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Rumi Forum Podcast

Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The Forum contributes to this ultimate aim by means of conferences, panel discussions, community engagement, luncheons, publications and other activities. In particular the forum has an interest in issues regarding pluralism, peace building and conflict resolution, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social harmony and justice, civil rights and community cohesion.


Nov 29, 2012

Energy resources are increasingly shaping politics in Eurasia. Turkey is mending fences with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq to satisfy its skyrocketing internal demand. New gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean are already having a profound effect on the region’s intricate political relations.  The...


Nov 27, 2012

Join journalist Yigal Schleifer as he discusses his adventures exploring the culinary backstreets of Istanbul and the city's traditional and authentic food scene. The co-author of "Istanbul Eats," an award-winning blog and best-selling guidebook to eating in Istanbul, Schleifer will discuss what makes Istanbul such...


Nov 19, 2012

The Supreme Mufti was born on 15 September 1947, on the Kyibyshev collective farm in the Tiulkubassky District of the Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya region. In 1969, he graduated with distinction from the MO Auezov Yuzhno-Kazakhstansky State University. In 1975, Abdsattar Hadji Derbissali underwent postgraduate training at the...


Nov 19, 2012

This talk will introduce the newly created Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) at George Mason University.

The mission of the IIR is to refocus the immigration conversation among academic, policy-makers and the public by producing and disseminating unbiased and objective, interdisciplinary academic research related...