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INTERVIEWS

John L. Lahey Vincent A. Pedone     Rita Cosby      
President Quinnipiac University Executive Officer, Council of Presidents Massachusetts State University News Anchor and Correspondent CBS TV

“As Quinnipiac University, we are committed to globalization and internationalization. Our young generation is more sensitive for the global issues.” “We educate our students to be able to understand other perspectives and be become tomorrow`s leaders.”

“Having educated people understand the differences between cultures, differences between the people and be able to express those intelligently is critical for the global economy.”

 “To be truthful, we can be a bridge builder which is I think Journalists and Writers Foundation and Peace Islands Institute is doing. I am here to support your organization.” “Getting good education lets children to have hope so they have a reason to fulfill their dreams and feel that their dreams are realistic.”

Pietro Ceccato     Jean-Baptiste Natama       David Ives           
Research Scientist Lead, Environmental Monitoring Program Columbia University The Chief of Staff African Union  Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute Quinnipiac University

“We do not have expertise in everything. So, we need to have partners, we need to have network, to collaborate to improve the situation in countries like Africa.” “We need to put our efforts together with international organizations like Peace Islands Institute to improve the situation.”

“Education helps a person to explode his potential. Once you educate someone, you give the opportunity to unlock his potential.” “Global partnerships helps us a lot in the dialogue of culture. When you build school all over the world, you are giving an opportunity for young people to interact and to have interfaith dialogue because they are coming from different religious backgrounds.”

“I view Turkey as a bridge between cultures. Turkey can play a real strong role in this way to bring people together.”

Carol S. Long Thierry Ngoufan          David Phelps             
Interim President SUNY Geneseo Co-Founder STYNC Defense & Security Consulting Commander Monroe County Sheriff`s Office

“I am very pleased with Peace Islands Institute event which puts education at the top of the agenda.” “It is very impressive to see international organizations like Peace Islands Institute to work with each other as the collaboration is the way to human peace.”

“Education is the base of everything. Educated populations make wise decisions, whether it is economical, political or social decisions.”

“We are now [introducing] our law enforcement community to the ideas of Peace Islands Institute and Hizmet Movement.”

H.E. Dr. Osman Kassim Issak    H.E. Prof. Moussa Ouattara         H.E. Nestorine Sangare            
Minister of Health The Republic of Djibouti Minister of Secondary and Higher Education The Republic of Burkina Faso Minister of Women Empowerment The Republic of Burkina Faso