WHILE ON A SENIOR Specialist grant, Purdue University Calumet Professor and Fulbright Association-Chicago Chapter board member Dolores Rinke along with her host Mehmet Baha Karan, Professor of Finance at Hacettepe University took time to meet with Secil Yazicioglu, the American Program Officer of the Fulbright Commission in Ankara, Turkey. During her stay in Ankara, Professor Rinke taught classes on International Accounting and Corporate Governance.
She also joined members of the Turkish Finance Society for an economics conference in Izmir. Members of this group included Gokhan Ugan, the Director of Market Oversight; Izzet Ozbilgin, Head of IT for the Capital Markets Board of Turkey; the deans of three universities; and accounting and finance professors from the country.
In this conference, Dr. Rinke was the keynote speaker providing an update on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Prior to the conference, the members participated in a presentation and tour of the Turkish Exchange for Futures and Derivatives in Izmir.