Rethinking Dialogue in the Age of New Challenges and Opportunities (Online)

EventsRethinking Dialogue in the Age of New Challenges and Opportunities, organized by Dialogue Society, 26 November 2020, Time: 09:15-17:30 GMT. Open to public; registration required.

The critical workshop will provide a forum for peers to exchange research, best practices, and ideas related to current and emerging issues associated with dialogue on a global scale. It will include a total of 13 paper presentations as well as key note speakers from different parts of the world addressing the following themes related to the concept of dialogue in the age of new challenges and opportunities. Questions to be addressed include:

  1. In the face of the rise of populist rhetoric around the world, how can dialogue be used to address the negative outcomes of populism?

  2. How can dialogue be utilised to deflate tensions in non-conflict situations?

  3. In the case of new dialogue spaces, in what ways can dialogue be beneficial and instrumental for various means, for instance, when we consider online communications tools, such as social media platforms?

  4. What are the challenges of doing dialogue in new spaces, e.g. on online/virtual platforms communication channels?

  5. What are the fresh challenges brought about by the current pandemic, Covid-19, which has driven people to online platforms?

Organizers hope these papers will help to provide new and useful insights for rethinking dialogue amid the explosion of new technologies that create spaces for discussion and debate and ensuing challenges.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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