Peacebuilding through Education: Challenges, Opportunities, Cases

September 24, 2012, TimesCenter, New York
Organized by The Fountain and Peace Islands Institute, the conference featured a number of distinguished speakers from the United States and abroad. Among the government representatives were Rochelle Hendricks, the Secretary of Higher Education of New Jersey, Armin Altamirano Luistro, Secretary of the Department of Education in the Philippines, and Tanzania Minister of Education Shukuru Jumanne Kawambwa. For more information, please visit

Conference group David Perlmutter, Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa Audience
Panel Panel Panel
David S. Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College Carol Dahir, Professor of Education, New York Institute of Technology Agneta Ucko, Director, Arigatou
Audience Foyer Ihsan Yilmaz, Professor of Political Science, Fatih University
John Marks, President, Search for a Common Ground Johnston McMaster, Lecturer and Coordinator of the Education for Reconciliation Programme, Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast Jordi Torrent, UN Alliance of Civilizations, Plural Plus
Kimberley L. Phillips, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Brooklyn College Maryalice Mazzara, Director of Academic Affairs_Levin Institute - SUNY Michael Anthony Samuel, Professor of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Ministers of Education Mohammad Elahee, Professor of International Business, Quinnipiac University Naci Tosun, Kaynak Holding chairman, presenting plaque to Jordi Torrent.
Patricia Stark, Master of Ceremonies, reading Fethullah G├╝len's message to the conference. Rochelle Hendricks, Secretary of Higher Education, New Jersey Secretary of Education of the Philippines, Armin Altamirano Luistro
Thomas Gage, Professor Emeritus in English at Humboldt State University Dr. Alp Aslandogan, President, Alliance of Shared Values