International Conferences and Forums

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
FORUMS FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE
1994-2011
(Selection)

IMMAGINA LA PACE!
IMAGINE PEACE!  

with NOBEL LAUREATE HERTA MÜLLER
Reading from her novel
Die Atemschaukel

Conversation between
Herta Müller and Amy-Diana Colin

Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano
4 July 2011


Program (PDF)

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IMMAGINA LA PACE!
IMAGINE PEACE!   

with ISRAEL AND MÉDICIS LAUREATE
AHARON APPELFELD

Remembering Childhood in the Bukowina:
An Introduction and
Reading from his Works

FCP/ICSIM/USI Auditorium
Lugano, 4-5 May 2011

Program (PDF) 

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IMMAGINA LA PACE!
IMAGINE PEACE!  

with NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA

“Cultural Perversions: Relativisms and Absolutes”
Public Lecture
FCP/ICSIM/USI Auditorium
Lugano, 28 September 2010

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NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA

MASTER CLASSES

FCP/ICSIMEspace de la Paix
Lugano, 14 and 30 September 2010

Program (PDF)

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FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
Lugano, 16-17 December 2009
 
“Coexistence and Exclusion in Multicultural Societies”
“Convivenza ed Esclusione nelle Società Multiculturali”

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
 

Program (PDF)

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FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
BERLIN, 13 – 14 June 2007
 
“Vom persönlichen Einsatz in der Gesellschaft und Geschichte”
Schwerpunkt: ¨Afrika in der Globalen Dynamik”
Personal Engagement in Society and History”
Focal Theme: Africa in its Global Dynamics


Program of the Forum in English and German 
on Acrobat Reader
 
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FRIEDENSKULTUR – PREISVERLEIHUNG
CULTURE OF PEACE AWARD CEREMONY
GERMAN PARLIAMENTARIAN SOCIETY
BERLIN, 14 JUNE 2007

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FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
BUENOS AIRES, 22 February 2006 

RESISTANCE TO CHANGE:
Implementing Political, Social, and Cultural Innovation
Panel and Workshop at the
UNESCO INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE SOCIAL SCIENCE — POLICY NEXUS
SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, AND SOCIAL POLICIES
20 – 24 February 2006
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
 
SPEAKERS:
Dr. Elke Leonhard
Honorary President of the German Parliamentary Association Member of the German Federal Parliament from 1990 to 2005
“Germany Today”
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Professor Dr. Patrick Imbert
Research Chair Holder: Canada, University of Ottawa,
Vice-President of the City for the Cultures of Peace
“Exclusion/Inclusion in the Americas”
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Professor Dr. Nancy Condee
Director of the Cultural Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh
“Post-Communist Cinema: Phoenix or Phantom”
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Professor Dr. Amy Colin
President of the City for the Cultures of PeaceUniversity of Pittsburgh, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard, Moses Mendelssohn Center at the University of Potsdam
“Literature in Times of Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Upheaval”
 
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FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
AND PRO EUROPA AWARD CEREMONY

27-28 May 2005
Vienna, Austria

FÜR MENSCHENRECHTE — GEGEN VORURTEILE
ZEITZEUGEN NEHMEN STELLUNG

FOR HUMAN RIGHTS — AGAINST PREJUDICES
WITNESSES TAKE THEIR STAND

27 May 2005, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Senatssaal, University of Vienna

Program – Acrobat Reader
 
OPENING
Prof. Dr. Georg Winckler,
Rektor, University of Vienna
Dr. Ernst Seidel,
President of Pro Europa: European Cultural Foundation
Prof. Dr. Amy Colin,
President of the  City for the Cultures of Peace

  LECTURES

PROFESSOR DR. GEOFFREY HARTMAN
Sterling Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Co-Founder of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Mitbegründer des Fortunoff Video Archivs für Holocaust-Zeugenschaft, Yale University
„Holocaust-Zeugenschaft, Menschenwürde und die Suche nach Menschenrechten“
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PROFESSOR DR. STANLEY HOFFMANN 
Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor,  Co-Founder of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Mitbegründer des Minda de Gunzburg Zentrums für Europäische Studien, Harvard University
„Erlebte Probleme und Lösung in den europäisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen“
 
PANEL DISCUSSION
MODERATOR
Prof. Dr. AMY COLIN
 
PANELISTS
Prof. Dr. GEOFFREY HARTMAN, Yale University
RENÉE GROSS HARTMAN, writer, New Haven
INGE SCHNEIER HOFFMANN, Psychologist, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Dr. STANLEY HOFFMANN, Harvard University
 
RESPONDENT
Prof. Dr. VIVIAN LISKA,  Antwerp University
 
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FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 4 September 2004 

under the patronage of Dr. Horst Köhler, President of Germany, Mrs. Petra Roth, Mayor of the City of Frankfurt, the European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament.
 
Erträumte oder erzwungene Koexistenz im Widerstreit der Kulturen
Envisioned or Enforced Coexistence in the Conflict of Cultures

Kaisersaal des Frankfurter Römers, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Introduction Prof. Dr. Amy Colin, Moderator

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:

Prof. Dr. Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Leonhard, Forschung und Archiv Leonhard, Germany/Yale University
Prof. Dr. Peter Demetz, Sterling Professor of German Languages and Literatures, Yale University
Respondent:
Dr. Hans Dietrich Genscher, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany 
The Forum was organized by the City for the Cultures of Peace with the support of Pro Europa: European Cultural Foundation which holds its Cultural Awards Ceremony after this Forum. 
 
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Weisse Nächte an der Oder:
Czernowitz

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)
July 1, 2004
Cultural event organized by Professor Karl Schlögel and Ann-Kathrin Mätzold, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)
Co-sponsors: Ciy for the Cultures of Peace, Deutsches Kulturforum Osteuropa, ASTA, and Förderkreis Europa-Universität Viadrina.

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

 KARL EMIL FRANZOS

University of Potsdam, Germany
June 10-12, 2004
co-organized by
the Moses Mendelssohn Center at the University of Potsdam, the City for the Cultures of Peace, and the Kulturforum Osteuropa
Program (PDF)

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 
 
DISCOURS D’EXCLUSION ET D’INCLUSION:
DYNAMIQUES DE LA MONDIALISATION DANS LES AMÉRIQUES

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL organisé par
LE GROUPE DE RECHERCHE SUR LES DISCOURS DES AMÉRIQUES (UNIVERSITÉ D’OTTAWA) ET LA CITÉ DES CULTURES DE LA PAIX  
Université d’Ottawa, Canada
10-12 May 2004 

Conference Program (PDF)

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FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE 
Université d’Ottawa, Canada
10  May 2004 

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FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE
THE CONFLICT BETWEEN POLITICS AND RELIGION

organized by
Pro Europa: European Cultural Foundation 
in cooperatin with the  City for the Cultures of Peace
held within the framework of the
 

EUROPEAN CULTURAL AWARDS CEREMONY
organized by : European Cultural Foundation

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
ALTES RATSSHAUS
13 SEPTEMBER 2003

Program (PDF)
 
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L’INTERCULTUREL ET L’ÉCONOMIE À L’ŒUVRE :
DISCOURS, EXCLUSIONS ET INCLUSIONS,  INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

organized by Professor Patrick Imbert, University of Ottawa, Canada
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, CANADA
14-15 JANUARY 2003

Program
 
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FORMES ET DYNAMIQUES DE L’EXCLUSION DANS LES SOCIETES CONTEMPORAINES:
INJUSTICE ET DISCRIMINATION

COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL
organized by Professors Amy Colin and Marie-Claire Hoock-Demarle
Palais de l’UNESCO
23-26 Juin 1997

Program

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LES FORMES D’EXCLUSION
PATTERNS OF EXCLUSION
FORMEN DER AUSGRENZUNG

Colloque interdisciplinaire
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Eine interdisziplinäre Tagung

MAISON DES SCIENCES DE L’HOMME,
MAISON SUGER

AVEC LE SOUTIEN DU DAAD, DE L’UNIVERSITÉ DE PITTSBURGH ET DE L’UNIVERSITÉ PARIS 7

organisé par Amy-Diana Colin, Marie-Claire Hoock-Demarle et
Jean-Luc Lory

LES 26-27 ET 28 JUIN 1995

Program
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THE PERVASIVENESS OF POLITICS
INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURES AND WORKSHOP SERIES
organized by Amy Diana Colin
 
MAISON DES SCIENCES DE L’HOMME, MAISON SUGER, PARIS, FRANCE
1994-1995
Program