April 2-4, 2014
"What role should state and non-profit agencies play in the education of disadvantaged youth who are not realizing their potential?”
This year's Youth Platform Awards Ceremony was a huge success; thank you to all of the students, parents, and teachers who participated.
Plural + Video Youth Festival
Award Ceremony 2013
The Gulen Institute congratulates Lou Rameau-Sender (Strange Strangers) from France for winning first place at the PLURAL+ 2013 Youth Video Festival Awards Ceremony, which was held at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.
Dr. Hoon Lee
Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Does increasing economic globalization reduce the likelihood of interstate conflict? Since Kant  proposed conditions for perpetual peace, liberal peace scholars have pointed to many advantages of economic exchange.
The Diversity of Suburban Poverty: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the New Geography of American Poverty
Alexandra K. Murphy
The University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Poverty Center
When we think about poverty in the United States, two contrasting images usually come to mind: the inner-city and rural areas.
Dr. Patrice McMahon
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Associate Professor, Political Science
In post-conflict countries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are not the first thing that you notice, but their presence is striking.