“You MUST Listen!” Israeli and Palestinian narratives in peacebuilding and peace obstruction
View the main segment of the special lecture featuring peace and conflict studies expert Dr. Julia Chaitin. Shortly we will provide additional segments and Q & A.
In this talk, Dr. Chaitin presented a conceptualization of four different kinds of personal narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, two of which usually hinder peacebuilding efforts between former enemies, and two that have the potential to support peacebuilding and reconciliation if they are undertaken in a supportive, dialogical group space. She presented examples from the Israeli-Palestinian context.She will explore the consequences that the sharing of such narratives can have on autobiographers and others in their society by raising issues that need to be addressed when working with members of 'enemy' groups on peacebuilding endeavors.