"United Around High Human Values"

dialog-civilizations.jpgUsing Common Values to Resolve Conflict

Turquoise Center
January 23-25, 2009

 

 

 

The first Dialogue of Civilizations Platform brought members of the Houston community together to address the "Role of Common Values in Mitigating Global and Local Issues." The panel program was comprised of five sessions:

GOVERNMENT, DIPLOMACY, & POLITICS

Chair:
Yuksel Aslandogan, President, the Institute of Interfaith Dialog

Co-Chairs:
David Wallace, Former Mayor of Sugar Land
Susan Savage, Secretary of State, Oklahoma

Panelists:
Sheila Jackson Lee, US Congresswoman, Texas
Paul Colbert, Legal Consultant, Houston
Charles Foster, Co-Chairman, FOSTERQUAN, LLP
Adrian Garcia, Sheriff, Harris County
Paul Lynch, British Consul General, Houston
Bill King, Attorney, Houston
Gordon Quan, Co-Chairman, FOSTERQUAN, LLP
Harold Hurtt, Chief, Houston Police Department

MEDIA

Chair:
Scott Alexander, Director of Catholic-Muslim Studies, CTU, Chicago

Co-Chair:
Richard Rosengarten, Dean, Divinity School, University of Chicago
David Capes, Dean, Honors College, Houston Baptist University

Panelists:
D’Artagnan Bebel, Vice-President & General Manager, FOX 26
John Proffitt, President, Houston Public Radio
Lisa Schumate, Director for Community and Marketing Relations, KHOU Channel 11
Rick McFarland, Asst. News Director, KPRC/NBC, Local 2
Don Kobos, Assistant News Director, KTRK/ABC 13 Julie Coan, Director of Community Relations, Houston PBS
Julie Coan, Director of Community Relations, Houston PBS

RELIGION, SOCIAL ISSUES, & INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

Chair:
Richard Rosengarten, Dean, Divinity School, University of Chicago

Co-Chairs:
Scott Alexander, Director of Catholic-Muslim Studies, CTU, Chicago
Yuksel Aslandogan, President, the Institute of Interfaith Dialog

Panelists:
Stephen Klineberg, Professor of Sociology, Rice University
Helen Rose Ebaugh, Professor of Sociology, University of Houston
David Capes, Dean, Honors College, Houston Baptist University
Donald Nesti, Director, Center for Faith & Culture, University of St. Thomas
Mike McMullen, Professor of Sociology, UH-Clear Lake

PHILANTHROPY

Chair:
Karen Otazo Hofmeister, Managing Director of Global Leadership Network
Angela Blanchard, President and CEO, Neighborhood Centers Inc.
Diana Espitia, Chief of Staff, Citizens for Affordable Energy
Melissa King, Community Activist

EDUCATION

Chair:
Paula Arnold, Former HISD President
John M. Barrera Ed.D., Education, (Principal - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright Elementary)
Kelly Trlica, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, HISD
Cynthia Wilson, Regional Superintendent, HISD
Adam Stephens, Special Education Teacher, HISD
Julie Roushani, Instructional Coordinator, HISD
Sue Hauenstein, Assistant Editor of Prime Living Magazine

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