Dialogue of Civilizations 2013

Solidarity against Inequalities: Global Efforts to Fight Poverty, Hunger and the Unjust Distribution of Resources

The Gulen Institute's 2013 Dialogue of Civilizations Platform will be held at the University of Houston on February 7, 2013. The Graduate College of Social Work is co-sponsoring the event along with the GCSW Alumni Association.  The objective of this conference is to create a critical and open space for the discussion and analysis of global problems. Academicians, scholars, and researchers whose work addresses issues of social justice will gather together to share new findings and discuss new approaches to the challenges of today's world.

VENUE: Hilton Hotel, University of Houston Main Campus Second Floor, Flamingo Room

DATE & TIME:  February 7, 2013 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM Coffee during the sessions and a Light lunch will be served


Dr. Shaheen Akter - Assistant Professor, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh: Drought and Agriculture: Evidence the Impact of Climate Change in India

Dr. Salah Eldin Taha Mahadi - Economic Researcher, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce: Subsistence Livelihood, Drought, and Poverty: The Case of Western Sudan

Dr. Harrell Rodgers - Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Houston: Why Welfare Reform Cannot Lower the American Poverty Rate


H.E. Ambassador John W. McDonald - Chairman and CEO, The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy: Ethnic Conflict in Today's World and its Effects on Poverty

Alia Turki Rabio - Syrian Journalist, Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges: A Family Torn apart: A Syrian Journalist Caught Between Leaving Family and Escaping Asad's Prison

Dr. Eusebius Small - Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington: The Role of International Organizations in Grassroots Development: A Critical Analysis


Jaya Sarkar - Vice President of Programs, Trickle Up Charity Organization: No More Fear: Breaking the Cycles of Extreme Poverty

Metin Cetiner - Executive Director, Helping Hands Charity Organization: Kimse Yok Mu?' Relief Organization and its Work with Syrian Refugees in Southern Turkey

Dr. Tarik Artış, MD –Assistant Prof. of Surgery, İstanbul Medeniyet University Medical School, and Director of Kidney Transplant Program, Guven Hospital. Providing Medical Services, Supplies, and Training in Africa

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Event Schedule

9:00 AM 9:05 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:05 AM 9:15 AM Introductory Speech 
9:15 AM 10:45 AM Session 1
11:00 AM  12:30 PM Session 2
12:30 PM  1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM  3:00 PM  Session 3
3:00 PM 3:15 PM Closing Remarks

For more info please visit Gulen Institute’s website at www.guleninstitute.org