President Turk was invited to give a talk at the Dialogue Institute in New Mexico, an organization dedicated to promoting interfaith understanding. He spoke on Islamic civilization, the transition from the age of empires to nation-states, and the current challenges facing Muslim-majority countries. He elaborated on the shaping of politics around particular religious identities, and the ongoing struggles of people living under authoritarian rule. He concluded by stressing that faith can be a positive factor and a source of beauty in today’s world.