The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest- New Mexico organized the 4th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:00pm at Embassy Suites Albuquerque. Representatives from different walks of life such as local media, elected officials, clergy, leaders of communities, and business people, joined the dinner. The keynote speaker was Mustafa Akyol (Journalist and Writer) on the theme of “Democracy and Liberty in the Middle East: What is next in Syria and Egypt?” New Mexico State Senator Cisco McSorley, Representative William Rehm, Judge Jason Greenlee, Reverend Frank Yates, Mgr. of Multi Media Arcie Chapa and Businessman Ahmet Tiryaki were the Host Committee.
The event started with an introduction by the Dialogue Institute NM Representative. Following the MC of the night Megan Kamerick (Producer- Host at NM PBS) invited Mr. Ali R. Candir for opening remark. He gave a little bit information about Dialogue Institute’s activities, mission and vision. The speech of Mr. Candir was followed by the serving of the dinner.