Speeches on Dialogue Among Civilizations:
Presentations by the Host and by the Initiator of the theme of Dialogue Among Civilizations
Kofi Annan, (Secretary-General, United Nations)
Seyed Mohammad Khatami, (President, the Islamic Republic of Iran) “Address to the United Nations General Assembly on The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations,” New York, November 10, 2001.
Presentations By Diplomats And Scholars
Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, (Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) “Political Aspects of the Intercivilizational Dialogue from an Islamic Perspective.”
Robert Anderson, (School of Communication, Simon Fraser University) “On Dialogue and Its Difficulties.”
Abdelouahed Belkeziz, (Former Foreign Minister of Morocco and Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference) Speech to the International Conference on Dialogue among Civilizations, United Nations University, Tokyo, July 31- August 3, 2001.
Mahmood Broujerdi, (President of the International Centre For Dialogue among Civilizations of Iran) “Ethical Maturity is the Purpose of Divine Religions.”
Fred Dallmayr, (Professor, Notre Dame University) “A Gadamerian Perspective on Civilizational Dialogue.”
Mohammad Javad Faridzadeh, (Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to the Holy See, Vatican, Rome)
“Dialogue, in God’s Neighborhoods.”
Vigdis Finnbogadottir, (Former President of Iceland and Currently UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador) “Dialogue of Civilizations,” Speech at United Nations University: Tokyo, July 31, 2001.
Joschka Fischer, (Foreign Minister of Germany) "Towards a Culture of Tolerance," Address at the OIC-EU Joint Forum: Istanbul, February 12, 2002.
Madan G. Gandhi, (Poet) “Dialogue among Civilizations.”
Kabir Helminski, (Sheikh of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism) “The Dialogue of Civilizations and the Globalization of Spirit.”
Sohail Inayatullah, (Academic, focus on Future Studies) and Susan Leggett, (Freelance Editor and Writer) “Future Generation Through Global Conversation in Quest of the Collective Well-being through Conversation in the Present Moment.”
Ahmad Jalali, (Representative of Iran to UNESCO) “Education for Dialogue.”
Wang Jisi, (Director, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) and Zou Sicheng, (Reporter, Beijing Review)
“Civilizations: Clash or Fusion?”
Kamal Kharazi, (Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran)
Hans Köchler, (Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck, Austria) “After September 11, 2001: Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue?”
Lyndon LaRouche, (Economist and Political Candidate) “Dialogue Among Cultures: The Road to Peace.”
Hernán López-Garay, (Professor, University of Los Andes, Escuela de Sistemas) “Dialogue Among Civilizations: What For?”
Koïchiro Matsuura, (Director-General of UNESCO)
“Address at the International Conference on the Dialogue of Civilizations Special session on ‘Political Aspects of the Dialogue of Civilizations,’” Kyoto, August 3, 2001.
Ali A. Mazrui, (Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies and Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities Binghamton University)
“Civilizations In Conflict And Dialogue: Islam And The United States.”
George F. McLean, (Professor Emeritus, The Catholic University of America) “Globalization as Diversity in Unity.”
Mohsen M. Milani, (Chair, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida) and Michael Gibbons, “Huntington’s Dangerous Paradigm.”
Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh-Damad, (Academic, Tehran University, Religious Scholar, Judge, and High Commissioner for the Islamic Human Rights Commission) “World Ethics & the Dialogue between Civilizations.”
Chandra Muzaffar, (President of the International Movement for a Just World) “Multi-Civilizational Asia: The Promise and the Peril.”
M. Agus Nuryatno, (Islamic Institute, McGill University, Canada, and State Institute for Islamic Studies, Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) “Dialogue of Civilizations: An Attempt to Create World Peace.”
Fabio Petito, (Independent Scholar of International Relations) “Havel and the Future of International Relations.”
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United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/23
View from the Holy See and the Initiator of the Concept of Dialogue Among Civilizations
Pope John Paul II, "Message on Matteo Ricci"
October 24, 2001
Seyed Mohammad Khatami, (President, the Islamic Republic of Iran)
"The Role of Religion in the Dialogue among Civilizations" New York, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, November 12, 2001
Role of Religion in a Dialogue among Civilizations
Joas Adiprasetya, (Boston University) First Course Essay; Comparative Religious Ethics (TS 837), November 11, 2003
William A. Barbieri Jr., (Associate Professor of Religion and Director of the Peace Studies Program, Catholic University) "Hard Lines: Inter-religious Dialogue and the Discursive Construction of Moral Community"
Jørgen S. Nielsen, (Professor of Islamic Studies and Director, Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, University of Birmingham, UK.) "The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue towards a Culture of Peace"
Role of Culture in a Dialogue among Civilizations
Heiner Benking, (Independent Scholar) and Sherryl Stalinski, (Independent Scholar)
"Dialogue Toward Unity in Diversity" pls. see full original text as later invited for this publication"
Paul Claval, (Professor Emeritus, University of Paris-Sorbonne)
"Multiculturalism and the Dynamics of Modern Civilizations"
Charlotte Epstein, (Cambridge University)
"WorldWideWhale. Globalization/Dialogue of Cultures"
Linda Groff, (Professor, Political Science & Future Studies
California State University) and Paul Smoker, (***peace activist)
"Creating GlobalLocal Cultures of Peace"
Ahmad Jalali, (Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to UNESCO)
"among Civilizations: Universality and Particularity"
Junzo Kawada, (Hiroshima City University)
"Cultural Relativism and GlobalismA Proposal to Deepen Cultural Awareness through Trialogues"
Hans Köchler, (Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck)
"Dialogue of Civilizations: Philosophical Basis, Political Dimensions and the Relevance of International Sporting Events"
María Gabriela Rebok, (Independent Scholar)
"Cultural Identity in Postmodernity"
Wolf Schäfer, (Director of the Center for Global History, Professor of History at the State University of New York)
"Civilization and Local Cultures: A Crude Look at the Whole"
The Role of Education and Theory in a Dialogue among Civilizations
Syed Farid Alatas, (Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore)
"Role of Human Sciences in the Dialogue Among Civilizations"
Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, (Independent Scholar)
"Presuppositions of Intercultural Dialogue"
Hans Van Ginkel, (Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo)
"Building a Culture of Understanding: The Role of the University"
J. C. Kapur, (Editor in Chief, The Journal of International Issues)
"a Philosophy for a Humane New Order"
Peter Kemp, (Center for Ethics and Law, Copenhagen)
"a Dialogue of Learning and Criticism"
Christian Nkechi Omoifo, (Senior Lecturer, University of Benin, Nigeria/JSPS Fellow, Hiroshima University, Japan) "Understanding Different Civilizations Through Active Inter-civilizational DialogueThe Role of Education"
R. K. Ramazani, (Edward R. Stettinius Professor and Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia) "Dialogue: The Need for Theory"
Helga Zepp-LaRouche, (Schiller Institute Board of Directors) "Schiller's Concept of the Beautiful Soul A Contribution from German Classicism toward a New Humane World Order"
Panel Discussions on the Dialogue among Civilizations
Panel Discussion: Dialogue Among Civilizations: A New Paradigm
Dean Andersen, the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Professor Bulliet, Director of the Middle East Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Professor Mazrui, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at New York State University at Binghamton
H. Nejad- Hosseinian, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the I.R. Iran to the United Nations
Mr. Giandomenico Picco, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for United Nations Year of Dialogue
Professor Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation
M. Javad Zarif, Deputy Foreign Minister of the I.R. Iran for legal and International Affairs
United Nations Headquarters, May 6, 1999
Panel Discussion: Dialogue Among Civilizations: Call for Common Ground
Dr. Richard Falk, Professor of international law and practices at Princeton University
Dr. Mohammed Javad Faridzadeh, President of the International Center for Dialogue among Civilizations
Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations
Mr. H. Nejad-Hosseinian, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the I.R. Iran to the United Nations
Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Vice-President of the World Bank and Chairman of the Consultative Group on International and Cultural Research at the World Bank
United Nations Headquarters, November 22, 1999
Panel Discussion: Dialogue Among Civilizations: A Round Table at the Heads of State Level
H. E. Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
H. E. Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
H. E. Mr. Joaquim Alberto Chissano, President of the Republic of Mozambique
H. H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar
H. E. Mr. Khatami, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
H. E. Mr. Alpha Oumar Konaré, President of the Republic of Mali
H. E. Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO
H. E. Mr. Sam Nujoma, President of the Republic of Namibia
H. E. Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Republic of Nigeria
H. E. Mr. Eduard A. Shevardnadze, President of Georgia
H. E. Mr. Jaswant Sing[h], Minister for External Affairs of India
H. E. Mrs. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia
H. E. Mr. Abdurrahman Wahid, President of the Republic of Indonesia
United Nations Headquarters,
The Morning Session, September 5, 2000,
Panel Discussion: Dialogue Among Civilizations: A Round Table
Masanori Aoyagi, former Vice-President of the University of Tokyo
Richard Bulliet, Professor of History at Columbia University
Koh Byong-Ik, former President of Seoul National University
Jane Cortez-Edwards, African-American poet
Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar, former United Nations Secretary-General
Mohamed Javad Faridzadeh, Director of the International Centre of Dialogue Among Civilizations, Tehran
Hans van Ginkel, Rector of the United Nations University
Attiya Inayatullah, a human development consultant from Pakistan
Ugnes Karvelis, Lithuanian writer
H. E. Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO
Flora Lewis, foreign correspondent for The New York Times
Edgar Morin, Professor Emeritus at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France
Rex Nettleford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
Mr. Giandomenico Picco, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for United Nations Year of Dialogue, Moderator
R.K. Ramazani, Professor Emeritus of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia
Wole Soyinka, Nigerian writer, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
Ru Xin, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Alexandre Yakovlev, the Russian Academy
United Nations Headquarters,
The Afternoon Session, September 5, 2000