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After Terror: Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations

After Terror:  Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations

The World Bank’s Public Information Center and the World Bank Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics invite you to a special seminar featuring a recent publication

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

World Bank J Building J1-050 Auditorium

701 18th St. NW

(corner of

18th St. NW

and

Pennsylvania Ave.

)

Presentation followed by reception and book signing

After Terror presents sustained reflections by some of the world’s most celebrated thinkers on the most pressing question of our time: how can we find ways to defuse the ticking bombs of terrorism and excessive interventions against it?  It offers an antidote to the fatalistic  global  holy  war  perspective  that  afflicts  much contemporary  thought,  focusing  instead on the principles, issues, and  acts  needed  to shift course from alienation and conflict to a path  of  sanity  and goodwill among cultures and civilizations. The central aim of the book is to advance contemporary thinking on the causes and implications of 9/11 and thus provide the essential elements of a blueprint for humanity. It features 28 original essays by  some  of  the  world’s  leading  public  figures,  scholars, and religious  leaders,  including Benjamin Barber, Zbjigniew Brzezinski, Jean  Bethke  Elshtain, Amitai Etzioni, Bernard Lewis, Martin Marty, Queen  Noor,  Joseph Nye, Judea Pearl, Jonathan Sacks, Ravi Shankar, Bishop  Desmond  Tutu,  E.O.  Wilson  and James D. Wolfensohn. After Terror attests to the power of dialogue and mutual understanding and the possibility of tolerance, respect, cooperation, and commitment.

Moderated by:  Katherine Marshall  Director, Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics,  Human Development Network, World Bank

Akbar  Ahmed,  Ibn  Khaldun  Chair  of  Islamic Studies, American  University  in Washington  DC,  is  “the  world’s leading authority  on  contemporary Islam” according to the BBC. Former High Commissioner  of  Pakistan  to  Great  Britain he has advised Prince Charles  and  met  with President George W. Bush on Islam. His books have  been  translated  into  many  languages  including Chinese and Indonesian. Dr. Ahmed is regularly interviewed on CNN, CBC, the BBC, and  ARY  TV. In February 2005 the National Cathedral held a special Evensong  Service  to honor Dr. Ahmed. He is also a Senior Fellow at The  Case Foundation in Washington, D.C. He will give the inaugural lectures  for  the  first  Chair  in  Jewish-Muslim Studies  at the University  of  Illinois,  Chicago,  and  will  be  speaking  at the Chairman’s Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series at the Pentagon.  

Comments by:  William Rex  Senior Corporate Strategy Officer, World Bank Reverend John Peterson, Canon for Global Justice and Reconciliation, Washington National Cathedral

Tuesday, May 31, 2005     

World Bank J Building J1-050 Auditorium

701 18th St. NW

(corner of

18th St. NW

and

Pennsylvania Ave.

) 

Presentation followed by reception and book-signing

 

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