An open letter of thanks (and more) to Mr. Jürgen Todenhöfer
Emadi believes that the downside of Salehi’s approach may be the credence it gives to the portrayed image of Islamic Republic by President Trump who repeatedly has stated that Tehran always intended to use its nuclear program toward military application. “I offer the view that this indeed could be a sever dent in the credibility of Tehran’s position that Iran does not wish to obtain nuclear arms. This position so far has been supported by the regular inspections undertaken by the IAEA staff.” (more…)
By Iranian born Economist Dr. Mehrdad Emadi :
“In spite of setbacks, and moments of dark thoughts about the future of Iran and its peaceful and rightful place in the world, we stayed hopeful that there are many in the world that do well and wish well for the humanity.” (more…)
In March 2002, a number of writers as also specialists on Dialogue gathered on the island of Kish in Iran, for the first and – due to political developments – only Global Seminar on Fiction and Dialogue among Cultures, hosted by the Iranian Centre for Dialogue among Civilizations.
Those days, as we were “preparing” ourselves for news of an attack on Iraq and therefore the “next war”, many of those invited questioned the role such a gathering could play and whether follow-up activities would truly influence political constellations and policies… (more…)
In March 2002,
a number of writers as also specialists on Dialogue gathered on the island of Kish – Iran – for the first Global Seminar on Fiction
and Dialogue Among Cultures, hosted by the Iranian
Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations.
In preparation for the
seminar, and also during those few days, when we were already “preparing”
ourselves for news of an attack on Iraq and therefore the
“next war”, some of us came to reflect on the elements that must proceed any fruitful and goal-oriented dialogue, first and
foremost knowledge and thought.
One could say that what we
missed at Kish, for in fact there was little true dialogue and indication of “fore-thought” among the participants, brought
about a multitude of feelings and thoughts in each one of those whose papers
are represented here, so that in the end, the road not taken, took us further
onto new directions!
May some of the thoughts
reflected here, be of interest to some of you, and give rise to new “conscious
dialogues” – both within and without!