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Disembarking and Reflecting in Istanbul

Jeffrey Blair, Assistant Secretary and Senior Associate Counsel

Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Istanbul, as seen from the Black Sea

Istanbul, as seen from the Black Sea

«After visiting Sochi, Russia, traveling across the Romanian countryside to see the incredible painted churches of Bucovina, and stopping in the Bulgarian ports of Varna and Nessebar to behold amazing archaeological artifacts, we returned to our starting point: Istanbul/Constantinople. Disembarking here is a poignant end to a trip throughout a rich, multicultural region that has been so influenced by this ancient yet modern city for centuries. It has been an incredible journey—one filled with illuminating lectures and discussions, new discoveries, and many interesting people.»

Department(s): Development

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Jeffrey Blair is the assistant secretary and senior associate counsel in the Office of the Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel.

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