I initially compiled these thoughts just days after I arrived back from attending the Alliance of Civilizations Istanbul Forum, but they're officially being published on the World Bank's Youthink! blog now. Thanks very much to the supportive editor at Youthink!, Saadia Iqbal Leal!
As always, feedback appreciated. The event truly was remarkable and the people gathered there could easily steer the world away from the problems it currently finds itself in - only if we maintain and sustain our efforts in the arena of intercultural/interfaith dialogue.