The power of talk

Contentious differences can only be overcome through dialogue and teamwork

The dinner was almost finished when the young Lebanese woman turned to me: “Thanks for a wonderful evening,” she said, “but please don’t tell anybody that I had a conversation with an Israeli colleague all night. My boss will sack me”.

Bent Sørensen

Bent Sørensen has been head of the external communication unit at the European Training Foundation in Turin, Italy, since 2003. Prior to that, he was head of the information and communication department of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia in Vienna.