Director Alfredo Zamudio commenting on the debate on asylum seekers on NRK Ytring. (Norwegian only). The debate about the influx of asylum seekers to Norway is getting ever more heated and polarising. Alfredo Zamudio has written about the need to take a step back and rethink the way we talk about this issue.
The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue is launching Lillehammer Dialogue City, which will open June 18th 2018.
100 years after the end of World War 1, NCPD wishes to invite the world to an international conference on peace. The conference will finish on midsummer’s eve, with traditional Norwegian midsummer’s eve celebrations at the picturesque outdoor museum Maihaugen
Participants will include politicians, researchers, organisations and many other peace activists. The main topic of discussion is how using dialogue as a tool can aid in peace processes, and the overall aim is to actively support ongoing peace processes where dialogue is needed, increase academic knowledge surrounding dialogue and peace work, and to mark the centenary of the first World War.
The program consists of a main conference and several smaller events, such as workshops, seminars and cultural happenings.
Interest in dialogue as a tool to facilitate peace talks is steadily increasing amongst peace workers, which will be able to use Lillehammer Dialogue City as a yearly get-together.
Lillehammer Dialogue City is a collaboration between local, national and international parties, organised and facilitated by the Nansen Center of Peace and Dialogue.