Minorities, nationalism and nation states


Seminar with Alain Gresh and Houria Bouteldja

Tuesday 3. March 2015, 10:00 until 11:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

Nationalism is closely connected to the emergence of nation states, in which the process of constructing various nations resulted in some groups being included and others being marginalised and/or excluded. What has been the effect of this for various minorities, be they religious, ethnic, or sexual, or differentiated by language, disabilities or gender? How do we understand ourselves and the self-image of our nations, and what are the consequences of such self-images for those who are excluded from them? Among the participants in this conversation are former Le Monde Diplomatique editor Alain Gresh and activist and writer Houria Bouteldja.

Organizer: NOREF (Norsk Ressurssenter for Fredsbygging)