Alliance of Civilisations Gets Off to an Auspicious Start, By Tito Drago

A hopeful development; check it out. I wonder whether the US was represented. Ah, yes, it seems, by academics, CEOs, and NGO-ers (PDF). Thank god someone other than the Bush administration is representing us to the rest of the world!

Here's their site; it's a UN-associated org, it seems. Here's the specific site for this year's forum, which took place in Madrid. Next year's is in Turkey.