From the Peace Islands Institute website:
We are proud and thrilled to announce that IDC is growing, expanding and therefore it has needed to be reorganized. IDC has a new name now: Peace Islands Institute. So, IDC will serve as an Institute that will have different platforms. Peace Islands Institute, a NJ organization, will open branches in the neighboring states.Video Title: Mark Rosenblum - Possibility of a Two State Solution. Source: Peace Islands Institute. Date Published: December 11, 2013. Description:
In addition to programs that IDC has organized so far, Peace Islands Institute will support academic programs and researches on issues like democracy, human rights, women issues, community development. In this sense, Peace Islands Institute will continue to serve wider community as a dialogue agent.
Why Peace Islands as the new name? Peace Islands is a phrase frequently used by our honorary president Mr. Fethullah Gulen. According to him, each family, each school, each dormitory, each community service organization must be a place of peace -peace island- a safe harbor, for us all, especially for young generation and they must serve as an agent of peacebuilding.
Prof. Mark Rosenblum is an award-winning historian at Queens College of CUNY, where he is Director of the Center for Ethnic and Racial Tolerance and Center for Jewish Studies. He has led conflict resolution and coexistence initiatives locally and in the Middle East since the 1980s. He will discuss the current status of the Arab Spring and how this relates to NGO work in the Middle East, American diplomatic involvement, and new peacebuilding possibilities.