Cultural 'Othering' and Ethnic Conflict in South Asia - Mar. 29
Experts trace through the history to "other" persons perceived as different.
Media Room, Global Commons, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
Cultural "Othering" and Ethnic Conflict in South Asia
Global Media Room, 7:30 p.m.
A panel of experts will trace through the history (emphasizing a South Asian/Sri Lankan context) of the human tendency to “other” persons perceived as different, examine how ethnic tension can lead to conflict, and discuss how such conflicts can be realistically addressed in a positive and constructive way.
Panelists will include Associate Professor of Religious Studies Amy Allocco, Professor of Religious Studies Brian Pennington and Neil DeVotta of Wake Forest University.
Sponsored by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019, Project Pericles, and the Elon College Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences