Dialogue Faces

This blog was created to support the course Introduction to Public Dialogue -Theory and Practice- at Edinburgh Beltane and Queen Margaret University (Scotland), September 2009-February 2010.

The main purpose of the blog was to function as a resource for people interested in understanding and exploring  dialogue from a communication’s perspective.

The blog is mantained by Oliver Escobar, Public Engagement Fellow of Edinburgh Beltane, and former member of the Dialogue Research Project at Queen Margaret University.

Oliver has just moved to the University of Edinburgh and this blog will be transformed soon into a different platform. Then its scope will be broadened to cover the overarching theme of  citizen participation in policy making in Scotland.



2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi
    I’m really looking forward to this course.
    My work is based on using the Internet to get people involved in policy-making -helping citizens to connect with each other and government/parliament.

    At the moment, I’m running an EU-sponsored project which aims to get young people talking about policies and laws which affect the Internet and channel their ideas to governments and parliaments, national and EU. It’s called HUWY and you can find more about it on http://huwy.eu/

    Dialogue and deliberation are pillars of my work, but I don’t often get the chance to investigate them in depth. This will be a great opportunity.

  2. Hi Ella,

    The stuff you’re working on seems fascinating to me. But also very challenging. I look forward to know more.
    I’m hoping that you will find useful the way we are going to look at communication.

    Also, thank you so much for being so quick with the doodle poll. I really wish we can manage to get everyone from the very first day. First encounters are crucial for dialogue, and there is something very powerful in the act of “breaking bread together”. Something that goes beyond cultures, religions, etc. Something primary that helps to build relationship.

    Anyway, thank you as well for officially inaugurating this blog!

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