici University
Dr. Semra Ulku, President, Izmir Institute of Technology

Sponsors as of February 8, 2005
• Bogazici University
• The George Washington University
• Sabanci University
• S.A. Halac Iron Works, Inc.
• Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD)
• The Livingston Group, LLC
• The Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University
• Stevens Institute of Technology
• Turkish Student Association of the GWU
• MezunUSA.Com