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"Killer Narratives: The Destructive Impact of Collective Nightmares"


May 12th 2010

Board Room, Regent Campus

309 Regent Street, University of Westminster

The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is delighted to invite you to its one day conference entitled "Killer Narratives: The Destructive Impact of Collective Nightmares". The conference will be held on the 12th of May 2010 at the University of Westminster (Board Room, Regent Campus).

The conference aims at understanding the construction of the narratives of violence in different places. The comparative analysis of the deployment of narratives in different cases, with special attention to how identity narratives have relied on cultural symbols, historical experience and the demonization of the other in order to mobilise support for mass violence, will hopefully generate some new and important insights. The disentanglement and deconstruction of these competing narratives might prove as important to conflict resolution as those narratives were instrumental in provoking the conflict.


RSVP Mona El-Kouedi: [email protected]

Kindly circulate to your networks,

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Abdelwahab El-Affendi