Dialogue For Peace I

Dialogue For Peace II

Dialogue For Peace III

Dialogue For Peace IV

Dialogue For Peace V

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The first Dialogue for Peace took place on Friday, October 12, 2001 at CIIS. It was conceived as a call to reflection and action in response to the events of September 11, with a panel of diverse scholars and community and religious leaders engaging the issue of how our response as Americans and concerned stakeholders can lead the way to difficult conversations toward justice and peace.

Panel members spoke to the following:

(1) The devastation of September 11
(2) Hate actions against ethnic minorities post Sep. 11
(3) America's proposed war
(4) America's foreign and trade policies
(5) Peace strategies

Panel members were individuals from multi-ethnic, multi-faith, and multi-political backgrounds, who are involved in responding to the above through diverse strategies.

The format of this Dialogue was a speak-out, where invited guests from multi-ethnic/national, faith, and political affiliations spoke briefly (about 5-10 minutes each), followed by others in attendance. Those attending were asked to listen and acknowledge, but not respond directly to each other, during the first meeting. This is an effective method used in alliance-building contexts.

The program was as follows:

Convener

Angana Chatterji, Professor, Social and Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies.

SONGS AND OTHER OFFERINGS: 6.00 -6.10

Jodi Perelman, Graduate Student, California Institute of Integral Studies.
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Kundan, Graduate Student, California Institute of Integral Studies.
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CONTEXT SETTING: 6.10- 6.25

Joseph Subbiondo, President, California Institute of Integral Studies. What Can The Academy Do?
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Angana Chatterji, Professor, Social and Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies. Postcoloniality, Freedom And Bondage: Questions For Our Times.
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PANEL I: 6.30-7.30
Perceptions Of Islam and Reflections On September 11

Khalil Barhoum, Professor, Middle Eastern and African Languages and Literatures, Stanford University. Reflections On September 11: An Arab Perspective.
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Ameena Jandali, Director, Islamic Networks Group. Overview Of Islam.
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Richard Shapiro, Professor, Social and Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies. The Politics Of Proximity to Social Death.
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Iftekhar Hai, Scholar, United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Anecdote For Terrorism In Islam.
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Ann Hawkins, Research Associate, International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Coordinator, Indonesia Human Rights Network. Perspectives From Indonesia: Islam, Human Rights, And Environment.
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Statement In Absentia: Sharad Chari
Professor, University of Michigan
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PANEL II: 7.35-8.35
US Military/Trade/Foreign Policies and War In The Global South

Saddeka Arebi, Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. Politics of Greed and Creed: Issues in US "Foreign" Policy.
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Ahmad Dallal, Professor, Islamic History, Stanford University. War Action And Social And Political Problems In Afghanistan.
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Penny Rosenwasser, Peace Activist, Middle East Children's Alliance, Coalition of Jews for Justice, and Bay Area Women in Black. THE FACE OF OCCUPATION: Stories of Palestinians and Israeli Peace Activists
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Jim Ryan, Professor, Asian and Comparative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies. Religion and History.
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Ravi Rajan, Professor, Environmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Democracy, Security And The Dilemma Of Citizenship.
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Statement In Absentia: Partha Chatterjee
Professor, Colombia University
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Quotes: Saddeka Arebi
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PANEL III: 8.40-9.30
Ecological, Political and Social Issues In Peace and War

Joe Wanzala, Member, Advocacy Network for Africa, and Elected Member of the Local Advisory Board for KPFA Radio in Berkeley. Political And Cultural Identity In Times Of Crisis.
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Bahman Shirazi, Director of Graduate Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies. The Meaning Of The Current Crisis: A Non-Dual Interpretation.
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Hatem Bazian, Professor, Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Some Remarks.

Randall Hayes, Director, Rainforest Action Network. Globalization - A War on Self-Reliance.
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Dorsey Blake, Pastor, Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, and Vice-President, Community Learning, University for Creation Spirituality. Words From The Tradition Of M. K. Gandhi, Howard Thurman And M. L. King., Jr.
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More information on CIIS' response
to the events of September 11.

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