Resetdoc is pleased to announce the new edition of our dialogues about cultural pluralism in Milan, Italy, which started in 2013. This series of international conference is a project directed by Giancarlo Bosetti and promoted by Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, in cooperation with Università Università degli Studi di Milano, Politecnico, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Radio Popolare and with the Patronage of the City Milano and of the Fondazione Cariplo.
Constitutions and Cultural Pluralism:
How Can Legal Frameworks Foster Tolerance and Peace in Multireligious Societies? Cases from the Middle East
In the Middle East today, conflicts along religious and ethnic dimensions create situations in which minorities are in great danger. It is important to look at how constitutions and their supporting institutions can protect religious pluralism and toleration in mixed or divided societies. What are the constitutional arrangements that are the most successful in ensuring minority rights? How can constitutions deal with the tensions between individual and communal rights? What can we harness from local social, political and cultural traditions in various Middle East and North African cultures to aid the development of constitutions that promote pluralism?
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This autumn, Resetdoc’s debates on cultural pluralism, minorities, differences and democracy, with top thinkers and international scholars, will take place once again in Milan, every two weeks starting on the 31st October.
This cycle of the “Plural World” project will be introduced with a lectio magistralis held by the French sociologist Alain Touraine and we will discuss: Living Together with Differences. What does Toleration Mean? (with Susan Mendus, University of York), Violence in Words and Images. Is Blasphemy a Critique of Religions? (with Nilüfer Göle, EHESS Paris), Visibility of Places of Worship. Religious Practices and Urban Space (with Simona Malvezzi and Wilfried Kuehn, architects), Foreigners in the Classroom. Cultural Pluralism at School (with Davide Zoletto, University of Udine).
Click here for more information and a detailed program (Italian)
Capalbio Cinema 2013
- Re-reading Edward Said’s Orientalism today
- Overcoming postcolonial resentment, from dispute among cultures towards a new season of dialogue?
- Postcolonial studies and their influence on contemporary vision of international relations
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Michael Walzer from the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, will be in Rome and Milan, Italy, on the 6th, 7th and 8th of May for three conferences.
The international association Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations has chosen the winner of the “Reset-DOC Dialogues between Cultures” Award 2014 at the Rendez-Vous Festival, an event held in Italy (2 april – 10 May) dedicated to the new French cinema. This year’s winner is Rithy Panh, the Cambodian director, script writer and producer who emigrated to France, and who for decades has been committed with his many films and documentaries to reporting and denouncing the atrocities committed by Pol Pot’s regime. Resetdoc will present the award for his film "L'image manquante" on April 6th 2014 at the Casa del Cinema in Rome.
Rome - Tuesday, February 18th, 5.30 p.m.
New Delhi, 10-12 October:
Religious pluralism and freedom of expression in India, Europe and other countries
A Summer Conference and School on Borders, Sovereignty, Rights
The Sources of Political Legitimacy. From the Erosion of the Nation-State to the Rise of Political Islam
ISTANBUL SEMINARS, 16-22 MAY 2013
- What is a good and just society?
- Can religion be a source of political legitimacy?
- How a democratic legitimacy can be assured at the heart of the
European integration process.
- Turkey, the new soft power in the Muslim world?
Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations in cooperation with The United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy, Centro Studi Americani and Alitalia