Tough Questions about Peace

The conference Tough Questions About Peace was conducted online and all academic contributions were hosted on a safe digital platform in video format. The opening event took place on 7th October 2017 in Berlin. Moderated by Imran Ayata (author and campaigner), the following four panellists discussed the topic of “About the great speechlessness – Academia, Arts and Journalism against war”:

Prof. Dr. Ayşe Erzan (via video conference, physician and member of the Turkish peace movement Barış Bloku)

Yavuz Baydar (journalist)

Ayham Majid Agha (theatre maker at Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Christoph K Neumann (Chair of Off-University. Organisation für den Frieden e.V. and Professor of Turkish Studies at LMU Munich)

The evening was accompanied with music by the group O’Personal.

Tough Questions about Peace – Conference Programme

Session 1: The existence of war – Dr. Bediz Yılmaz, Savaş Dede, Dr. Ali Ekber Doğan

Session 2: Possibilities of Peace - Dr. Atilla Güney, Dr. Hakan Altun, Dr. Ayşe Çavdar, Mine Gencel Bek

Session 3: The Necessity of Peace - Dr. Ahmet Murat Aytaç, Dr. Bülent Şık, Prof. Dr. Onur Hamzaoğlu

Session 4: Voices for Peace - Dr. Kerim Gültekin, Dr. Aslı Telli, Murat Sevinç, İzmir und Ankara Dayanışma Akademesi

This is the documentation of the online conference “Tough Questions about Peace” that was organized by Off-University, Organisation für den Frieden e.V. in the first week of October 2017. Against the background of an online conference, these aren’t the full texts of the presentations, but short excerpts that invite you to read further.

For the conference proceedings, please click here.