The president of Rwanda and the Saudi Arabian minister of state will speak at Florida State University Monday as the school aims to play a part in international politics.
FSU is the leading U.S. college in the United Nations' new alliance of civilizations.
The alliance attempts to bridge religious and cultural divides around the world.
It was created by Turkish and Spanish prime ministers after the march 2004 train bombings in Madrid, and officially kicked off last month.
The conference will be structured around four sessions and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the FSU alumni center.