The 6th Annual International Conference on an
Inter-faith Perspective on Globalisation for the Common Good
“A Non-violent Path to Conflict resolution and Peacebuilding”

Istanbul, Turkey
The City of Understanding and Reconciliation between East and West

5-9 July 2007

With Post-Conference
optional tour to

KAPADOKYA – KONYA

Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative, greatly acknowledges the kind support and sponsorship of our 6th Annual Conference by Department of Public Administration, Fatih University, Istanbul

http://www.fatih.edu.tr/?&language=EN

Istanbul Conference 2007 Schedule and Prices

 

Wednesday 4th July
Arrival, transfer to hotel and registration
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Thursday 5th July
7.00-7.45      Breakfast
8.00              Depart- Fatih University (Coaches provided)
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9.00-12.00    Opening Ceremony and the Keynote Lectures (Conference Hall)
9.00-9.10      Welcome address, 
Prof. Dr. Oguz Borat
9.10-9.20      A short DVD introduction to Fatih University
9.20-9.35      Globalisation for the Common Good
Dr. Kamran Mofid
9.35-10.00    Sufi Music and Sema
(Sacred, Mystical and Spiritual Music)
10.00-10.10   A short break            
(Keynote Lectures)
10.10-10.40   Difference is Beautiful
Dr. Alparslan Acikgenc
10.40-11.10   The Quest for Justice and Peace:
Contributions of Islam to Peace building and Conflict Resolution
Dr. Wilfried A. Hofmann
11.10-11.40   Alliance of World Religions to Promote Pro-active Social Spirituality
Swami Agnivesh
11.40-12.10   Questions
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12.10-13.30   Lunch
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13.30-15.00   Plenary Session (1) (Conference Hall)
Mobilizing for a Global Marshall Plan: A Path to Conflict resolution,
Peace Building and Human Security
Chair: Jim Kenney
13.30-13.50   Human security and the Global Marshall Plan
James B. Quilligan
13.50-14.10   Kant’s Utopian Imperative and the Global Marshall Plan Initiative
Dr. Bruce Matthews
14.10-14.30   How to reach a Planetary Consciousness through a Global Marshall Plan
Frithjof Finkbeiner
14.30-15.00   Questions
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15.00-15.30   Tea and move to Concurrent sessions
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15.30-17.30   Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 Transforming Globalisation-Engaging Religions:
(Room  A306) An Islamic Perspective
Chair: Cemal Usak
15.30-15.50   Pseudo Religiosity in a Global Context: A Muslim Perspective
Dr. Irfan Ahmad Khan
15.50-16.10   Exit the veil, enter freedom and autonomy?
Shamim Samani
16.10-16.30   Islamic Peace Paradigm and Islamic Peace Education;
The Study of Islamic Non-violence in Post-September 11 World
Drs. Sezai Ozcelik and Ayse Dilek Ogretir
16.30-16.50   The Islamic Perspective of Coexistence in time of Globalisation
Mohamad Iwhida Ahmed
16.50-17.30   Questions
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Session 2 Peace Education and Spirituality Transforming Globalisation
(Room A 351)      Chair: Dr. Omer Caha
15.30-15.50   Conflict Resolution through Scholarly Exchange:
The Role of the American Institute of Iranian studies
Dr. Erica Ehrenberg
15.50-16.10   A Holistic, Integrative view of Peace based on Evolving
Views of Peace and Non-violence
Prof. Linda Groff
16.10-16.30   In the Service of Peace: service-Learning as International Diplomacy
Dr. Margaret Brabant
16.30-16.50   Globalisation and a Mathematical Journey
Dr. Eiko Tyler
16.50-17.30   Questions
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Session 3 Waging Peace: Religion-Based Peacemaking (1)
(Room A 204)      Chair: Dr. Kamran Mofid
15.30-15.50   Religion in Public Life
Rev. Dr. Alan Race
15.50-16.10   Re-understanding Religion as a Source of Peace-Making 
Mustafa Akyol
16.10-16.30   The Three Poisons: A Buddhist Perspective on Globalisation
For the Common Good
Andrew Wicking
16.30-16.50   A Non-violent Path to Conflict Resolution and Peace Building:
The Significance of Shri Shri Mohandas Gandhi Ji’s Ethic of
Ahimsa for the Common Good
Dr. Ruwan Palapathwala
16.50-17.30   Questions
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Session 4 Ethics, Morality and Globalisation
(Room A 235)      Chair: Dr. Ibrahim Ozdemir

15.30-15.50    Religion and Ethics,
Seyed Mohammad Ali Abtahi
15.50-16.10    Basic Values of Ethics in Islam relating to Peace
Prof. Dr. Kenan Gursoy
16.10.16.30     Emphasis on Teaching Ethics in Business Schools:
Experience in the US Higher Education
Prof. Jamshid Damooei
16.30-16.50    Wish for others what you wish for yourself:
Applying Universal Ethical Values in Our Lives
Prof. Dr. Omer Faruk Harman
16.50-17.30    Questions
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19.00-Late      Dinner (Venue to be announced)
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Friday 6th July
7.00-7.30       Breakfast
7.45               Depart- Fatih University (Coaches provided)
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8.00-10.30      Plenary Session (2) (Conference Hall)
Mass Media, Global Communication and Peacemaking
Chair: Rev. Dr. Alan Race
8.00-8.20        Intercultural Communication and International relations in
the age of Globalisation
Prof. Yahya R. Kamalipour
8.20-8.40        Globalisation and Communication: Reflections and Challenges
Christopher Kosovich
8.40-9.00         Developing Non-violent Communication:
An Integral Approach
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Havva Kok
9.00-9.20         Mass Media as an Instrument in Educational Counterterrorism
Programmes
Dr. Irena Chiru
9.20-10.30       Questions
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10.30-11.00     Tea
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11-00-13.00     Plenary Session (3) (Conference Hall)
Religions, Dialogue, Peace and Conflict Resolution
Chair: Prof. Ruwan Palapathwala
11.00-11.20     Inter-Civilisational Dialogue as a Path to Conflict Transformation
Prof. Joseph A. Camilleri
11.20-11.40     Global Multiculturalism versus the “War of Cultures”
Prof. Ada Aharoni
11.40-12.00     Religion, Identity, and Violence
Jim Kenney
12.00-12.20     Three Faiths Forum: A Path to Peace Building
Sidney Shipton
12.20-13.00     Questions
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13.00- 14.30    Lunch and move to Concurrent Sessions
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14.30-16.30     Concurrent Sessions
Session 1 Waging Peace: Religion-Based Peacemaking (2)
(Room A 306)    Chair: Sidney Shipton
14.30-14.50     Islam’s Contributions to Non-violent Conflict Resolution
Prof. Dr. Bekir Karliga
14.50-15.10     The Tradition of Milal and Nihal for Peaceful Coexistence
Prof. Dr. Sinasi Gunduz
15.10-15.30     Dialogue and Cooperation: How to Stop Religions be Used for
Violent Ends
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Aydin
15.30-15.50     Globalisation of Civil Society: Turkish Case
Zuhal Unalp Cepel
15.50-16.30    Questions
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Session 2 Security and Peace: A Socio-political/Economic and
(Room A 351)   Cultural Perspective
Chair: James Quilligan
14.30-14.50     The Arrow that pierced Duality: From Dualism to Holism-Cultivating a
Culture of Peace in the “First World”
Mayumi Futamura
14.50-15.10     The Past as a Mirror: Globalisation and Bioarchaelogy in the New
Millennium
Erica Tyler
15.10-15.30     The UN Force in Cyprus as the Psychiatrist of Global
Governmentality on the “Dangerous” Cypriot Community
Nejdan Yildiz
15.30-15.50     Education for Security in Romania: Surveillance on Young People
Dr. Ella Ciuperca
15.50-16.30     Questions
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Session 3 Inter-faith Dialogue, International Mediation and Conflict
(Room A 235)    Resolution
Chair: Dr. Jamshid Damooei
14.30-14.50      A False Dawn? The Oslo Peace accord as a case Study of
International Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Religious
Fundamentalism
Dr. Orna Almog
14.50-15.10      Inter-religious Research as a Resource for Conflict Resolution:
Demonstrated in the case of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
Yoav Frankel
15.10-15.30      Harmonious Living: The Co-creation of Happiness, Harmony and
Minimal Harm in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
Dr. Ross McDonald
15.30-15.50      Economic and Socio-cultural Impact of Nepalese Internal Armed
Conflict on Lives and Livelihoods
Chakra Raj Ojha
15.50-16.30      Questions
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Session 4 Business, Philisophy and Law in the age of Globalisation
(Room A 235)         Chair: Dr. Erica Ehrenberg

14.30-14.50       Diaspora Jewish Philanthropic Involvement in Israel’s Arab Sector:
An Exploratory Study of an Emerging Trend
Dr. Raviv Schwartz
14.50-15.10       The Dilemma of Hudud and International Human Rights:
Proposing a Benevolent Mechanism
Dr. Shahrul Mizan Ismail
15.10-15.30       A Sustainability Agenda for Intellectual Property and Indigenous
Knowledge
Dr. Dora Marinova
15.30-15.50        Access to Medicine and Intellectual property Rights
Dr. Abdulkadir Civan
15.50-16.30        Questions
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Session 5 Philosophical, Spiritual, Psychological aspects of Peace& Justice
(Conference Hall)       Chair: Prof. Ada Aharoni
14.30-14.50        Rediscovering the Sense and role of Common Good in the
Globalised Society
Fr. Dr. Lorenz Festin
14.50-15.10        From Rawls to a Worldwide Welfare System:
A Philosophical Draft of what would be a Just Global Redistribution
Model
Frank Tillmann
15.10-15.30       The Psychological Aspects of Peace
Dr. Bahman Dadgostar
15.30-15.50       Global Consciousness and Spirituality
Gyandev Becceea
15.50-16.30        Questions
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19.00-Late         Dinner (Venue to be announced)
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Saturday 7th July
7.00-7.45          Breakfast
8.00                  Depart for all day tour of Istanbul
19.00-Late         Dinner (Venue to be announced)
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Sunday 8th July
7.00-7.30           Breakfast
7.45                   Depart-Fatih University (Coaches provided)
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8.30-10.30         Open Forum and Closing of the Conference
(Conference Hall) Chairs: Dr. Kamran Mofid, Dr. Sammas Salur, Cemal Usak, Dr.
Alparslan Acikgenc, Prof. Joseph Camilleri
A Reflection on the Conference and Invitation to Melbourne
(Globalisation for the Common Good 2008)

10.30                 Pick up lunch boxes and depart for the airport- Post conference tour, or
going home

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