New York City (2005)

Hosted By: Union Theological Seminary, World Peace Council


Abuna Elias Chacour & The Dalai Lama 2Fifteen of Tanenbaum’s 20 Peacemakers came together along with scholars, theologians, seminarians and representatives from the government, the United Nations, and the private and the nonprofit sectors. Through interactive training sessions, interreligious brainstorming and action plans, and a session with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the 2005 Retreat reinforced our worldwide network of Peacemakers while publicly introducing two new recipients of the Peacemakers in Action award.

Moderators/Facilitators included:

  • Dr. Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of U.S. Foreign Policy and Women Program, the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, James H. Laue Professor and Chair of the Center on Religion and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University
  • Dr. Peter Gubser, President, American Near East Refugee Aid
  • Giandomenico Picco, Founder and Associate of GDP Associates and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General
  • Joyce S. Dubensky, Esq., Executive Vice President and CEO, Tanenbaum
  • Peacemaker Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, former Parliamentarian and Deputy Minister of South Africa