Kraft Global Fellows Turkey Trip

January 02, 2015

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. At designated academic breaks, the Kraft Global Fellows Program will support up to five students who have a clear outlined research proposal to travel to one of the Columbia Global Centers as a team to conduct research for a particular set of questions or inquiries. Generally, Chaplain Davis will serve as Program Director and will be present for some portion of the time.

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey in collaboration with the Office of the University Chaplain, designed a one-week program for Kraft Fellows' trip to Turkey. After the initial days spent in Ephesus, the fellows travelled to Istanbul in order to have a series of meetings and make visits to several sites.

Kraft Fellows visited the the Office of Istanbul Mufti, Istanbul Ecumenical Patriarchate, Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate and the Chief Rabbinate in Istanbul. The fellows also participated in a Christmas Service at Armenian Surp Asvadzadzin Church in Kumkapi district of Istanbul. Additional visits were organized to landmark sites such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Museum Chora Church among many others.

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Kraft Global Fellows Turkey Trip