Jolyon Mitchell: Redrawing boundaries: religion, violence and the search for peace

In this lecture, Professor Jolyon Mitchell explores how increasing numbers of separation barriers and dividing walls are represented and framed in a range of contexts

Drawing on his original research and peacebuilding work in Jerusalem & the West Bank, as well as his experience as a former BBC World Service Producer and Journalist, Professor Mitchell considers the growth in the number of these barriers, and how they are used to frame contested spaces. Drawing upon his recent interviews with religious leaders in Jerusalem he investigates what beliefs support and challenge these dividing walls, and how artists, journalists, and religious leaders attempt to frame, reframe and redraw these boundaries.