Dialog and Friendship Dinner

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Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

Theme: “Extremism and a Need for Dialogue”

Keynote: Prof. John Esposito

Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He has written more than 45 books and monographs. Esposito’s books and articles have been translated into more than 35 languages.

Peace & Dialogue Awards

As part of the program we are giving a Peace & Dialogue Award and Campus Achievement Award to inspiring community leaders who have made a significant contribution to multicultural understanding and dialogue in the Bay Area and beyond.


  • Sally Dickson, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Advisor to the President on Campus Life. She has a long history of commitment to diversity
  • KWD-Kids with Dream, an organization of Stanford students dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with special needs.

Mediterranean Food & Music

The dinner will have a good selection of Mediterranean food accompanied by live music.
Kemenche – a special instrument from Turkey/Greece – will be played by Phaedon Sinis.


Place:   Oak Lounge, Tresidder Union, Stanford University, 459 Lagunita Drive Stanford, CA 94305

Date and Time: April 27, 2015, Monday at 6:00 pm

Admission Fee:  $20 non-student, Free for Stanford Students and Postdoc (payable to                dialogstanford.eventbrite.com)   (Space is limited)

Sponsors: Haas Center for Public Service, the Bechtel International Center, the Billie Achilles fund, Stanford Speakers Bureau, ASSU, Graduate Student Council, Black Student Union, The Chicano/Latino Graduate Student Association, The Markaz

About Stanford Cultural Interactions Club (SCIC)

SCIC is a registered student organization at Stanford University. You can find more information about our activities on our webpage: http://www.culturalinteractions.org. Our mission is to serve societal peace and friendship on campus and within the Stanford community by striving to spread values such as cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, respect, and dialogue.

Marty Brounstein: Interfaith Story of Courage and Compassion

Come hear an engaging presentation by Marty Brounstein, author of Two Among the Righteous Few:  A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.  It’s the true story of a Christian couple in the Netherlands during World War II and the Holocaust who, despite great risks, help save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death.

Since 1991 Marty has led The Practical Solutions Group, a management and organizational consulting firm in the Bay Area, and among his many clients over the years has been a few departments at Stanford.  Through this work he has written seven books from solo author to contributing author related to business management topics, including Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies and Communicating Effectively For Dummies.

His 8th book, the subject of this presentation, is quite different and special.  It’s a story Marty stumbled into by accident over three years ago, and one with a meaningful personal connection that Marty reveals in his heartfelt book talks.

When: 2pm on March 2, 2013

Where: The assembly room in Bechtel International Center