Small World/Big Divides- Building Bridges in an Age of Extremism, Syracuse University, October 18, 2006

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On October 18, 2006, Syracuse University sponsored a conference called “Building Bridges in an Age of Extremism.”

The conference is webcast at http://buildingbridges.syr.edu/live/

Speakers included:

Itamar Rabinovich, President, Tel Aviv University
Hanan Ashwari, Palestinian Authority, Legislator
Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation
Richard Holbrooke, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations
Dennis Ross, Author and Diplomate, Zeigler Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University
Ismael Ahmed, Executive Director, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Tazim Kassam, Chair, Department of Religion and Director, Muslim Cultures Program, Syracuse University
Rami Khouri, Editor at Large, Lebanon Daily Star, Director Issam Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at American University, Beirut
Micere Githae Mugo, Chair, African American Studies Department, Syracuse University
William Safire, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
Diane Weathers, Journalist and Former Editor in Chief, Essence Magazine

Small World/Big Divides- Building Bridges in an Age of Extremism, Syracuse University, October 18, 2006

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