The rise of Turkish media in the Arab public sphere gives an idea of the geopolitical roots at the base of Turkish pop-culture’s spread in the Middle East – a phenomenon that has been summarized with the ironic definition of neo-ottoman cool.
The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is launching the Casablanca School, a yearly international program on cultural and religious pluralism and political liberties. The purpose is to promote a local intellectual response to the rise of rigorist strands of Islamic thought by training 30 emerging opinion-leaders on the relationship between religion, history and power and to contribute to the reawakening of pluralistic traditions in Muslim contexts.
The current political situation in Post-Soviet countries, primarily the Russian Federation, raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist political ideologies and behaviours. The international scientific community has to overcome the lack of knowledge about Russia’s Post-Soviet history, also in order to avoid the sheer repetition of old clichés – liberal -western opinions versus a despotic-eastern world
University of Turin
An International Workshop organised by Reset DOC in partnership with University of Turin, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) of George Washington University and William and Mary College
An International Conference organised by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations in collaboration with Giorgio Cini Foundation, Ca’ Foscari University and Bilgi University
A book presentation organised by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation