Invitation To Talk "a Taste Of Turkish Tea"

Singapur Büyükelçiliği 03.02.2012

You are cordially invited to


A Taste of Turkish Tea


A talk, launching and signing of the book “Yes, I would love another glass of tea” by Katharine Branning


Venue:               Law Lecture Theatre, LKY School of Public Policy, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469 Bukit Timah Road, Block B Level 3

Date & Time:  3rd February 2012, 6:30pm



His Excellency H. Taner Seben

Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey


Please RSVP by 31 January 2012 to


Note: Dinner, Çay (Turkish tea) and Lokum (Turkish delight) will be served.


Organized By

Turkish Cultural Centre Singapore
Middle East Institute - National University of Singapore
The Fountain Magazine

Sponsored By

Turkish Airlines 



Ms Branning will present her book, “Yes, I would love another glass of tea” and discuss the motivations that led her to write it. She will introduce the work of Lady Mary Montagu, the 18th century writer to whom she addresses her remarks, and how her inspiration continues to provide a valuable model for dialogue between nations and people.


About the Speaker


KATHARINE “KADRIYE” BRANNING, MLS, is Vice-President of the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York City, where she serves as the Director of FIAF’s Library. For her work promoting the French language and culture through the creation of numerous libraries in both France and the United States, she was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite from the President of France in 2006, one of the nation’s highest honors. Ms Branning is a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, where she majored in Islamic arts, with a specialty in Islamic glass. As an independent researcher and glass artist, she has conducted annual field work relative to architecture and decorative arts in Turkey since 1978, which has served as the basis for her website,, dedicated to promoting knowledge of Seljuk Hans.


She is the author of a collection of essays on Turkey, published by Blue Dome Press:  “Yes, I would love another glass of tea”.


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