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Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue - a collaboration with the Dialogue Society, SOAS and UEL

Anwar Akhtar, Kristiane Backer, Commander Makhdum Chishty, Abbey

Date: 21 March 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 21 March 2013Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: G51

Type of Event: Panel Discussion

Series: CSP Seminar Programme

Key Strand Questions

  • Has the role of culture been overlooked when it comes to intercommunity relations?
  • What role does culture play in the dialogue between communities and can it foster trust?
  • How have Muslim artists and cultural producers imagined intercultural trust and dialogue in their work?
  • How are relationships of trust negotiated by Muslim artists, writers and cultural producers when dealing with a predominantly secular culture industry?
  • Does the Muslim artist/cultural producer have a responsibility to ‘represent’ his or her community?
  • What role do the media and journalism play in fostering both trust and mistrust between communities?

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

Contact email: centres@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 020 7898 4892/3