Looking at inter-cultural dialogue
Jeffrey Haynes, Professor of Politics at London Met, and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation, has been awarded a two year research grant by the Enhancing Life Project to look into inter-cultural dialogue, including the role of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).
Professor Haynes will also write a book on this topic. So far 25 people have been interviewed by Jeffrey in relation to UNAOC and he has presented at two events; one on global citizenship and the other about peace-making and conflict resolution. Both were presented at the United Nations in New York.
“There is no doubt that in age of global dynamics the relations among nations and even civilizations are one of the most pressing political, social, and cultural issues people face,” said William Schweiker, The University of Chicago and Principle Investigator of The Enhancing Life Project.
“Prof Jeffrey Haynes’ work in The Enhancing Life Project on inter-cultural dialogue, including the role of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in these dialogues, is prescient, timely, and poised to have impact on the processes within which we live.”
The Enhancing Life Project explores an essential aspiration of human beings that moves persons and communities into the future. It aims to explore advances in genetics, ecology, and other fields, the vulnerability and endangerment as well as the enhancement of life. It was launched by the University of Chicago and Ruhr-University in Germany. The John Templeton Foundation fund the project.