On September 15, 2022, Dr. Frank Kaufmann, President of PWPA, offered brief thoughts on the future of the Metaverse at an online event sponsored by the Pew Research Center and Elon University. Dr. Kaufmann was one of six experts invited to speak at the Twitter Spaces audio program, “Hype, Hope or Hell?: The Metaverse in 2040”, hosted by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson.
Dr. Bruce Tallman speaks about his latest publication, God’s Ecstatic Love
Dr. Bruce Tallman is an author, spiritual director, and marriage coach. As a full-time spiritual director since 2002, Dr. Tallman has worked with laity and clergy from every Christian denomination. He has published two books for spiritual directors (one of them, Finding Seekers: How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice from Beginning to Full-Time Employment, is a bestseller in the field). He is passionate about his mission, which is to help people grow in wisdom and love. In this interview, we discuss his latest publication, God’s Ecstatic Love.
Dr. Craig Considine speaks on his new publication, People of the Book: Prophet Muhammad’s Encounters
Dr. Craig Considine is an Irish-Italian American award winning scholar of Islam, author, and professor at the prestigious Rice University. In this interview we talk about his new publication, People of the Book: Prophet Muhammad’s Encounters
About Craig Considine
Dr. Considine is an award winning professor and the best-selling author of The Humanity of Muhammad – A Christian View. Dr. Considine is recognized as an authority in interfaith dialogue. He has written seven books and multiple articles for the field of Christian-Muslim relations and Islamic studies. Dr. Considine’s opinions appear regularly in leading news and media outlets around the world. Considine also has experience in film-making, having directed the critically acclaimed documentary film Journey into America. He is a practicing Roman Catholic of Irish, Italian, Scottish, and English descent and a native of Needham, Massachusetts. Dr. Considine holds a PhD in sociology from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, an MSc Lond. in international relations from Royal Holloway, the University of London, and BA in international relations from American University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Alon Ben Meir is a professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East and West Balkan affairs, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. In the past two decades, Ben-Meir has been directly involved in various backchannel negotiations involving Israel and its neighboring countries and Turkey.
We are most fortunate to have Professor Ben Meir for an interview on his forthcoming World Affairs article, “The Case for an Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian Confederation, Why Now and How?”
Dr. Gordon Anderson edited the International Journal of World Peace (IJWP) for 35 its 38 years, and was central to its success and production from the moment of its founding. We are fortunate to have had an important hour with Dr. Anderson, to learn of the history of the journal, and also to move in our conversation into Dr. Anderson’s continued work in the systematic study of institutions, and the preservation or loss of values and culture thereunto related.
Here is the podcast of our Interview with Dr. Anderson (Interview Transcript below)
On November 5, Dr. Frank Kaufmann conducted an important interview with former US Congressman Mark Siljander about the latter’s urgent efforts to rescue vulnerable Afghanis from terror and extermination under Taliban rule.
Mark Siljander spent over three decades in Washington, DC starting as a Republican U.S. Congressman and a Senate confirmed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (alt. rep.). Read Ambassador Siljander’s full bio and interview transcript below… Continue reading →
Dr. Alon Ben Meir is a former professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East and West Balkan affairs, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. In the past two decades, Ben-Meir has been directly involved in various backchannel negotiations involving Israel and its neighboring countries and Turkey.
Listen to Professor Ben Meir’s stimulating and encouraging interview on his new developments and proposals for Israeli-Palestinian relations here:
Professor Ben-Meir is featured on a variety of television networks and also regularly briefs at the U.S. State Department for the International Visitors Program. He writes a weekly article that is syndicated globally.
Dr. Ben-Meir has authored seven books related to the Middle East and is currently working on two new books about Syria and Turkey. Ben-Meir holds a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University.
Ben-Meir is on Facebook at @ABenMeir, and Twitter at @AlonBenMeir.
Here below is Dr. Ben Meir’s proposal on which he explains more deeply in our interview
Professor Luonne Rouse offers thoughts and hope on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US homeland
Professor Richard L. Rubenstein and his wife Dr. Betty Rogers Rubenstein were beloved friends and caring mentors for me.
Dr. Betty died May 19, 2013 at the age of 92. Dr. Richard died May 18, 2021 at the age of 97. I have never seen love and respect greater than Richard’s love for Betty. Their care and lifelong guidance for me came distinctly from each, but always, finally as a single thing. It was comforting, and pushed and inspired me to strive. I wanted to become what they seemed to see in me. So many of their fleeting words remain alive in me now, fresh as the day they were spoken.
When Dr. Betty died, I worried or wondered how so great a loss of a partner so dear would impact Dr. Richard. The Jewish relationship with life and death to me is the finest I know, and Richard’s life, in his closing years, was a reliable paragon of proficiency, command and clarity. Richard’s closing years proved the integrity and force of his earlier years and courageous life. I continued to be blessed with the beauty and elegance of Richard’s social kindness and keen insight even after Dr. Betty was gone.
This is an especially good interview for anyone interested in Interfaith either personally or professionally. It contains valuable information for everyone from first time beginners, to seasoned interfaith veterans
Robyn E. Lebron
Writes in the arena of World Religion. Her books received the 2018 Best in class DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award for Excellence in Religious Communication, given annually by Religion Communicators Council.
Her book “Finding Common Ground between Science and Spiritually” was awarded the DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Merit in 2019.
She also was recognized internationally by The Books For Peace Commission 2019 for those who have distinguished themselves in the activities of peace and solidarity.
Ms Lebron manages Interfaith Professionals on LinkedIn, with over 5,400 members, has written articles for United Religions Initiative, Harmony Interfaith Initiative, The Interfaith Observer.
See the image and links to Robyn’s books and writing, and if you like, read the rough transcript of this important conversation here Continue reading →