Main Program | In Conversation with Michael Vatikiotis

30 Oct 2022 09:00 - 10:00
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Indus Restaurant. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

Lives Between the Lines is a family story of Michael Vatikiotis’s grandparents and parents in the Levant, spanning from the mid-1800s to the end of the Second World War in 1945. Once a place of ethnic harmony and pluralistic tradition their lives eventually became caught up in conflict between clashing faiths and contested identity. Michael Vatikiotis speaks to Janet Steele about his fascinating family history.

Lives Between the Lines adalah kisah keluarga kakek-nenek dan orang tua Michael Vatikiotis di Levant, dari pertengahan 1800-an hingga akhir perang dunia kedua pada tahun 1945. Dulunya merupakan tempat keharmonisan etnis dan tradisi pluralistik, kehidupan mereka terperangkap dalam konflik antara keyakinan yang bertentangan dan identitas yang diperebutkan. Jangan lewatkan sejarah keluarganya yang menarik dan refleksi pribadinya.


Michael Vatikiotis

Michael Vatikiotis is a writer and private diplomat, who has lived in Asia for more than 30 years. Formerly a BBC Correspondent and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, …

Janet Steele

Janet Steele is a Journalism Professor at the George Washington University and the Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. She frequently visits Southeast Asia to lecture …

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