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A Peace of Music : The West-Eastern Divan

A Peace of Music: The West-Eastern Divan - a symposium exploring the politics of peace in the Middle East as enacted through music

Friday 6 June 2008 10.00am to 5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception @ City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

The Department of Cultural Policy and Management and the Department of Music at City University London invite you to a day-long symposium featuring musicians, international relations experts and philosophers in conversation, including a viewing and discussion of the following : KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING – Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a documentary by Paul Smaczny; The Politics of Friendship: a discussion chaired by Dr Rosemary Hollis, director of City University London's Olive Tree Scholarship Programme, with speakers Dr Devorah Baum of the University of Southampton and Professor Maja Zehfuss of the University of Manchester; Music as Utopia: a discussion chaired by Dr Laudan Nooshin of City University London, with speakers Dr Rachel Beckles Willson and Professor Nicholas Cook, both of Royal Holloway, University of London

The event is free of charge but places must be reserved in advance. RSVP to enterprise@city.ac.uk. More details can be found at www.city.ac.uk/arts/peaceofmusic

Friday 6 June 2008 10.00am to 5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception @ City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

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