Dialogue Theories Book Launch in Hull

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Wilberforce building, Room LR 26, University of Hull Cottingham Road, HULL, HU6 7RX

Dr Athina Karatzogianni

Dr Athina Karatzogianni

University of Hull

Dr Athina Karatzogianni holds a PhD in Politics from Nottingham, an MA in International Conflict Analysis from Kent, and a BA in International Relations with Politics from Lancaster.

Dr Omer Sener

Research Fellow, Dialogue Society London Branch

Frances Sleap

Frances Sleap

Author, Former Research Fellow at Dialogue Society

Prof Paul Weller

Universities of Coventry and Derby, and Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford

At this event, the authors and editor of Dialogue Theories, Frances Sleap, Dr Omer Sener and Prof Paul Weller*, will be giving an overview of the book, sharing some insights from their research into diverse dialogue theorists, and commenting on their hopes for the further development of academic exploration of dialogue. Reviewers from different fields will offer their responses to and assessments of the book and there will be time for questions and comments from the floor.

Dialogue Theories aims to advance theoretical and practical engagement with dialogue by introducing the work of ten individuals who have made important and insightful contributions to thought in this area. The thinkers, deliberately drawn from diverse intellectual and cultural backgrounds, include quantum physicist David Bohm, Jewish philosopher, theologian and educationalist Martin Buber, social theorist Jürgen Habermas and Islamic scholar and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. As well as introducing the key ideas of each thinker, the book discusses the relation of those ideas to practice, discussing a wide range of practical dialogue organisations and projects. Written in an accessible style and assuming no background knowledge, the book aims to inform and inspire anyone with an interest in the meaning, value and potential of dialogue.

*Prof Weller, the book’s editor, will be taking part when available but will not be able to attend every event.