|Karina Korostelina, Ph.D.|
Dr. Korostelina speaks on “Fethullah Gulen’s Contribution to the Field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution” at Rumi Forum on March 30, 2011:
"…I was looking for some interesting theories, which can contribute and change somehow Western approaches to conflict resolution and Gulen came across because it was very articulate, very interesting even he is not a social scientist but his ideas were very strongly resonating with conflict resolution. At that time I had become involved I have participated in several conferences, already published several papers on Gulen and conflict resolution. Today I will speak generally about how we can see this fusion between conflict resolution theory is developed in western social sciences and how Fethullah Gulen can contribute to all deep understanding of such processes.
First of all Gulen speaks very strongly about importance of peace and conflict resolution, he is not using conflict resolution notion, but he is speaking about importance of positive perceptions between Muslim and non-muslin population. He told in 2004 and one of his articles today’s more than anything else our society is need of tolerance and this is the idea which go in all his ideas…"