After each MEPEACE.org Chat Workshop (an event taking place every second Sunday in MEPEACE.org Chat), we (the MEPEACE Dialogue Team, that is Cigdem Yilmazer, Clara Singer, Jessica de Souza, Johanna Silverthorne, Tanya Kasim and myself) open a dedicated 'after-event discussion', in order to give the workshop participants and other interested members the chance to elaborate on their points raised during the workshop, share new ideas on the respective topic with others, and discuss with others about the topic.
Information about our event which successfully took place on 27 June can be found here:
Please also have a look at the attached summary of the Chat Workshop!
The leading questions were:
What is a diaspora?
In what ways do conflicts affect diasporas?
What diaspora groups exist in the Middle East?
If applicable, how would you describe your life in the diaspora? What role does your national/ethnic identity play in the diaspora?
During the 90 minutes of live discussion in the MEPEACE.org Chatroom, the participants, together with the moderators, already addressed these questions to a large extent. However, feel free to add anything here. But please stick to the topic
Introducing Diaspora and Conflict
The Dialogue Team won't interfere in this discussion - however, take into account that 'normal' moderation (as in every other discussion) applies - so please observe the MEPEACE.org Guidelines.
We are looking forward to your comments and opinions!