IGE Fellow Suhail Khan attended the Third United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Istanbul in July 2009. The Alliance Forum convenes an important network of world leaders, heads of international organizations, civil society groups, youth, corporations, foundations, and media to forge partnerships to build meaningful interaction between diverse communities and strengthen trust and reconciliation across cultures. Topics of discussion at the July meeting included President Obama’s speech in Cairo and the Mideast peace process, the implications of the recent elections in Iran, Morocco, and Lebanon, and the role of faith in government and in strengthening international security.

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