Ismail Serageldin


A Speech on Interfaith Dialogue in Rome’s Quirinale Palace

27/01/2016 | Rome



At a reception hosted by Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy, at the Quirinale Palace, Serageldin gave a speech on the theme of  “Interconnectivity and the global search for spirituality. What is society looking for and what is the role of the State?”


The reception followed the high level plenary meeting of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) and the Italian Society for International Organization Initiative for “Global Dialogue in a Multipolar World”, held in the Italian Senate in Rome. President Sergio Mattarella met with the delegation of the High Level Meeting: Franco Frattini, Minister of Foreign of Affairs of Italy (2002-2004; 2008-2011); Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007) & Co-Chair NGIC; Ismail Serageldin, Nazim Ibrahimov,  Azerbaijan's Minister of the Diaspora; and NGIC Secretary General Rovshan Muradov.


In the opening ceremony of the high level meeting Serageldin spoke  on the topic of “Responding to radicalisation and extremism through interfaith dialogue”. Co-speakers in this session were: Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate; Franco Frattini; Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria; Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Republic of Macedonia; and Vaira Vike-Freiberga.


Click below to read Serageldin’s speeches at the event:

  1. Towards an Inter-Faith Dialogue to Confront Radicalism and Extremism

  2. Text of Serageldin speech for meeting with President of Italy

  3.  Echo Chambers and the Vortex of Lies - Spirituality & Materialism in the Modern State

  4. Concluding Remarks





















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