Khatami to speak on 'The Dialogue of Civilizations: Five Years
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/06) - On Friday, September
8, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host a dinner for
former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in
Arlington, Va. The theme of his address at the CAIR dinner will be "The Dialogue
of Civilizations: Five Years After 9/11." Khatami will be in Washington, D.C.,
to take part in an event at the National Cathedral.
Former President of Iran Invited to Speak in
D.C. (Washington Post)
WHAT: CAIR Hosts Dinner
for Former President of Iran
WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2006, 7-9 p.m. (A
private reception with President Khatami, including a photo opportunity, will
precede the dinner at 6 p.m.)
WHERE: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis
Highway, Arlington, Va.
COST: Dinner only: $250 per person; private
reception and dinner: $500 per person
CONTACT: RSVP by Tuesday, September 5,
2006, by calling 202-742-6409 or 202-488-8787, ext. 6052, or e-mailing:
When elected as president of Iran in 1997, Khatami
sought increased freedom of the press, political reform and improved
inter-cultural relations. He called for a dialogue of civilizations, a proposal
taken up by the United Nations.
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil
liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its
mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect
civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote
justice and mutual understanding.