Artist Talks


In Search Of Understanding"In Search of Understanding"

March 2012

A Public Diplomacy initiative fostering a Culture of Peace 
Darb 1718 hosted "In Search of Understanding" A Synergy of Diplomacy, Music, Lyrics, Photos and Dialogue on Saturday March 31st, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In Search of Understanding is a Public Diplomacy initiative fostering a Culture of Peace; created and carried out by Dr. Mohamed Kazem, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign affairs, a Ph.D. holder in Public Diplomacy and International Relations, Songwriter, Musician and a Singer.
The initiative is implemented in line with the UN Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace, of September 1999. It aims at the alleviation of problems related to mutual lack of understanding and mutual distorted stereotypes and negative imagery among peoples. It stresses what is shared and common among all us humans; it also tackles issues related to poverty alleviation and issues related to culture, ideally culminating into a better mutual understanding and acceptance towards flourishing...a better future for all.
Since 2003, the initiative was presented in various ways and to a diverse audiences in Africa, Asia, Europe, The Middle East and the United States. Since 2006 it was granted the support of the "Foundation for a Culture of Peace", Madrid, headed by His Excellency Dr. Federico Mayor, Former Director General of UNESCO.
Mohamed Kazem other works: The Unsaid, Madrid, 1999 – Drafts and Drifts, Madrid, 2001 – Stygmatism, Madrid, 2003 and Resilience, Madrid, 2007.
"To dream of being at Peace with yourself and harmony with others, to love and be loved, and to be happy without hurting others. It is never easy as it partially lies in all that is said, but more in what is unsaid", from the CD "The Unsaid".
"We are the slaves of what we learn, but are the masters of what we understand", from the CD "Resilience".

Tahrir MonologuesTahrir Monologues

Oct 2011

"Tahrir Monologues" was a performance of stories from the 25th of January Revolution & Tahrir Square

Your tear gas moments … the front line memories … the rubber bullets … the relentless chants … neighborhood watch … thugs …. Doesn't matter where you were, 25th of Jan got to us all


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