A second conference is being planned for Dialogue under Occupation in Birzeit, Palestine.
“The focus of “Dialogue Under Occupation” is the ongoing exploration of dialogue and discourse in areas of the world experiencing occupation. Dialogue is intended in the sense that understanding of differing perspectives comes through dialogue. Discourse refers to the types of talk that the various stakeholders involved in occupation engage in (e.g., political discourse, media discourse, public discourse).”
The first conference was a phenomenal success. It clearly established a strong foundation for a conversation to be built and sustained over time. My fascination is with the identities (of participants and especially presenters) that will be maintained, changed, created or re-created through the processes and practices of the conference(s) as event.

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