Leaders of Change Summit
March 14, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey
Leaders of Change Summit The first Leaders of Change Summit was hosted by the Istanbul University and the Turkish Future Researches Foundation and supported by the Turkish Prime Ministry. The theme, "Changing to Meet, Meeting to Change," emphasized the importance of sharing new ideas to address the urgent problems facing the Middle East in particular. Nearly 100 speakers presented during the summit, including clergy, journalists, heads-of-state, and professors.

L to R: Prof. Mehmet Görmez, Republic of Turkey President of Religious Affairs, Rabbi Arthur Schneier and H.A.H. Patriarch Bartholomoes, Patriarch of the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

While in Istanbul H.E. Archbishop Barsamian and Rabbi and Mrs. Schneier met with Mayor Kadir Topbas of Istanbul with the intention to provide a more democratic platform for voices of change.
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