Exchanges on the Middle East: Heritage and Citizenship | Thursday May 10

We are excited to invite you to an evening of presentations and discussion on “Heritage for Citizenship in Times of Conflict” the first Exchanges on the Middle East event co-organized by Leiden University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Three international experts with a background in academia, policy and ngo, Amr al-Azm, May al-Ibrashy and Cynthia Schneider, will discuss how heritage management is or can be used to foster citizenship and social cohesion in post-conflict situations in the Middle East.

Questions such as : How is heritage management used by regimes to foster support and how can that contribute to or, conversely, have a backlash on citizenship in the regions? Who is involved in heritage management and how can this be linked to the creation of global citizenship, group coherence and local identities?

The event takes place on Wednesday evening May 10 from 17:00 to 18:30 in the Humanity House in The Hague.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

For further information, see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2017/05/exchanges-2.0