Neta-Paulina Wagner (*1990) was born in Berlin and now lives and works in The Netherlands, at Radboud University. ELES sponsored her studies and her doctorate which the border and conflict researcher is currently working on. Her doctorate is on the subject of “Imaginary Geographies – The nation-State and Other Utopias”. In addition, she works on the topic of identity and border perceptions, in particular in the case of the Israel-Palestine conflict. She is involved in ELES and the ELES program “Dialogue Perspectives”, particularly for interreligious, but also societal dialogue.
˝The programme makes possible something that is all too rare in our society these days: speaking and having discussions across borders, not about each other, but with each other. That can be a hard slog at times, but at the same time the format makes space for follow-up questions and deeper conversations that are only possible through trust on all sides.
Felix, DialoguePerspectives participant