Religion and Violence, a dialogue between I. Buruma and A. Pleșu
We have the pleasure to invite you to "Religion and Violence", a dialogue between Ian BURUMA and Andrei PLEȘU, on Tuesday, October 18, at 17h00, at New Europe College (Plantelor 21)
Is violence an inevitable component of religion or a diversion which contradicts its principles? A dialog between Ian Buruma and Andrei Pleşu on the dramatic events of recent years, in which they propose to reflect together on their religious underpinnings.
Ian BURMA (b. December 28, 1951, Haga) was educated in Holland and Japan, where he studied history, Chinese literature, and Japanese cinema. In 1970s Tokyo, he acted in Kara Juro’s Jokyo Gekijo and participated in Maro Akaji’s butoh dancing company Dairakudakan, followed by a career in documentary filmmaking and photography. In the 1980s, he worked as a journalist, and spent much of his early writing career travelling and reporting from all over Asia. Buruma now writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects for major publications, most frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Guardian. He has delivered lectures at various academic and cultural institutions world-wide, including Oxford, Princeton, and Harvard universities. He is currently Paul W. Williams Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY