CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE
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Table of Contents

1. Lectures

2. Exhibition

3. Forum 

4. The Notion: 
Cultures of Peace

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1. Lectures

 

PROFESSOR DR. PETER DEMETZ

Sterling Professor Emeritus di Germanistica e

Letteratura Comparata all’Università di Yale

 

Veit Harlans Die goldene Stadt (1942):

Ein Kapitel deutscher Filmgeschichte

 

15 GIUGNO 2010, 16:00 - 17:30

 

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Palazzo Rosso, Aula A 33

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano

 

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Professor Dr. Patrick imbert

Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche de l'Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Enjeux sociaux et culturels dans une société du savoir.

Vice-Presidente della Cité des Cultures de la Paix

   

Réflexion sur le multiculturalisme
au Canada et en Amérique latine

 

 

14 GIUGNO 2010, 18:00 - 19:30

Università della Svizzera Italiana, Palazzo Rosso, Aula A 33

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano

 

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2. Exhibition

 

From Czernowitz to Lugano

Three Women Writers:

Ninon Hesse, Rose Ausländer, Edith Silbermann

 

Documentary Exhibition, Seminars, Lectures

 

Lugano, 15 January - 15 June 2010

Via Polar 41, 6932 Lugano

 

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3. Forum

Forum on the Cultures of Peace 

"Coexistence and Exclusion in Plural Societies"

 

Lugano, 16-17 December 2009 

 

MAIN SPEAKERS

 

Ambassador Carla del Ponte,
Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Argentina

Professor Peter Demetz,
Sterling Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Professor Michael Finkenthal,
Hebrew University/The Johns Hopkins University

Professor Patrick Imbert,
Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche de l'Université d'Ottawa
Enjeux sociaux et culturels dans une société du savoir 

 

 

4. The Notion:
Cultures of Peace

 

The City for the Cultures of Peace alludes to a notion of peace in the international terminology used in the UNESCO Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, which affirms that peace is no fixed entity, but constructs itself day after day in the minds and consciousness of people. Peace as well as the universal dialogue among cultures and religions are a priority of the UNO Assembly. For UNO and UNESCO, "Culture of Peace“ is a „set of values, attitudes, modes of behaviour and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations" (UN Resolutions A/RES/52/13: Culture of Peace and A/53/243: Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace).

The City for the Cultures of Peace further develops this notion, while stressing and promoting the idea of a plurality of "cultures of peace" at work not only in different  countries and peoples, but also in different disciplines and fields of action.  The network regards its work as a road towards “cultures of peace”. The members realize their activities in the conviction that each individual can contribute to construct a relationship between people through the knowledge and acceptance of the cultural diversity.