The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL), in which IEF is a partner, held its international conference at Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, on 14-15 March 2011, on the theme "Enabling Responsible Living". IEF board member and PERL Director Victoria Thoresen gave an opening keynote and a paper on "Exchange, Empathy, Encouragement and Enabling - Keys to Collaborative Progress Towards Responsible Living". Onno Vinkhuyzen and Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen gave a paper on "The Role of Leadership in Responsible Living". Arthur Dahl presented papers on "Multi-level Frameworks to Enable Responsible Living" and on "Values-based Indicators for Responsible Living", which are available on the IEF web site. For the full programme, see:
Arthur Dahl stayed the rest of the week in Turkey to give seminars on "The State of the World: Is Sustainable Development Really Possible?" at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Ozyegin University in Istanbul. He also met with local members of the European Baha'i Business Forum.
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