Minorities and the Escalation of Hate Speech in the West: Causes
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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Minorities and the Escalation of Hate Speech in the West: Causes and Solutions

03Mar2021
  • 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • College of Islamic Studies
  • Webex Events
Minorities and the Escalation of Hate Speech in the West: Causes and Solutions

The last four years have witnessed an escalation of hate speech and violent acts against religious and ethnic minorities in the West. Among the leading causes are ignorance about the other, the dissolution of social and political bonds, rabid nationalism, white supremacy, and political leaders, who through their popular discourse, encouraged the “othering” of religious and ethnic minorities. 

This roundtable discussion is composed of two panels, the first of which will look at the discourse of hate and its impact on minority communities. The second panel will explore various creative solutions  with an emphasis on interfaith action.

Moderator: 

Dr. Josef Waleed Meri, Professor and Historian in Interfaith Relations in the Middle East, College of Islamic Studies, HBKU


Session 1:
DISCOURSE OF HATE SPEECH AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al Naimi, Professor; and Undersecretary, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar; and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), Qatar
  • Dr. Fernand De Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Professor, University of Birmingham, UK and Visiting Professor, Harvard University, United States
  • Dr. Mitri Raheb, Reverend; President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Palestine

Session 2:
PROMOTING CO-EXISTENCE AND INTERFAITH SOLUTIONS

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr. Timothy Winter), Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge,  United Kingdom
  • Dr. Azza Karam, Professor; and Secretary General of Religions for Peace, New York, United States
  • Dr. Fernand De Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. Lena Larsen, Director, The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Dr. Craig Considine, Lecturer in Sociology and author of popular books on the Prophet Muhammad and Christian-Muslim Relations, Rice University, United States

This event will be held in English and Arabic, with simultaneous interpretation transmitted through the Olyusei application.

Downloading the Olyusei Application:

To download and set up the interpretation service, please follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Olyusei application from the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone
  2. Enter the event code: CILE
  3. Enter the pin code: 2021
  4. Press play on the channel that you wish to listen to. 
  5. If necessary, press play again 

If you prefer to use a web link instead of the application, click here:
http://webplayer.olyusei.com/hbku/

 

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