Dialogue School – Session 7: An Overview of Dialogue Theories

Dr Omer Sener

Research Fellow, Dialogue Society London Branch

Where: Dialogue Society, 402 Holloway Road, London N7 6PZ
Date: 5th March 2013
Time: 14:00
With: Frances Sleap and Omer Sener, Dialogue Society


A seminar introducing students to the thought of three significant and diverse dialogue theorists: philosopher Martin Buber, physicist, philosopher and dialogue practitioner David Bohm, and social scientist Daniel Yankelovich. The session will look at what, precisely, each of these thinkers means by the word ‘dialogue’ and how their definition, ideal or vision of dialogue relates to the practice of intercultural dialogue with which organisations like the Dialogue Society are concerned.

Recommended Reading

  • Bohm, David. On Dialogue RC. Routledge, 2004.
  • Bohm, David, Donald Factor and Peter Garrett. Dialogue- A Proposal. 1991.
  • Buber, Martin. I and Thou. Simon and Schuster, 1971.
  • Yankelovich, Daniel. The Magic of Dialogue. Simon and Schuster, 1999.