INTERETHNIC / INTERFAITH
Cultures, Religions & Universal Values
Sponsored by Initiatives for China 公民力量
Funded by The National Endowment for Democracy
The Sixth Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA. This will be a close-door conference, and by invitation only.
The Annual Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference enjoys a long tradition of building trust, understanding, and cooperation between regional, ethnic, and religious groups of contemporary China. Given the theme of Cultures, Religions and Universal Values, the Sixth Conference will follow the assembly of our last Conference, which was held in October 2009 in Washington DC, during which a unanimous Declaration of Unity pledged “cooperation and respect for the differences between ethnic groups”. Under the guidance of trained facilitators, delegates will explore specific solutions for common obstacles to their goals and experience the power of teamwork, cooperation, and mutual respect for realizing their aspirations. Delegates will also hear from distinguished leaders of government, academia, and the NGO community.
Guest Speakers 與會演講嘉賓:
Dr. Mark Beliles
President, International Transformation Network, Providence Foundation
Dr. Alan Curtis
President, Eisenhower Foundation
Ms. Carol Leslie Hamilton
Dean of Institutional Development at Santa Monica College.
Mr. Howard L. Hills
District Representative for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
Professor Chibli Mallat
Custodian of the Two Holy Places, Visiting Professor of Islamic Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
Ven. Arjia Lobsang Thubten Rinpoche
Director, Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Mr. Burton V. Wides
Expert in civil liberty, religious freedom and human rights in China
To be determined 待定
Representative from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in LA