Monday, February 10, 2014

Writing for Intercultural Empathy and Understanding

The NUI Maynooth Writing Centre, in collaboration with NUI Maynooth Library and the Edward M Kennedy Institute are hosting a symposium on the topic

 Writing for Intercultural Empathy and Understanding
  On                 Friday 14th February
 From             9.30  a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
 Venue           Phoenix Meeting Room, North Campus, NUI Maynooth
 Follow symposium on #WIEU2014
 The symposium has three key purposes:  
  • to provide those who participate in the event with the opportunity to discuss how writing can contribute to greater intercultural understanding and empathy;
  • to explore practical instances where this has happened;
  • to consider how best to scaffold further opportunities for this to occur
 9.30 - 10.00             Registration
 10.00 - 10.10          Opening and welcome
 10.10 -11.00           Why the event and initial discussion around what the symposium topic might mean to those present - Dr Alison Farrell, The Writing Centre, NUI Maynooth
 11.00 -11.20           Coffee/Tea
 11.20 – 12.00         Case studies on the symposium topic – Ms Helen Fallon, The Library, NUI Maynooth; Ms Sandy Kane, University of Johannesburg
 12.00 - 12.30          Where to next?  Building on discussion and planning 
 12.45 -1.00              Launch of Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis – Professor Aidan Mulkeen; Mr Peter Cassells

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