Question: Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the way the world is headed?
Melissa Chiu: I think . . . I think I’m always optimistic in how we might . . . we might deal with these issues. I think that there are, of course, moments of great pessimism when things appear to be going terribly; but I think that there are . . . there is still great work being done in various different communities. And certainly if you look at the London situation, there are great leaders. And even . . . you know recently, I have been reading more about the . . . the imams in London and the way that they are _____ with the London government _____ as representatives. And I think that that kind of collaborative . . . collaborative approach between communities and government is something that we should always ______ as a great model.
Recorded on: 7/11/07