March 19, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The latest news, updates and events from the Niagara Foundation headquarters in Chicago. We’re expanding our efforts to keep the Niagara community engaged and informed. We encourage you to join the effort by sharing this e-mail with your friends and colleagues!

Niagara’s newest director brings new conversations to the dinnertable: Niagara recently hired Brendan Dowd as Director of the Center for Cultural Exchange and Interfaith Collaboration, where he was previously interning. Brendan is the genious hard at work behind the Abraham’s Tent Dinners. His story begins in an unlikely place.

> Read more about Niagara’s new director.

Heard at Niagara Forum:

Hon. Fatih Yildiz Consul General of Turkey spoke about Turkish economy and foreign relations at a Niagara Forum on May1st.

“Having these kinds of conversations is important because Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. The cultures represented are exactly what you see and hear around the world. To hear these different perspectives, you can come to Niagara and listen without leaving Chicago.”

– Hon. Fatih Yildiz

“I’m impressed by the idea that Turkey is enriched by both East and West, particularly with tension taking place in both regions,” Harold Massion, Regional Sales Executive for Ukraine International Airline, told Alecksa Hacker, Niagara’s Director of the Center for Public and Global Affairs.

Upcoming Events:

Summer Internships

We still have a few spots left for the summer writing & reporting internship. It’s an excellent opportunity for young professionals to build a portfolio and develop multimedia skills!

(Read more & Apply Here)

What’s Ahead:

Ald. Ed Burke will talk about expansion of the gun registry at a Niagara Forum on June 19th. Join us for lunch and the chance to take part in this timely conversation. Registration will open this week.


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