This international conference aims to bring together scholars working across disciplinary boundaries to examine the benefits and challenges of fieldwork-based ethnographic research on Islam in China.
SOAS and the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) are proud to jointly host a reception and panel discussion to mark this historic occasion. Notable SOAS and local experts will join Baroness Valerie Amos CH on the panel to tackle the issue of ‘Diplomacy in a polarising world’.
This one day symposium sets out to examine the contemporary danger of words as it affects exiled writers. It will interrogate diverse aspects of the 'Danger of Words' from denying exiled writers the freedom to write about the ills in their societies, to the manipulation of words, as it affects exiled writers, by dark and sinister forces in our established democracies.