Debate: what comes after the 1 minute of silence?

what comes after the 1 minute of silence?’ presents a project that deals with the conse- quences of terrorism on communities in Europe. The exhibition is divided into two main parts: an art exhibition and a panel discussion.

Panel discussion:

25th January, Music Room, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, at 1900 hrs

Most acts of terrorism, particularly in the West, are typically followed by a period of social and political theatre where we remember the dead, make statements of condemnation and pledge to make changes that ensure there will not happen again.

The panel discussions aims to debate this phenomenon. The idea is to debate the renewed swell of terrorism and its possible causes, but also to question and analyse the response to this phenomenon in the west; both the immediate aftermath and in the long term.

In this environment of heightened risk, contemporary Western societies have been react- ing instinctually and predictably… Xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism are on the rise as are walls fences and calls for more borders. Is this inevitable? What should we expect in the coming decade and can anything be done to avoid a future marked by fear and suspicion?


Mr Beat Schuler, UN Refugee Agency

Dr Arsalan Alshinawi, International Relations

Mr Teodor Reljic, Journalist

Moderator: Mr Mark Micallef




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