Dr. Jonathan Conlin, senior lecturer at Southampton University in the United Kingdom, and author of “Mr Five Per Cent – The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian – The World’s Richest Man,” will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Building Room 191).
Born into the Armenian merchant elite of Istanbul in 1869, Gulbenkian was a renowned oil magnate who made his fortune as a business architect, persuading rival oil companies to collaborate in the Middle East. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Copies of “Mr Five Per Cent” will be on sale at the lecture. Parking is available in Lot P6. INFO: Contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559.278.2669 for a free parking code.