Overview 2013-2015

CULTURAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2013-2015

Table of Contents

I.     CCP Lecture and Seminar Series
II.    Events
III.   International Congresses
IV.   New Research and Study Programs
V.    Documentary Exhibitions
VI.   Publications
VII.  Links to the Calendar of Events of Cooperating Institutions

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I. CCP LECTURE AND SEMINAR SERIES ON CULTURES OF PEACE

OVERVIEW

– SOCIO-POLITICAL ASPECTS OF PEACE – lecture and work-shop series that emerged from the international conferences on The Pervasiveness of Politics, Patterns of Exclusion, and Forms and Dynamics of Exclusion in Contemporary Societies held in Paris in 1995 and 1997. Among the speakers were Professors Robert Castel (EHSS, France), Stephen Castles (Univ. of Wollongong, Australia), Stanley Hoffmann (Harvard, USA), Juan J. Linz (Yale, USA), C. L. Pandit (Univ. of Delhi, India), and Lorenza Sebesta (Univ. of Bologna, Italy). In the subsequent years, the series continued with lectures by other well-known political scientists and cultural theorists, including Dr. Friedrich Hamburger, at that time Director for West Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean and Overseas Countries and Commonwealth Territories, Directorate-General VIII D, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium), who lectured on “The Contribution of EU Development Policy to Conflict Resolution” at the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka (Nigeria/USA) and Professor Henry L. Gates (Harvard, USA) who dicussed the combat of racism through education at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, 2007, and Professor Alain Goldschläger (Western University, Canada) who spoke about the “Universal Conspiracy Theories: An Obstacle to Peace” at the CCP in Lugano, 2012. For more information about these previous events, see section: Overview 2002-2012.

CCP-guest researcher and speaker in 2014-2015:

    Dr. Elke Leonhard, Honorary President of the German Parliamentarian Association (Berlin, Germany) directs the long-term research project “Wahrheit und Versöhnung” (Truth and Reconciliation). See CCP-section: FOCUS IV, COMPARATIVE TOTALITARIANISM STUDIES. In November 2012, Dr. Leonhard gave lectures about her project, the situation in Germany today, and endeavors to cope with the GDR-past at the CCP in Lugano. She continues her work on this project in Berlin, Paris, and Strassburg in 2014-2015. Announcement of Dr. Elke Leonhard’s lectures and seminars open to the public on this web page.

– LITERATURE AND PEACE! – lecture series that emerged from two international conferences held at the University of Ottawa, Canada in 2003/2004 and at a Forum on the Cultures of Peace held in the old Town Hall in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2004. In the subsequent years, the series featured lectures at different universities in the Americas and Europe. In 2010-2012, the CCP in Lugano, Switzerland continued the series with lectures by Professor Peter Demetz, Sterling Professor of German and Comparative Literature (Yale University, USA), Distinguished University Professor Patrick Imbert (University of Ottawa, Canada), Professor Alain Goldschläger (Western Ontario, Canada), and other prominent speakers. For more information about these previous events, see section: Overview 2002-2012.

CCP-speakers in 2014 and 2015:

    Prof. Amy Colin, President of the CCP, Prof. Nancy Condee, Director of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), Prof. Patrick Imbert, Distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada), and Dr. Elke Leonhard, Honorary President of the German Parliamentarian Association (Berlin, Germany) will give lectures and teach seminars within the context of the program “Global Justice?” organized by the CCP in cooperation with the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris, France) and the University of Pittsburgh: its Global Studies Center and its Office of Studies Abroad (USA). The program will be held in Paris, 3-17 August 2014. The program is reserved for students. Announcement of lectures and seminars open to the public on this web page.

– ART, MUSIC, AND POETRY FOR PEACE – series of exhibitions, musical recitals, and poetry readings opened by Ma Descheng (Beijing, China / Paris, France) and Philippe Tophoven (Paris, France) in 2011, continued by Sussy Errera (Lugano, Switzerland), Irene Fröhlich-Wiener (London, GB/Lucerne, Switzerland) and Josef Wiener (London, GB) in 2012. For information about previous events on “Music and Peace,” see section: Overview 2002-2012.

CCP-guest musicians and artists in 2014 and 2015:

      Pierre Dominique Ponnelle, composer and orchestra director (Munich, Germany).
      Programs will be published on this web page.

– RELIGION AND PEACE! inaugurated by Israel-Prize Winner Aharon Appelfeld (Jerusalem, Israel) and Rector Azzolino Chiappini (Faculty of Theology, Lugano, Switzerland) in 2011, continued by Professor Markus Krienke (Faculty of Theology, Lugano, Switzerland) and Professor Adriano Fabris (University of Pisa, Italy) in 2012.

CCP-speaker in 2015:

        Riccardo Calimani, writer and historian, Venice, Italy. Announcement of the lecture on this web page.

For upcoming lectures in 2014 and 2015, see: News

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II. EVENTS FOR PEACE

IMMAGINA LA PACE! IMAGINE PEACE! Educational event series inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in 2010 and continued by Israel Prize Winner Aharon Appelfeld and Nobel Laureate Herta Müller in 2011.

For more information on past events, see: International Conferences and Forums

For upcoming events, see: News and …

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III. RECENT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES

 “Penser Global – Global Thinking,” an international congress organized by the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris to celebrate its 50st anniversary, 14-17 May 2013. For more information, see: www.msh-paris.fr/research/college-detudes-mondiales

America’s Worlds and the World’s Americas, co-organized by Patrick Imbert, Distinguished Professor and University Research Chair Holder, University of Ottawa, Canada, Vice-President of the City for the Cultures of Peace. More…

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IV. ANNUAL RESEARCH AND STUDY PROGRAM

GLOBAL JUSTICE? – A PANTHER PROGRAM CO-ORGANIZED BY THE CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE IN COOPERATION WITH THE STUDY ABROAD OFFICE AND GLOBAL STUDIES CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, held in the International Research Center Maison Suger of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH), Paris, France.

This global program focuses on divergent, even incompatible notions of global justice (political, cultural, philosophical, religious, legal) across cultures and countries. It features lectures by prominent political figures and scholars. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach, enriching the cross-cultural experience of students. It is ideal for students of all majors interested in justice, human rights, and peace. The language of instruction is English. The program is based on a cooperation between the the City for the Cultures of Peace, the University of Pittsburgh, its Studies Abroad Office and Global Studies Center, and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. The program is for registered University students only. The first program was held 3-17 August 2014.
See student reviews:
Student Evaluations based on a CCP-questionnaire.pdf
Student Evaluations based on a questionnaire from the University of Pittsburgh

For more information on the subsequent programs, contact the CCP: info@peace-culture.org. See also: Global Justice? – Program

For more information on Research within the framework of the CCP, see Web Site section: Research

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V. RECENT AND UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITIONS at the CCP:

  • WOLE SOYINKA DOCUMENTARY, Paris, 2015; Lugano, September 2010 – December 2012
  • ARTISTS FOR AMNESTY, September 2010 – June 2013
  • MOTIONS AND EMOTIONS, sculptures by Irene Fröhlich-Wiener (London, GB/Lucerne, Switzerland), April-May 2012

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VI. PUBLICATIONS

Edith Silbermann, Czernowitz – Stadt der Dichter, ed. Amy Colin. Munich: Fink Verlag, 2014.

Cultural Challenges of Migration in Canada/Les défis culturels de la migration au Canada, ed. Klaus-Dieter Ertler and Patrick Imbert. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013.

Rencontres multiculturelles : imprévu et coïncidences : Le Canada et les Amériques, ed. Patrick Imbert. Ottawa : Chaire de l’Université d’Ottawa “Canada : Enjeux sociaux et culturels dans une société du savoir”, 2013.

Trans-inter-multiculturality, Trans-inter-multidisciplinarity and Plural Americas, ed. Patrick Imbert. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2012. This collective volume is based on the international symposium with the same title held at the University of Ottawa, 4-5 November 2011. Several Members of the City for the Cultures of Peace were active participants in this symposium and contributed to the forthcoming volume.

Aharon Appelfeld, Until the Dawn’s Light: A Novel. New York: Schocken, 2011.

For further information on publications, see: Recent Publications

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VII. LINKS TO THE CALENDARS OF EVENTS OF COOPERATING INSTITUTIONS

www.msh-paris.fr/research/college-detudes-mondiales
www.canada.uottawa.ca
www.projetouere.org.br