Launching Season 2 of our Podcast: the Role of Language in Peacebuilding

By Layla Gegout

Communications Officer at Youth Peace Initiative.

Apr 23, 2021

Language is culture, home, familiarity, art, body, voice, listening, connection, communication, offensive, uncomfortable, emotion, heritage, sharing and conflict all at once and much more. 

Language can create conflict on a personal level, but of course it is also a major source of misunderstanding and tension on the global level. There is also potential in language, an opportunity to build bridges and connect with the other. 

In the second season of our podcast, we explore the richness of this topic by talking with alumni from YPI’s Young Leadership Experience, hearing about a campaign dedicated to tackling hate speech, and we will close off with a reflection with a young man studying conflict-resolution. In the spirit of giving a stage to languages other than English, we are also planning on recording an episode in Hebrew and one in Arabic with the help of the Young Leadership Experience alumni – stay tuned!

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