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Global Gender Gap Report 2007 – Laura Tyson CNN November 30, 2007

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Rules For A Global Neighbourhood In A Multicultural World November 29, 2007

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In an era of great change, religion and spiritualism can provide strength and guidance. However, it is vital to strengthen the dialogue among different religions and cultures in order to foster common understanding. In the case of the West and Islam, a growing disconnect poses serious challenges to global order. This session builds on the ongoing dialogue created by the Forum’s C100 initiative.
1) Will multiculturalism determine national and global politics for the coming generation?
2) What main issues characterize the current West-Islam dialogue? Can concrete actions be taken to resolve differences?

Jean-François Copé, Minister of Budget and State Reform of France; Government Spokesman, France
John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University, USA
H.R.H. Princess Lolwah Al Faisal, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees and General Supervisor, Effat College, Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Khatami, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1997-2005)
David Rosen, President, International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Relations, USA
Jim Wallis, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer, Sojourners, USA

Opening Remarks by
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia
Chaired by
Thomas L. Friedman, Columnist, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, USA

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