Writers, scholars and civil society activists engage in a roundtable discussion on how to sustain values and engage in imaginative action in an increasingly complex and turbulent world. Featured panelists are: Taoufiq Ben Amor, Columbia University scholar, writer and musician; Benjamin Barber, scholar, writer, and founder of Interdependence Day; The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and founder of The Interfaith Center of New York; Olara Otunnu, former U.N. Undersecretary General for Children in Armed Conflict; Zeyba Rahman, Director North America, Fès Festival and Forum; and Imran Riffat, Brookings Institute Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and Finance Director of Synergos Institute.
Moderated by Mustapha Tlili, founder and director of Dialogues.
Sunday, October 15th, 2006 at 1:30 pm at 501 Schermerhorn Room, Columbia University (2960 Broadway at West 116th Street).
Followed by a screening of the documentary on Sufism, Wajd/ Les Milles et Une Voix: La Musique De L’Islam, directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud.