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RECONSTRUCTING NATIONAL IDENTITY POST-CONFLICT

November 09-09, 2018
Los Angeles, USA (United States of America)
Following a conflict, whether it be brought on internally or externally, a nation-state must begin to build community, institutions (political, economic, and social), housing, and businesses to join geopolitical dialogues and the global market economy. But, how does a nation do this without transmitting the conflict down through generations or alienating parts of their population, leaving an opening for continued conflict? The Society of Public Diplomats’ conference will examine six countries, in various geographic regions, to discuss methods used to reconstruct a country’s national identity that has been previously branded by war, and the role public diplomacy plays in recasting that image globally.