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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs

Events

Thursday 9 May 2019

Peacebuilding through Dance and Legal Empowerment in Post-War Sri Lanka

3:30pm to 4:00pm, Room IM 201, Al Quasimi Building, Durham University, Dr. Lars Waldorf, Reader at Dundee Law School

The arts are increasingly used to promote peacebuilding, transitional justice, and reconciliation in post-war environments. Theatre has attracted most of the attention while dance has been relatively neglected. This talk looks closely at a project that combined inclusive dance and rights-awareness in post-war Sri Lanka, and its impacts on people with conflict-related disabilities. The talk also draws larger lessons about the role of the performing arts in peacebuilding.

Contact lena.s.opfermann@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.