TAA Attends NGA Summer Meeting


July 14-17, 2016, Des Moines, IA — Dr. Faruk Taban, the President of the Turkic American Alliance, attended the National Governors Association Summer Meeting, which has held this year in Iowa.

Dr. Taban attended many events and receptions during the summer meeting, including the opening plenary session, “Finding Solutions and Improving Lives” which focused on the innovative policy solutions governors have implemented to best serve the people living in their states. The session “Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction” highlighted efforts to fight the opioid epidemic with new steps to reduce inappropriate prescribing, change the nation’s understanding of opioids and addiction.

He also attended a reception at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, participated in a tour of the Iowa State Capitol and the bipartisan film festival.


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