Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity Network

2012 Plenary Speakers:

2012 2nd International CDSS Conference:

Lawrence Wilde

Professor of Political Theory

Nottingham Trent University

He is the author of The Marx Dictionary (Continuum, 2011), Erich Fromm and the Quest for Solidarity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004),Ethical Marxism and its Radical Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 1998), Modern European Socialism (Dartmouth, 1994) and Marx and Contradiction (Avebury, 1989), editor of Marxism's Ethical Thinkers(Palgrave Macmillan, 2001), and co-editor, with Mark Cowling, ofApproaches to Marx(Open UP, 1989).

Forthcoming books include Global Solidarity to be published by Edinburgh University Press (2012).

Global Solidarity
By Lawrence Wilde
Edinburgh University Press

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Sevgul Uludag

A journalist for nearly three decades, Sevgul Uludag, is an investigative reporter for Yeniduzen, a Turkish Cypriot daily newspaper in the northern part of the divided island of Cyprus. She also writes for the Greek Cypriot newspaper, Politis, and CYPRUS TODAY.

In 2002, Uludag began to tackle the issue of missing people and mass graves in Cyprus. She devoted herself to uncovering the fates of thousands of people who disappeared during  the 1960s and 1970s from mass executions, abductions and targeted assassinations. Uludag’s reporting started a public debate about missing persons and mass graves. In addition, Uludag called attention to the fact that both Greek and Turkish Cypriots saw themselves as the victims of the conflict, showing them that both sides are both perpetuators and victims.

Uludag has published several books, including Oysters with the Missing Pearls, which brings together stories of missing persons and mass graves from both sides of Cyprus. Oysters was originally published in Turkish in 2005 and has subsequently been published in Greek and English.  She has various international and local prizes for her work for peace and reconciliation. International Women’s Media Foundation awarded her `The Courage in Journalism` International Prize in 2008 for her work on `missing persons in Cyprus`.

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