24 June, 2016

Report: The Rome Dialogues II: Identity Formation in an Age of Terrorism


While this round of the Rome Dialogues was focused on how identities are being a ected – around the world – by a seemingly never-ending war on terrorism it quickly ex- panded to include discussions on political and social ethics, the struggle to retain political liberty in contexts of securi- tisation and, importantly, speci c elements of current dis- courses, narratives and actors that typically fall below the radar. Instead of a formal conference or round-table set- ting, the Rome Dialogues act as an open forum for debate and discussion—a space where speakers and the audience are able to bounce ideas o one another for the purpose of moving the debate forward. In this Dialogue, the com- position of the panel assembled also helped to produce a dynamic atmosphere and the goal of covering important ground in understanding the impact on identities terror- ism and the war against it are producing. From personal stories and experiences to recounting policy failures and successes this Dialogue was, by all accounts, an important step forward.

The EGIC would like to extend many thanks to the participants of this latest Rome Dialogue:

Jason Ireland

Abubakar Siddique

Layelle Saad

Michael Driessen

Shaista Aziz.

Additionally, the EGIC warmly thanks the very active, engaging and supportive audience for making the latest round of the Rome Dialogues a success. We very much look forward to our future cooperation. 

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