Dialog of Civilizations Platform is an international conference organized annually by the Gulen Institute. Here, local and international experts from diverse fields and backgrounds gather to discuss issues that affect the global community and to offer solutions at both individual and community levels.
Topic in 2009: "Role of Common Values in Mitigating Global and Local Issues".
The Gulen Institute is a non-profit organization established at the University of Houston in 2007 to promote academic research as well as grass-roots activities aimed at bringing about positive social change, namely the establishment of stable peace, social justice, and social harmony by focusing on the themes of education, volunteerism and civic initiatives.
The perspectives of the Institute are inspired by the life and works of the distinguished contemporary scholar and civic leader Fethullah Gülen. Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish Muslim scholar, thinker, author, poet, opinion leader, educational activist, and preacher emeritus. He is regarded as the initiator and inspirer of the worldwide social movement of human values known as the Hizmet (Service) Movement or the Gülen Movement.