NEWS

1. MESSAGE
2. THE NEW WEB SITE
3. “GLOBAL JUSTICE?” – A RESEARCH AND STUDY PROGRAM
4. SPECIAL CCP GUESTS

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1. MESSAGE: The City for the Cultures of Peace condemns the cowardly attack against its website. For months the website was compromised and we were unable to use it. We are now in the process of updating the information on this site.

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2. THE NEW WEB SITE OF THE CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE is the result of a long-term collaborative cooperation between members of the City for the Cultures of Peace (in particular Amy Colin, Günter Rebing, and Patrick Imbert) and the WEB Atelier of Professor Lorenzo Cantoni, Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences and Director of the New Media in Education Laboratory at the University of Italian Switzerland.

The project started with an international group of students thinking and discussing the best approaches to creating a web site which will bridge the gap between generations and inspire both the young and the old to make a contribution to peace in society. The ideas of these students from different countries were later translated into web design by design artists and IT specialists.

We thank Professor Lorenzo Cantoni and his international WEB Atelier Team (Asta Adukaite, Stefano Da Col, Corina Ganera, and in particular Mauro Nidola) for the realization of this WEB site. We thank Professor Amy Colin for her theoretical and conceptual work on this web site. We thank Professor Patrick Imbert, Distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada), for translations of the web texts from English into French and Dr. Günter Rebing (Bonn, Germany) for translations of web texts from English into German. We thank Francesca Ilardi (Oltremare s.a., Pavia) and Chiara Serafin (We speak interpreti, Milan) for translations of web texts from English into Italian. We also thank all others who worked on this web site, especially Stéphanie Dupuy Cereda, Andrea Felappi, Valentina Pallucca, and Vasja Popovic from the CCP, Sandra Dossi from the Tipografia e Digital Print Lepori Storni, and engineer Steve Gorkes from the GNAX company.

We thank artist JR and L’AGENCE VU’ (Paris, France) for the permission to publish JR’s picture of his exhibition “Women are Heroes,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008.

A grant from the Vitasta Bazaz and Sheen Sehgal Fund in Memory of Dr. Kuldeep Sehgal of The Pittsburgh Foundation (USA) made the realization of this new Web Site of the City for the Cultures of Peace possible. We thank Dr. Vitasta Bazaz and Sheen Sehgal for their support. We thank the Dipartimento dell’educazione, della cultura e dello sport, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino and Siwsslos, Fondo Lotteria Intercantonale, for supporting the development of WEB site pages on programs and projects realized in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland.

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3. “GLOBAL JUSTICE?” – A 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 PROGRAM AND GLOBAL STUDIES CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH in the Maison Suger/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 program is for registered University students only. It is closed to the public. The first program was held 3-17 August 2014. The program will be offered in the future as well.
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) or the Studies Abroad Office at the University of Pittsburgh (www.abroad.pitt.edu/globaljustice). See also: Global Justice? – Program.

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 4. SPECIAL CCP GUESTS:

In 2015, the CCP will host lectures and seminars by several special guests:

Dr. Elke Leonhard, Honorary President of the German Parliamentarian Association in Berlin, former Member of the German Federal Parliament (1990-2005) and Head of the Committee for Culture and Media, research project “Truth and Reconciliation”, CCP-Center, Paris, France, July-August 2015

Patrick Imbert, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, CCP-Center, Paris, France

Ruth Levin (Israel), research on and recital of Yiddish songs, CCP-Center, Paris, France, July 2015

Roger Grunwald (New York), “The Mitzvah Project”, University of Pittsburgh, November 2015

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In 2014, the CCP hosted lectures and seminars by several special guests. Among them:


Nancy Condee, Professor of Russian, Director of the Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Patrick Imbert, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Elke Leonhard, Honorary President of the German Parliamentarian Association in Berlin, former Member of the German Federal Parliament (1990-2005) and Head of the Committee for Culture and Media.

Ruth Levin and Alexei Belousov (Israel), recital held at the University of Pittsburgh, 14 September 2014:
Event with Ruth Levin and Alexei Belousov.pdf

Europe en miniature at the Margins” – Round-Table Discussion with Ruth Levin, event held at the University of Pittsburgh, 15 September 2014:
Event with Ruth Levin.pdf

The CALENDAR of upcoming lectures and events will be published on this Web Page. For more information about upcoming CCP activities, see: Overview 2013-2015