Pax Ethnica: Discussing Cultural Harmony at Politics and Prose

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 07:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)

Authors Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac will discuss examples of tolerance, ideas for peace, and other findings from their new book “Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds,” at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

Wondering if there were places where people of different cultures lived in peace when the media is filled with stories of religious and ethnic violence, the two set off on their journey around the globe to document the ways societies have diffused ethnic tensions and found harmony. Their two-year research led them to five places, including the Indian state of Kerala where Meyer and Brysac reported on their discoveries with the support from the Pulitzer Center.

Their dispatches can be found in their Pulitzer Center project "India: The Kerala Model." In addition to Kerala, the authors explored four other communities—Russia's Tatarstan, Marseille in France, Flensburg in Germany, and the borough of Queens, NY—where people of different races, religions, and ethnicities live peacefully. Combining anthropology, political history and solid reporting, Meyer and Brysac show how populations of diverse faiths and ethnicities have built thriving cultures and how they prove the possibility for peaceful co-existence worldwide.

Monday, March 26
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-1919
(800) 722-0790

This event is free and open to public. All event-related inquiries can be sent to Politics and Prose Events Coordinator, Mike Giarratano, at events@politics-prose.com