Claremont Lincoln Director of Interfaith Action Dr. Darrell Ezell and faculty member Dr. Alisher Faizullaev (a former Ambassador of Uzbekistan) are speaking this week at the Pan-European Conference on International Relations in Italy.
Ezell will speak about U.S. diplomacy after 9-11 and the need to consider religion when negotiating for peace. “Washington’s shortcomings highlight what often occurs when a country devalues the impact of religion and relies on secular-based communications tools to persuade religious audiences,” Ezell said. “As faith-based issues become prominent in foreign affairs, diplomats must consider honing a special set of soft-skills linked to Interfaith Action to limit the projection of symbolic violence in the world.”
Faizullaev, a former Uzbekistan ambassador to the United Kingdom, Benelux countries, European Union and NATO, has published works and made presentations around the world. He will speak about symbolic violence in international negotiation and bargaining.
For more information about the conference, visit www.paneuropeanconference.org