for Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue and Peace
Dr. Steven Shankman
Steven Shankman, UNESCO Chair for Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue and Peace at the University of Oregon Center for Intercultural Dialogueis working to organize a conference entitled “Before Dialogue: Fear, Responsibility, and the Path Towards a New Humanism” in Paris this September.
In the context of humanism the conference will focus on the kinds of attitudes that need to be in place before dialogue beings vs. attitudes that inhibit the possibility of dialogue in the first place. You can see a working concept paper of the conference here.