Distinguished Speaker Series is a new initiative by the Turkish Cultural Center Connecticut that brings experts in the academia and the public together to discuss on current issues. On May 27th 2009, Prof. Christopher Vasillopulos of Eastern Connecticut State Univeristy gave the first lecture of the "Distinguished Speaker Series" at the Turkish Cultural Center Meeting Hall.
The lecture's topic was "Obama Administration's Middle East Policy and Turkey's Role in the Region". About 45 people attended the event. The guests enjoyed delicious Turkish treats after the event. Turkish Cultural Center Connecticut President Ozgur Yaglidere presented a plaque to Prof. Vasillopulos in appreciation of his contributions to Turkish-American relations.