1. To seek pragmatic and practical solutions to existing socio-economic, socio-political, and socio-cultural problems;
  2. To create a sustained awareness of the need to continuously retool and technologize our teaching and learning capabilities;
  3. To venture into the construction of sustainable working models for programmatic actions based on viable theoretical frameworks;
  4. To capitalize on the life and working experiences of individual leaders as role models in specific leadership areas;
  5. To reaffirm the defining role of Islam in the development of humanity;
  6. To articulate social and political expectations of world cultures and communities and establish the framework for shared-models between seemingly competing Islamic and non-Islamic theoretical approaches for mutual and harmonious co-existence;
  7. To create a strong bond of mutual cooperation and commitment among all parties and communities in ensuring the appreciation of the impact and gravity of world peace and conflict to humanity;
  8. To demonstrate how the arts (performing arts in particular) engages the creativity of the human minds and emotions in tempering human extremism and radicalism while at the same time saving humanity from itself; and
  9. To widen existing network with international scholars and experts on global affairs, interfaith understanding, and intercultural dialogue.