University of Oregon

Intercultural Conversations

Intercultural Conversations

The UNESCO Chair has sponsored “Intercultural Conversations” lunches over the past several years. These events were designed to encourage dynamic small-group discussions on a breadth of topics related to intercultural dialogue. Two scholars from different disciplines briefly presented on their related research topics before leading a round-table discussion.

If you are interested in leading an intercultural conversation, please contact the Student Assistant, Kate Connolly at

Past Intercultural Conversations

Ethics and Memory in a Post-Conflict Northern Ireland
Dr. Shaul Cohen, Geography Department
Dr. David Frank, Robert D. Clark Honors College
Thursday May 20, 2010
University of Oregon

Dr. Shaul Cohen and Dr. David Frank led a small-group for discussion that considered the role of ethics and memory in the Northern Ireland peace process.

Rethinking Freedom in a Polarized World
Dr. Sharon Schuman, English Department
Reverend Dan Bryant, First Christian Church
Thursday, April 23, 2010
University of Oregon

Dr. Sharon Schuman and Rev. Dan Bryant led a group discussion on “dialogic freedom” as a means to promote unity and minimize division.

UNESCO and the Politics of Heritage
Carol Ann Bassett, Associate Professor, Journalism and Communications
Melissa Baird, PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
University of Oregon

Carol Ann Bassett and Melissa Baird presented their perspectives on UNESCO heritage sites and led the small-group in discussion.

















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