“The voices of young people calling for change and peace in Cyprus are often ignored or suppressed,” say the organisers of an upcoming online event that hopes to inform audiences on how strong the youth’s voice can be. In an attempt to highlight the significance of their role in bringing change, Dr Cihan Dizdaroğlu will present insights from his research on youth perceptions regarding politics, peace, and inter-communal dialogue on Thursday.
During his talk, he will also share how, given the opportunity, young people can become powerful agents of change in their respective communities. Held online on Zoom and Facebook Live starting at 7pm, the event is co-organised by numerous youth organisations – Agros Youth Club, Famagusta Avenue Garage, Bi-communal Network of Cypriot Youth, Youth Information Centers – Youth Board of Cyprus and GUKAD (Morfou Improvement and Development Association) – and is supported by Unficyp.
Dizdaroğlu is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Baskent University. He previously worked as a Marie-Curie fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University. His academic interests include critical peace and conflict studies, youth and peacebuilding, critical security studies, Cyprus problem, Turkish foreign policy – particularly Turkish-EU relations and Turkish-Greek relations. A Q&A session will follow his talk where the audience can dive deeper into the topic.
Youth’s Perceptions on Politics, Peace and Inter-communal Dialogue
Talk by Dr Dizdaroğlu, followed by a Q&A. May 20. On Zoom and Facebook Live. 7pm. Contact: [email protected]