Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” (Minsk, Belarus) invites proposals from those who wish to take part in the Intercultural Dialogue Section of the 6th International Congress of Belarusian Studies that will be held on 7-9 October 2016 in Kaunas (Lithuania).
Topics for discussion:
Will intercultural dialogue become an alternative model of assimilation and multiculturalism?
Can it contribute to overcoming of the European crisis (euro zone crisis, terrorist attacks, problem of refugees, war in Ukraine)?
How does it correlate with a conflict of values, adaptation and integration, concept of solidarity laid down in the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union?
Does it comply with the modern ideology of nationalism of the European and post-colonial nations?
Does it build national and European identity and what role does it play in the modern Belarusian nation-building?
Deadline: July, 15, 2016
Please send a title and 1-2 page summary of a 15-20 minute talk via email to the organizer of this session, Liubou Uladykouskaja, Director General of the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” in Minsk.
Intercultural dialogue: Modern paradigm and experience of the neighborhood has just been published as an ebook, and is available for free (just click on the thumbnail below if you want a copy). The editor is Liubou Uladykouskaja, Director of the Institution Intercultural Dialogue in Minsk, Belarus.
In the original Cyrillic, the citation would be:
Міжкультурны дыялог: сучасная парадыгма і вопыт суcедства : зб. навук. арт. / склад. і навук. рэд.Л. Уладыкоўская. – Мінск : ДIКСТ БДУ, 2014.
This collection includes selected materials from the international scientific conference of the same name organized by the Polish Institute in Minsk, the State Institute of Management and Social Technologies of the Belarusian State University, the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” (held in Minsk on May 24, 2013) , as well as scientific developments of foreign authors. The articles discuss various aspects and modern concepts of intercultural dialogue and the basis of its research methodology. Chapters are written in Belarusian, Polish, English and Russian; the authors are from the US, Belarus, Poland, and Ukraine.
The one chapter in English is by the CID Director, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, based on a paper delivered at the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2011. In English, that citation would be:
Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (2014). Dialogue about dialogue: Taking a (meta)communication perspective on intercultural dialogue. In L. Uladykouskaja (Ed.), Intercultural dialogue: Modern paradigm and experience of the neighborhood (pp. 6-13). Minsk, Belarus: Belarusian State University.