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The Second Expert Meeting on Promoting Intercultural Dialogue and a Culture of Peace in South-East Asia through Shared Histories

16-17 September 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

Expert historians will meet to discuss ways to raise awareness about the shared histories of South-East Asia.

In 2013, a first expert meeting was convened. Participating experts from several South-East Asian countries acknowledged that history classes are often geared at fostering patriotic ideas, sometimes by casting neighboring countries in negative ways. With the forthcoming 2015 ASEAN community, improving the quality of history curricula is one way to encourage mutual understanding and respect among people in the region. This second meeting will gather once more experts from around the region to discuss how such goal could be tackled in practical terms. Among other issues, they will attempt to identify priority themes for educational materials that will encourage better neighbors’ relations. 

Tentative Agenda

List of Participants

Report of the First Expert Meeting