Starting Date: 07-08-2006
Starting Time: 11:00am
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016
646-920-8482Students and young professionals wishing to make a difference in the world are invited to apply for the Young Leaders Summit on the Future of Western-Muslim World Relations, which is taking place on July 8th at the CUNY Graduate Center in downtown New York City. The summit will bring together young global leaders from across the world for a day of workshops, speakers, and discussions on how young people can take positive action to improve Western-Muslim World relations. Students will hear from top experts and then have the chance to weigh in with their own view on the future of this critical global relationship. Confirmed speakers for the summit include:
• Shamil Idriss, Deputy Director, United Nations Office of the Alliance of Civilizations
• Andrea Bartoli, Director, Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University
• Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
• Joe Lauria, U.N. correspondent for the Boston Globe and investigative reporter for the Sunday Times of London
• Rev. Raewynne J. Whiteley, Author of "Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog"
• Laura Bagnetto, Correspondent, Saudi Press Agency
• Masood Haider, President of the U.N. Correspondents Association and U.N. Correspondent for the Daily DAWN
• Abdelkader Abbadi, UN Correspondent for The Independent in New York, former Director of the Department of Political Affairs at the U.N. and former Deputy-Director of Security Council Affairs at the U.N.
At the Summit, students will learn strategies for talking about global issues with Americans and techniques for organizing town hall meetings in their communities as part of a national series on Western-Muslim world relations called Hope not Hate. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a diverse group of young leaders, equipping them with the knowledge, support and structure to implement these ideas in their neck of the woods.
Geographical Scope: International