Turkey and the Fight against ISIS – World Affairs Council of Atlanta

East Meets West, Istanbul [Photo:RLW]

East Meets West, Istanbul [Photo:RLW]

August 17, 2015, Atlanta USA

DSI Global View LLC CEO Richard Wottrich participated last Thursday evening in the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Briefing “Turkey and the Fight Against ISIS.” DSI is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.  Featured speakers and panel participants included:

Özgür Kıvanç Altan, consul general, Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Miami USA – Altan spoke regarding the recent elections in Turkey, the recent decision to open their air basis to U.S. strikes on Isis, and the issue of a ‘buffer zone’ on the Syrian border with Turkey.

Dr. Joshua Walker, Ph.D., nonresident transatlantic fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States – Walker currently serves as the Vice-President of Global Programs at APCO Worldwide in the Office of the CEO and is also a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC.

Hrair Balian, Director, The Carter Center – Balian joined The Carter Center in 2008 as director of the Conflict Resolution Program. Mr. Balian oversees the program’s efforts to monitor conflicts around the world and coordinates the Center’s cross-program efforts in the Middle East. He is also an adjunct professor at the Emory University Law School, teaching an advanced international negotiations seminar.

DSI Global Team Partner Maggie Kruger joined Wottrich at the Briefing. Kruger is a Packaging Industry and Adhesives Industry expert who owns Adhesive Technologies.  Adhesives Technologies designs and manufacturers adhesives solution for everything from carpet squares for Big Box chains to bonding tapes for AstroTurf. Maggie recently spent a month in Istanbul investigating locations for a new manufacturing facility in-country.

DSI is a US-based International Strategic Planning Consultancy focused on assisting businesses in researching, analyzing and implementing cross-border entry into new global markets. DSI is “Your Bridge to the World.” The DSI Global Networking Platform is composed of over 225 investment banking firms, consulting firms and university and technology centers in 35 countries.

Contact Richard L. Wottrich at DSI Global View LLC – www.dsiglobalview.com