Sounding the Silence – Contemplation as Poetic Practice; Poetry as Contemplative Practice

(Postponed until further notice)

We are deeply honoured to welcome Dr Aaron Maniam, Senior Fellow at the Oxford Interfaith Forum, and Director of Digital Transformation Education at Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford, UK, to lead a session of the International Interfaith Reading Group on ART in Interfaith Contexts.

Here are more details of this fascinating event.

Topic: Sounding the Silence – Contemplation as Poetic Practice; Poetry as Contemplative Practice

Abstract: coming soon.

Speaker: Dr Aaron Maniam is a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Interfaith Forum and Director of Digital Transformation Education at Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford, UK. Dr Maniam’s work focuses on issues connecting technology, public policy and public administration. He teaches on the School’s Master of Public Policy and executive education programmes, and convenes its digital “thematic cluster”, bringing together scholarship and practice on digital issues. He co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Technology Policy and is a member of the OECD’s Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Futures. Also, Aaron is a Poet and won the First Prize for English poetry in the National Arts Council’s Golden Point Award in 2003. His first poetry collection, Morning at Memory’s Border, was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2007 and his second poetry collection, Second Persons, was published in 2018 under firstfruits publications. In 2009, he was one of 50 poets featured in Fifty on 50, a collection to mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary of internal self-government.

Chair: Dr Pavlo Smytsnyuk, Senior Fellow at the Oxford Interfaith Forum and Mary Seeger O’Boyle Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University.

Date: 29 February, 2024

Time: 18:00-19:00 GMT| 19:00-20:00 CEST | 10:00-11:00 PST | 13:00-14:00 EST

Venue: online

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