5th Anniversary Celebrations of Light Millennium, Part
Diversity, Removing Prejudice &
CUTHELL, Director of Middle Eastern Studies,
Stevens Institute of Technology
Tirlok MALIK, Founder & President of the NRI
TV Film Club, NY;
EROL, Columbia University &
Hossein KAMALY, Columbia University
Wednesday, May 4, 2005; Time: 5:00 PM
by: Bircan Ünver
Organization: Light Millennium
Co-producers: Bircan ÜNVER, David
CUTHELL & Prof. Edward FOSTER
Cosponsored by: Stevens Institute of Technology
Venue: Kidde Building (central campus)
Kidde lecture hall, 228 Kidde
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey
From Manhattan: Please take the PATH Trains
Hoboken (15 minutes)
For detailed location information please see
underneath of this page or call to: (201)
Open to ALL. -- Donations will be appreciated.
-- There will be a reception
after the panel, and prior to Adalet Agaoglu's
are cordially invited to the second program of the Light
Millennium's Fifth Anniversary Celebration event series:
A panel titled
"Cultural Diversity, Removing Prejudice & Fostering
Global Connectivity." The moderator of the panel
is David CUTHELL (American), who is wellversed on the
Middle East, will also act as a participant. The panelists
are Tirlok MALIK, (Indian), Etem EROL, (Turkish), and
Hossein KAMALY (Iranian). Please see the below information
about the moderator and panelists.
Through this panel:
We aim to reflect different cultures by experts who have
faced prejudices for being from a different culture while
living in a diverse environment in the U.S.
The existing prejudices will be defined by each speaker
from their own perspectives, giving examples of what were
the most annoying experiences they had to face. The panelists,
including the moderator who had lived outside of the U.S.
for more than 10 years, will share with the audience their
Each speaker will talk about how to lessen --or if it
is possible to remove-- existing prejudices on each culture
and country from their own perspectives in order to foster
global connections to serve for global peace.
Millennium aims to create an open platform to all cultures
since its inception. It embraces and represents "cultural
diversity" as a model for serving its mission and
vision as well as being a step for removing prejudice.
By doing so, the organization believes that it will help
fostering global connections greatly towards global peace.
panel will act as a cornerstone for the organization's
mission in terms of bringing these issues to light.
all potential attendees of the panel: We'd like you to
be part of the discussion session following the panel,
and to bring in your own experiences and ideas regardless
of which country you are from. This will enhance the general
concept of the panel.
the moderator and the panelists:
CUTHELL, was born in Manilla and lived in Turkey during
the 1950's and 1960's. He attended Yale and Columbia Business
School. Worked on Wall Street for 20 years before returning
to Columbia where he completed his PhD in 2004. Currently,
Cuthell is Director of the Turkish and Middle East Studies
Program at Stevens Institute of Technology and a professor
at Columbia's School of International Affairs.
MALIK, Founder/CEO of the NRI TV Film Club Club (Non
Indian Residents in America). Malik has been part of show
business for the past 15 years. In 1989, Malik founded
Apple Productions and became a pioneer in making films
on Indian immigrant experiences. He has produced 3 features
films including the award winning, "Lonely in America,"
and 4 documentaries. His film, "Lonely in America"
has been shown in 74 countries, many times on HBO, appeared
in 36 film festivals and won many awards.
His work has been acclaimed in international and national
media (more than 500 articles worldwide) including New
York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Entertainment
etc. His second film, "Love, Lust and Marriage",
deals with the effects of American dream and workaholics
in a marriage. His coming movies are "Little Magician
3D" and "Arya." He is the recipient of
the Pride of India Gold Medal from the Indian Ambassador
to the U.S. and in 1991 received the Glory of India International
award for promoting cultural understanding between East
and West. For the NRI TV Film Club web site: http://nritvfilmclub.com)
KAMALY, Columbia University, Middle East and Jewish
Studies Librarian. Prior to that, Kamaly served on the
faculty as adjunct instructor and teaching assistant for
a wide range of courses on Islam and Middle East related
topics at Columbia, Hunter College and Brooklyn College.
He received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia in 2004,
and holds an M.A. in History from Columbia and an M.S.
in Mathematics from NYU.Kamaly's professional experiences
include serving as a simultaneous translator
at the United Nations, assistant editor of Encyclopedia
Iranica, and computer network administrator at the Iranian
Mission to the United Nations.
EROL, BA, Business Administration, Bogazici University;
MBA, Finance, CSU, Hayward; Ph.D. (candidate); Ottoman
History, Washington University; St. Louis taught Ottoman
History and Ottoman Turkish Paleography at Sarah Lawrence
College and Columbia University; Modern Turkish Lecturer
at MEALAC, Columbia University; works on the registers
of the kadi courts and the imperial court on the subject
of "Conflict resolution among the artisans of Istanbul
in the 18th century." Erol presented papers on "Futuvvetname
literature," "Transitions in artisanal production
during the 18th century and the struggles to capture the
Light Millennium seeks your sponsorships for ongoing e-publications,
documentary ("Peace Process of Sri Lanka & Tsunami")
and television programs, scheduled and planned projects
("A Cultural Journey to Five City in Turkey")
of the organization. Based on your sponsorship, the organization
plans to publish hard-copy books in Turkish and English.
Overall, Light Millennium invites you to be part of the
organization in any way you may wish.
information for sponsorship:
more information about the Light Millennium:
Light Millennium's 5th Anniversary Events:
HOW TO GO to the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken
The lecture will be in 225 Kidde on the second floor of
the Morton-Peirce-Kidde complex (northeast corner of 6th
and River Streets) Bus: The Port Authority terminal in
Manhattan is the most convenient.|
>From Port Authority, take a Hoboken bus to Washington
and 6th Streets, two blocks east (northeast corner of
6th and River: Morton-Peirce-Kidde Building). Subway:
The subway line that serves Hoboken is the PATH, which
stops in Manhattan at 6th Avenue and 33rd, 23rd, 14th,
and 9th Streets. There is one final stop at Christopher
near Hudson before the train crosses under the river into
Hoboken. Make sure you take the Hoboken (not the Journal
Square or Newark) train.
When you leave the PATH station in Hoboken, walk north
on River Street seven blocks (one of them through a small
park) to 6th and River (northeast corner: Morton-Peirce-Kidde
building). It's a short taxi ride from the PATH station
if you would prefer not to walk.
Car: Because Stevens is easy to reach from the Lincoln
Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, I-78, I-280, and other major
routes. Take any one of these to Hoboken. The main street
here is called Washington Street, which runsnorth-south.
If you are traveling south on Washington, turn left onto
5th Street; if you are traveling north, turn right onto
5th. Go two blocks and turn left. Morton-Peirce-Kidde
is on the corner of the next block.
are the soul of the Light Millennium." & "We
are for the greatness in humanity."
The Light Millennium, Inc., is a charitable - public benefit
organization, and was incorporated on July 17, 2001
tax exempt status #501 ( c ) (3), and introduced on the
web in 1999 based in New York. http://www.lightmillennium.org