BC IN CROATIA : PEACE AND HOSPITALITY AT THE BORDERS OF EUROPE
This program will examine the dynamics of conflict and the challenges involved in bringing about reconciliation among groups divided by distrust and enmity. We will study these themes in one of Europe's oldest conflict zones- at the crossroads between the political and religious systems of the east and west (Islam and Christianity, Ottoman and European Monarchies, Communism and Capitalism)- where local conflicts reflect and engender conflicts among world powers. Studying course themes in Croatia and surrounding countries while meeting and conversing with war survivors, and political, religious, and intellectual figures, will allow these issues to become palpable and urgent to students. This in turn will allow students to examine tendencies toward exclusion and violence in their own lives, and to develop hospitable practices and attitudes that lead to peace.
Philosophy of Peace and Hospitality (Dr. Richard Kearney, Dr. James Taylor, Petra Taylor)
Croatia: Zagreb, Vis
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo, Mostar
June 14 - July 13, 2018
This program is run concurrently with the Loyola Marymount program