Nitobe Symposium: 24-26 July 2021

Ulster University, Conor Lecture Theatre

Language, Conflict, and Security

The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED), with financial support from the Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF), is organizing its next Nitobe Symposium from July 24-26, 2021, at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The working languages of the event will be English and Esperanto.

The 2021 Symposium will explore three principal topics of current importance to the theme through presentations, plenary discussion and round table discussion:

• Language policy in Northern Ireland and implications for power-sharing in contested societies;
• Language in the context of security and conflict resolution in Europe;
• Language in humanitarian crises and pro-active peace-building in the global context.

Contributions to the programme are by invitation only, although we welcome expressions of interest in participating in the Symposium and contributing to these and related topics.

Because of ongoing uncertainty related to the pandemic, it will be possible to take part in the Symposium online, although we have also reserved space at the Belfast Campus of Ulster University in the event that a physical gathering becomes possible. In the latter case, invited speakers will have their travel and accommodation paid for.

Please address correspondence to <nitobe-2021(at)>.

Historical note: The Symposia take their name from the Japanese scholar and diplomat Inazô Nitobe, who served as Under-Secretary-General of the League of Nations from 1920 to 1926. A one-page overview of Nitobe Symposia (PDF-download).

Nitobe 2021 ~ Programme
Provisional programme for the Nitobe 2021 Symposium
 Saturday 24th JulySunday 25th JulyMonday 26th July 
09.00 - 10.00
10.00 - 11.00
11.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.00

Dr. Michele Gazzola
(Ulster University, lead convenor)

Dr. Mark Fettes
(Simon Fraser University)

Dr. Humphrey Tonkin
(University of Hartford).

Dr. Angela Tellier
(University of Essex).

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