Turkic Connection Weekend

Monday, February 21, 2011

Well folks, it's been a long time, hasn't it? I didn't mean to leave you all hanging, but what can I say? I've been cutting back on my internet usage big-time lately--an act that, well, has repercussions for blog-keeping.

DC is great, the Wilson Center is awesome, and I'm working hard. Less internet means more pages, at least right now.

The only real news from the B.L.E. (Borderlands Lodge, East) is that this upcoming weekend I'll be taking part in a symposium on the Turkic World at the University of Virginia. It's part of a series of events that together are called Bridging World Regions: the Turkic Connection. It should be a fun weekend--I'm especially looking forward to hearing the band.

For those interested and in the neighborhood, here is a copy of the program and upcoming event schedule. As you can see from the future events schedule, there is a lot going on--even Kamil Pasha is scheduled to make an appearance!

I have lots of DC snaps to post but that will have to wait for another day.

February 1 N & P

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The big news this week is Egypt, of course, and now Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has gotten into the game as well, calling on Egyptian President Mubarek to resign (or rather,  to "meet people's demands for change without hesitation").

Meanwhile, in Russia, fallout continues to fall out from last week's bombing.

And here in Washington, DC? Snow, loads of work, and a Girl Talk concert to go to this evening, so I'm tossing you your N & P on the fly this morning. Enjoy!