The Lancaster Community Library’s 23rd annual Sundays at Two series will conclude at 2 p.m. March 11 at LCL, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock.
The speaker, Dr. Phil Williams III, will discuss the strategic, political, religious and cultural aspects of the story surrounding the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the New Turkish Republic, reported committee member Jackie Ferriter.
Williams, who has a master’s and doctorate in international law and diplomacy, as well as a master’s in international relations, has lived in Turkey off and on for a total of seven years, two years while doing his doctoral research and five years while working on the establishment of Turkey’s first investment bank, said Ferriter.
When asked by the rector of Koç University to come to Istanbul to teach, he developed a course and wrote a book, Turkey and America, East and West – Where the Twain Meet.
The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and a casual chat over cookies and coffee.