Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations holds an exhibition titled “A
Hundred years of Painting by Armenian Artists of Iran” in the Fall of
2000, Tehran, Iran.
and collectors are respectfully invited to assist the Centre in this
eventful occasion by presenting their works of art.
the exhibited paintings will be insured by the International Centre for
Dialogue Among Civilizations.
more information please contact the Exhibition Secretariat from June 5,
Paintings by New Generation Artists
Center of Creation of Niavaran Cultural Complex in association with Dept.
of Culture of Austrian Embassy held a painting exhibition by four Austrian
artists. Lydia Darr, one of the painters who had presented her abstract
works was present at the opening ceremony, answering the questions on
behalf of the three other artists: Stefan Emmelmann, Hanns Fladererand and
The exhibition began to
work with the opening speech of the cultural attaché of the Austrian
Embassy, who declared Dialogue among civilizations as the incentive for
holding this exhibition.
Literature, Culture and Dialogue among Civilizations
The seminar, to be held by ICDAC’s
Department of International Affairs on Sunday afternoon, October 22, 2000,
will begin by the opening speech of the Head of ICDAC’s Department of
International Affairs Dr. Behzad Shahandeh and proceed by eight speeches
delivered by four Spanish scholars and four of their Iranian counterparts.
A round-table discussion on the subject will follow, and the seminar will
be concluded by the speeches of Prime Minister Aznar, IRI’s Vice
President Mr. Hassan Habibi and Cultural advisor to President Khatami and
ICDAC’s president Dr. Mohammad Javad Faridzadeh.
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Bologna Children's Book Fair
The best books, the latest multimedia titles and the finest illustrations
from around the world will be presented at the 2000 CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR, March 29 - April 1, 2000.
world's leading event for copyright business and international
co-productions in children's books and children's software, and number-one
meeting place for children's book illustrators from around the globe.
1,391 exhibitors from 81 countries and 20,000 visiting professionals,
including 3,550 from 70 countries will attend the exhibition, held at the
Exhibition Centre, Piazza Costituzione Entrance.
Sectors include Books for children and young adults,
Textbooks, Multimedia publishing and Illustrators Exhibition.
distinguished Spanish artists performed a Flamenco concert in the
Cinematec Hall of the Museum of Contemporary Arts, February 24, 2000.
Miguel Rivera and Antonio Lopez were supposed to present their program in
two sequences, each consisting of five pieces, but the enthusiastic
reception of the audience persuaded them to add three more pieces to the
first University Students’ Conference on Dialogue Among Civilizations
was held at Sureh University, Tehran, Iran, February 23, 2000.
the honorable guests were the Head of International Centre for Dialogue
Among Civilizations and Cultural Advisor to the President Dr. M. J.
Faridzadeh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education
Dr. Riyazee, and also President and Founder of Islamic Cultural Foundation
of Colombia Dr. Zapata.
the first speaker of the ceremony, Dr. Faridzadeh said in a speech:
“Dialogue Among Civilizations is a call for assessment and dialogue
based on the eradication of violence in establishing an understanding on
the origins of various civilizations.
then continued, “The theory of Dialogue Among Civilizations, as proposed
by President Khatami, gives new indications to all the people of the
world. In the UN standards, Nation is the smallest unit for setting
borders, while in the theory of Dialogue Among Civilizations; the smallest
unit is Dialogue of Civilization.
second speaker of the gathering was Dr. Riyazee, who stressed on the
necessity of students’ extensive participation in the realization of the
theory of Dialogue Among Civilizations. He stated, “ Up to now, the
society of dialogue Among Civilization has been established in 23
universities and higher education institutes, all with coordinated plans
for the year 2000.”
on the line was Dr. Zapata, who commented on the originality of Iranian
civilization: “It has roots in 5000 years ago, and has no similarity to
the modern new civilization of Colombia.” He added, “ If Iranian art
and culture penetrate Colombia, it will lead to an artistic-cultural
revolution in this country.”
In his closing remarks, Dr. Zapata expressed his hopes for the establishment of an extensive relationship between the organizations attempting to promote the Islamic civilizations by the universities and other academic centres.
Night of Poetry
Voice of the Cultures / February 6-7, 2000 / Tehran, Iran / Organized by
ICDAC’s Asia-Pacific Group
Asia-Pacific Group holds a night of poetry in Tehran Grand Hotel, Feb.
6-7, 2000, 5:00-7:30 p.m. The program, featuring young poets from
different countries of the world, is intended to promote the culture and
literature of peace and friendship. The young poets of this recital, all
students in universities of Iran, are:
The recital is open to
Throughout the world and in the United States, violence, conflict and war have marked the 20th century. While many adults have asked what can be done, others, including children and teenagers, have taken steps to bring resolution and peace.
December 7, students from high schools around central Florida gathered at
a special day-long symposium near Orlando to meet with young peacemakers
from around the globe to discuss how today's youth can actively build a
better peace for tomorrow. Presented by the Disney Institute, in collaboration with the United
States Institute of Peace and in cooperation with the University of Central
Florida, the Summit on Youth & Peace offered over 100 Florida
high-school students, teachers, and young peacemakers from Liberia,
Bosnia, Colombia, Kosovo, and Nigeria the opportunity to share stories and
experiences in the hope of initiating positive dialogue about peace and
reinforcing the role of young people in making a difference for the next
The Youth and Peace Symposium presented a "Day of Peace," dedicated to creating a vision of global peace by exploring the role young people play as peacemakers in the 21st century.
“6th”: Dialogue Among Civilizations / November 17, 1999 / New
Delhi, India / Organized by the Office of Cultural Counselor, Embassy of
The 6th gathering of
Dialogue Among Civilizations was held in the Cultural Office of the
Islamic Republic of Iran on November 17, 1999. Dean of the school of
Philosophy of New Delhi University Prof. Ashok Vohra presided the
gathering. In this session Prof. Kamatakant Panda delivered his lecture
titled “Dialogue Among Civilizations: A Plan for Global
The first session of the
gatherings of Dialogue Among Civilizations was held on August 18, 1999.
Researchers, intellectuals, writers, professors, students and press
representatives attend the gatherings, which are organized by the Office
of Cultural Counselor, Embassy of IRRI.
Gatherings of Dialogue Among Civilizations are held every other week in New Delhi, India.
End of the History (Prof. John Keane)
Accepting an invitation made by the International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations, Prof. John Keane has arrived in Iran to deliver a number of lectures.
According to the ICDAC’s Public Relations, Dr. Keane’s lecture titled “End of the History” is set to be held on Wednesday Oct. 20, at 04:00 p.m. at the Cultural Heritage, Azadi St., S. Zanjan intersection in Tehran.
The lecture is open to public. Dr. Keane is a professor of Political Sciences in the University of West Minister in London. Born in Australia and educated in the Universities of Adelaide, Toronto, Cambridge and the open university of Berlin, Prof. Keane is also Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy. He has been honored with numerous awards. In 1992, he was granted the membership of the Royal Society of Human Sciences. He has been constantly working with radio, television, papers and magazines, and is the author of many books including the award winning “Tom Paine: A Political life” (1995), “Reflections on Violence” (1996), “Civil Society (1998) and “The Media & Democracy” (1991) which has been translated into 18 languages. He is now working on the biography of Vaclav Havel. London Times Magazine has recently announced introduced him as one of the distinguished political authors and intellectuals whose works old significance world wide. In addition to lectures delivered in scientific circles, Dr. Keane will meet with several Iranian intellectuals in Tehran and Qom while in Iran.
Dialogue Among Civilizations
President Khatami’s theory of
Dialogue Among Civilizations and the UN designation of the year 2001 as
the “Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations” was followed with worldwide
responses in the intellectual, religious and political circles, as well as
world mass media. The Arab world was no exception, and Dialogue Among
Civilizations became the theme of conferences, articles, TV programs and
newspapers. Consequently Syria arranged this year’s cultural
festival of the 15th International Bookfair of Damascus
celebrating the issue, holding a seminar under the title “Dialogue Among
Civilizations” along with the Bookfair at the Asad National Library. A
number of distinguished Arab intellectuals set forth their ideas and
insights in lectures delivered during the seminar. The programs of the
cultural festival of Dialogue Among Civilizations included: