Nitobe Symposium: 24-26 July 2021
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 Nitobe Symposia, named for the Japanese internationalist and diplomat Nitobe Inazô who served as Under-Secretary General in the early years of the League of Nations, are held every few years in various parts of the world. Symposia have taken place over the years in such cities as Prague, Berlin, Vilnius, Tokyo, Beijing, and Reykjavik.
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)sfu.ca>.
Nitobe 2021 ~ Programme
|Saturday 24th July||Sunday 25th July||Monday 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).