The Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue
The purpose of this annual lecture is to promote top-level reflection on intercultural understanding and the creative possibilities of mutual intercultural enrichment. The theoretical work that needs to be done in this area is extensive and urgent, both at a national and an international level, and there are original and creative voices that need to be heard. This annual lecture is given at Durham under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study, working closely with the School of Government and International Affairs, the Department of Theology and Religion, and the University's International Office.
The inaugural lecture in this series was given by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, brother of the late King Hussein, on 19 November 2008 and the second lecture in this series was given by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC on 9 November 2009. Both lectures are now available to download by following the links to the left of this page. The third lecture in this series was given on 25 February 2011 by Professor Charles Tripp, a prominent and well-respected academic, whose research focuses on states and ideologies in the Middle East, conflict, and Islamic political thought. The fourth lecture was delivered by Professor Marc Stears from the University of Oxford on 10th May 2012. The next lecture will take place during 2013 (date and details to be announced).