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Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement

With David H. Shinn (Author & Former US Ambassador)

Moderated by:  Selçuk Gültaşli, Journalist – Zaman DailyScreen Shot 2016-02-11 at 17.52.18

Thursday, 10th March 2016 / 18:00 – 20.00

Free and Open to the Public – Registration Required

Light refreshments will be served at 18:00 and the talk will start at 18:30

Ambassador David Shinn will present his latest book: “Hizmet Movement in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement on 10 March 2016 in Brussels.

While David Shinn will speak about his findings about Hizmet and its activities in Africa, he will also address Turkey’s relations with Africa in a broader perspective.

Hizmet in Africa is the only book-length work that analyses the multifaceted activities in Africa of the followers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who has lived in rural Pennsylvania since 1999. The book includes Hizmet in both North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Ambassador David Shinn has been teaching in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001. He served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. The author of numerous book chapters and articles in academic and policy journals, he is also the co-author of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement (2012) and an Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (2013). He serves as adviser to or on a half dozen non-governmental organization boards. Ambassador Shinn has a PhD in political science from George Washington University.

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