Chronology

 

CITY  FOR  THE  CULTURES  OF  PEACE
CITTÀ PER LE CULTURE DELLA PACE
CITÉ DES CULTURES DE LA PAIX
CITÉ DER FRIEDENSKULTUREN

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, CONFERENCES
LABORATORI, CONFERENZE, COLLOQUI
ATELIERS, CONFÉRENCES, COLLOQUES
WORKSHOPS, VORTRÄGE, KONFERENZEN
(Selection, Examples, Auswahl, 2002-2017) 

THEMES — TEMI — THÈMES — THEMEN
NAVIGATION BOARD — BARRA DI NAVIGAZIONE

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION
GENOCIDE AND SHOAH STUDIES 
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 
CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK
 EUROPE IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS
CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
AFRICA IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS

Introduction: From 1995 to 2012 activities included lecture series, seminars, workshops, international conferences, and cultural events as well as long-term research projects. The subsequent list comprises only a fraction of these activities; it enumerates examples of lectures, workshops, and conferences held in different cities in the time period from 2001 to 2012. For more information about “Courses and Seminars,” “Cultural Awards,” and “Research Projects,” see entries with the respective title; for detailed information about symposia and forums, including events prior to 2001, see International Conferences and Forums. For information about current activities, see “News” and “Overview 2013-2015.”

COEXISTENCE STUDIES

Paris, France, 10 December 2001
City for the Cultures of Peace:
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MEETING

CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 8 March 2002
CARIBBEAN INTEGRATION: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MEETING
Roberto Martinez, Project Director, Director of the Fundacion L. M. Marin

Fundacion L. M. Marin, San Juan

EUROPE IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS
CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

Pittsburgh, USA, 18 April 2002
INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES:
KEY NOTE SPEAKER:
Dr. FRIEDRICH HAMBURGER,

Director for West Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean and Overseas Countries and Commonwealth Territories, Directorate-General VIII D, European Commission

“THE CONTRIBUTION OF EU DEVELOPMENT POLICY TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION”

Lecture organized by the City for the Cultures of Peace in cooperation with the Western European Studies Program and the EU Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Friedrich Hamburger, Head of Directorate D – West and Central Africa, the Caribbean and the Overseas Commonwealth Territories of the Development Directorate-General at the European Commission began his career in the Austrian Foreign Service, representing his country in many other states and international organizations. In 1995, he joined the Development Directorate-General at the European Commission. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Director for Relations with all ACP Countries. His publications and lectures focus on European integration, international security, international trade issues, development policy, and science and research cooperation.

Cathedral of Leaning, 121, 2:30 PM

AFRICA IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS
CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Boston, USA, 19 April 2002
INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES
KEY NOTE SPEAKER:
Dr. FRIEDRICH HAMBURGER,
Director for West Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean and Overseas Countries and Commonwealth Territories, Directorate-General VIII D, European Commission

“FIGHTING POVERTY THROUGH PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS” co-organized by the City for the Cultures of Peace in cooperation with the Program for International Relations at Boston University as well as the European Council.

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
EUROPE IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS

Vienna, Austria, 22 May 2002; Czernowitz, Ukraine, 4 June 2002; Jaşi, Romania, 9 June 2002; Tel Aviv, Israel, 18 November; Haifa, Israel, 20 November, 2002

BOOK PRESENTATION: An der Zeiten Ränder: Czernowitz und Bukowina,

collection of essays by different authors, ed. Cécile Cordon and Helmut Kusdat, Vienna: Verlag der Theodor Kramer Gesellschaft, 2002

ROUND TABLE with several contributing authors from Israel, Austria, Ukraine, Romania, and Germany.  Events initiated and organized by Helmut Kusdat, University of Vienna, Austria, in cooperations with the Bukowina Institute at the University of Czernowitz and the Diaspora Museum, the Goethe Institute (Jaşi, Romania), and other institutions.

Events initiated and organized by Helmut Kusdat, University of Vienna, Austria, in cooperation with several institutions, including the Bukowina Institute at the University of Czernowitz and the Goethe Institute (Jaşi, Romania).

CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK

Bucharest, Romania, 20-30 June 2002
CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK: HANDICAPPED CHILDREN
Workshops and meetings organized by Prof. Nina Scribanu, Georgetown Medical School. One of the main objectives is to help establish a center for handicapped children in Romania.

AFRICA IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS

Washington DC, USA, 22-25 November 2002 
Panel: IRAN AND AFRICA, organized by Professor Houchang Chehabi, Boston University, at the Middle Eastern Studies Association.

MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Ottawa, Canada, 14-15 January 2003
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: L’INTERCULTUREL ET L’ÉCONOMIE À L’ŒUVRE : DISCOURS, EXCLUSIONS ET INCLUSIONS, organized by Professor Patrick Imbert, University of Ottawa.

The Symposium is part of the interdisciplinary research project: LES DISCOURS ÉCONOMIQUES TRANSNATIONAUX, directed by Professor Patrick Imbert, University of Ottawa, Canada.

For more information, see L’INTERCULTUREL ET L’ÉCONOMIE À L’ŒUVRE: Program.
and International Conferences and Forums on this web-site.

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 September 2003
FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE: THE CONFLICT BETWEEN POLITICS AND RELIGION

The Forum was organized by Pro Europa: European Foundation for Culture in cooperation with the City for the Cultures of Peace. For more information, see International Conferences and Forums.

MODERATOR:
Dr. ERWIN KELLER, former director of “Sternstunden” at the Swiss TV station DRS

PANELISTS:
Dr. WALTER SCHWIMMER, Secretary General of the European Council;
S. E. Mgr. AMÉDÉE GRAB
, President of the European Bishop’s Conference;
SALDA KELLER-MEGSAHLI
, Founder of the Foundation Palästina;
Prof. Dr. JULIUS SCHOEPS
, Director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center at the University of Potsdam;
Bishop MAKARIOS DE LAMPSAKOS, Representative of the Patriarchate of Constatinople.

RESPONDENTS:
MARTTI AHTISAARI, former President of Finland and Director of the Institute for Crisis Management;
Prof. Dr. AMY COLIN, President of the International Organization of the City for the Cultures of Peace;
CONCLUDING ADDRESS
by URSULA STÄMMER-HORST
, Stadträtin, Lucerne Town Council.

EUROPEAN CULTURAL AWARDS CEREMONY, Lucerne, Switzerland, 12-13 September 2003.

University of Pittsburgh, USA, 21 March 2004
CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE LECTURE:

Professor STEVE ZOHN, Temple University, USA:
“Georg Philipp Telemann’s Wit”

Pittsburgh, 22 March 2004
CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE CONCERT:

Music of the Baroque: Bach, Telemann, Leclair, and Quantz – Recital and Lecture

Professor STEVE ZOHN, Temple University, and Harpsicordist RICHARD STERN, Carnegie Mellon University

Event organized in cooperation with the Music Department and the German Department at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the PAA.

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION
CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

University of Ottawa, CANADA, 10-12 May 2004
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM / COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL : DISCOURS D’EXCLUSION ET D’INCLUSION : DYNAMNIQUES DE LA MONDIALISATION DANS LES AMERIQUES

Symposium organized by LE GROUPE DE RECHERCHE SUR LES DISCOURS DES AMÉRIQUES (UNIVERSITÉ D’OTTAWA) ET LA CITÉ DES CULTURES DE LA PAIX

For more information, see: International Conferences and Forumsand printed Program: PDF-Version for Acrobat Reader

University of Ottawa, 11 May 2004
Music of Exclusion – Exclusion in Music

Thomas Lesch Schmidt, Germany
Musical Recital

University of Ottawa, CANADA, 10  May 2004
FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE:
Fighting Against Xenophobia, Racism, and Anti-Semtism Through Education

EUROPE IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS

University of Potsdam, Germany, 10-12 June 2004
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: KARL EMIL FRANZOS

Symposium 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)

European Academy in Berlin, 13-15 June 2004
Workshop on the Bukowina

Work-shop organized by Amy D. Colin. Participants included Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University), Marianne Hausleitner (Institute for Eastern-European History, Munich), Leo Spitzer (Dartmouth College), and others.

European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 1 July 2004
Weisse Nächte an der Oder: Czernowitz

Symposium 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.

COEXISTENCE STUDIES

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 4 September 2004
FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE:
ERTRÄUMTE ODER ERZWUNGENE KOEXISTENZ IM WIDERSTREIT DER KULTUREN
ENVISIONED OR ENFORCED COEXISTENCE 
IN THE CONFLICT OF CULTURES

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.

Kaisersaal des Frankfurter Römers,
Frankfurt am Main, 4 September 2004

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.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

University of Pittsburgh, USA, 6 April 2005
CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE – INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES

THOMAS LESCH SCHMIDT (Schott Verlag/Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
TAY-SACHS: ALLEGEDLY JEWISH GENETIC DISEASE

Lecture
130 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh

EVENT ORGANIZED BY THE CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE IN COOPERATION WITH THE CULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAM, THE CENTER FOR WESTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES/ EU CENTER, THE GERMAN DEPARTMENT, THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM, AND THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.

Thomas Lesch Schmidt is a physician whose work focuses on the history of medicine; he presented his work on allegedly Jewish genetic diseases at the international symposium on “Forms and Dynamics of Exclusion in Contemporary Societies,” held at UNESCO, Paris 1997. The conference initiated and organized by Prof. Amy Colin in collaboration with Prof. Marie-Claire Hoock-Demarle (Univ. of Paris 7) brought together one hundred speakers from many different countries. Thomas Lesch Schmidt is also a noted composer and recipient of the “Franz Liszt Award for Musical Composition 2004” from the Pro Europa: European Cultural Foundation (Germany). His opera “The Golem in Bayreuth” (1999) was performed by the Burgtheater/Akademietheater in Vienna, Austria. Ulla Berkéwicz, well-known author, actress, and editor, wrote the libretto. Zweitausendeins-Verlag www.zweitausendeins.de – distributes the CD recording.

For more information see:
http://www.schott-musik.de/autoren/KomponistenAZ/show,13940.html
See: www.unesco.org/most/exclus.htm

University of Pittsburgh, 17 April 2005
CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE CONCERT:

LESCH SCHMIDT
GOLEM IN BAYREUTH
MUSICAL RECITAL AND WORKSHOP

FRICK FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM, Pittsburgh

MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION
GENOCIDE AND SHOAH STUDIES

University of Vienna, Austria, 27-28 May 2005
FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
AND PRO EUROPA AWARD CEREMONY

FÜR MENSCHENRECHTE — GEGEN VORURTEILE: 
ZEITZEUGEN NEHMEN STELLUNG
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS — AGAINST PREJUDICES
: WITNESSES TAKE THEIR STAND

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

ERÖFFNUNG – OPENING

Prof. Dr. Georg Winckler, Rektor
 of the University of Vienna
Dr. Ernst Seidel, President of 
Pro Europa: European Cultural Foundation
Prof. Dr. Amy-Diana Colin, President of the 
International Organization, City for the Cultures of Peace

VORTRÄGE – 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“ – “Holocaust Testimonies, Human Dignity, and the Search for Human Rights”

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“ – “Experienced Problems and Solutions in the European-American Interrelations”

PANEL DISCUSSION

MODERATOR:
Prof. Dr. AMY-Diana 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

Program (PDF)

MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2 November 2005
CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE 
– INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES
Professor Dr. Patrick Imbert
, Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa / Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche de l’Université d’Ottawa, Canada: Enjeux sociaux et culturel dans une société du savoir

“The Girardian Appropriation Mimesis, the Platonic Mimesis, and 
Bhabha’s Mimicry: The Passion for Controlling Representation”

French Nationality Room, University of Pittsburgh

This lecture was organized by the City for the Cultures of Peace in cooperation with the Cultural Studies Program, the CWES/EU Center, and the German Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Patrick Imbert, holder of the Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, is Canada’s leading Comparative, Canadian, and French literature expert. He is also a specialist on Latin American Studies. His current groundbreaking work focuses on the impact of stereotypes on contemporary society in the Americas and Europe. Professor Imbert is not only a scholar, but also a well-known novelist. He is the author of numerous scholarly and literary publications. For more information, see: Bibliography on this web site.

COEXISTENCE STUDIES

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 20 – 24 February 2006
FORUM, PANEL AND WORKSHOP organized by the CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE in cooperation with UNESCO

RESISTANCE TO CHANGE: IMPLEMENTING POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL INNOVATION
at the UNESCO INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE SOCIAL SCIENCE – POLICY NEXUS: SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, AND SOCIAL POLICIES

SPEAKERS:

DR. ELKE LEONHARD
,
Honorary President of the German Parliamentary Association; Member of the German Federal Parliament from 1990-2005

“Germany Today”

PROFESSOR DR. PATRICK IMBERT,
Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, Canada
 and Vice-President of the City for the Cultures of Peace
”

“Inclusion/Exclusion”

PROFESSOR DR. NANCY CONDEE,
Director of the Cultural Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

“Post-Communist Cinema: Phoenix or Phantom”

PROFESSOR DR. AMY-DIANA COLIN,
President of the City for the Cultures of Peace

“Literature in Times of Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Upheaval”

AFRICA IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS
CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK

BERLIN, Germany, 13 – 14 June 2007
FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
“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

with

PROFESSOR WOLE SOYINKA,
Nobel Laureate, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and 
Elias Ghanem Professor, University of Nevada
PROFESSOR HENRY L. GATES,
Alphonse Fletcher University, Professor, und Direktor des W.E.B. Du Bois Instituts, Harvard (USA)
YVONNE BEZERRA DE MELLO,
UNESCO Laureate
PIERRE SANÉ,
Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences (UNESCO), former Secretary General of Amnesty International
PROFESSOR FLORENCE SITRUK,
Harp Player, Hochschule für Musik, Geneva, Switzerland

Participants in the Forum came from Germany, the United States, Senegal, and Nigeria.
Program of the Forum in English and German 
on Acrobat Reader

***

FRIEDENSKULTUR – PREISVERLEIHUNG
CULTURE OF PEACE AWARD CEREMONY,
GERMAN PARLIAMENTARIAN SOCIETY,
BERLIN, 14 JUNE 2007

Event with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, UNESCO Laureate Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, Harvard-Professor Henry L. Gates, and UNESCO-Director Pierre Sané.
Program of the Culture of Peace Award Ceremony

Article on the Web-Site of Harvard University
Article in the Web-Site of Black-Print

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
GENOCIDE AND SHOAH STUDIES

Düsseldorf, Germany, 10 November 2008
NÄHE UND FERNE:
Rose Ausländer und Edith Silbermann

SPEAKERS:

Prof. Dr. Amy-Diana Colin
Prof. Dr. Daniel Hoffmann

Heinrich-Heine-Institute, Düsseldorf,
 6:30 PM

Commemorative event organized by the Heinrich-Heine-Institute, Düsseldorf with the support of the City for the Cultures of Peace and the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation. 

Lugano, Switzerland, 20 September 2009
Co-sponsorship of the public concert: “Cori della Custodia di Terra Santa: Musica dei Cristiani di Lingua Araba di Terra Santa.” Youth choir of the Custodia di Terra Santa, Jerusalem Music School directed by Hannia Soudah Sabbara (Israel); soprano Iris Douma; organ accompaniment P. Armando Pierucci, organist at Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (Israel); Orchestra da Camera di Locarno, orchestra director: M° Andreas Laake (Switzerland).

Event organized by the Istituto di Musica Magnificat (Jerusalem, Israel) and the Associazione Amici del Magnificat (AAM).

Event held in the Cathedral of Lugano, 5 PM. For more information see: http://www.magnificat.custodia.org/2Svizzera%20tourne%202009.html

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

CCP, Lugano, 16-17 December 2009
FORUM ON THE CULTURES OF PEACE
“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)

Media Coverage about the Forum and CCP-Activities in Lugano, Switzerland in 2009:
Articles in Corriere del Ticino
Article 1 (PDF)
Article 2 (PDF)
Article 3 (PDF)
Article 4 (PDF)

CCP, Lugano, January – June 2010
“DA CZERNOWITZ A LUGANO. Tre scrittrici: Ninon Hesse, Edith Silbermann e Rose Ausländer” /
“From Czernowitz to Lugano: Three Women Writers: Ninon Hesse, Edith Silbermann, and Rose Ausländer”

Documentary exhibition co-curated by Oliver Stümann and seminars held at the Institute in the ex Municipio of Breganzona.

CCP, Lugano, 15 January 2010
OPENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION “DA CZERNOWITZ A LUGANO / FROM CZERNOWITZ TO LUGANO”

in the presence of the artist
DIETLIND HORSTMANN-KÖPPER (Germany)
Presentation and Guided Tour of the Exhibition
by Curator OLIVER STÜMANN(Germany)
Ex Municipio of Breganzona, 15. 01. 2010, 6:00-8:00 PM.

CCP, Lugano, 15 March, 29 April, 26 May 2010
3 PUBLIC SEMINARS
PROFESSOR AMY-DIANA COLIN

President of the City for the Cultures of Peace

“THE LITERATURE OF THE BUKOWINA”

Series of three seminars held on the occasion of the exhibition “From Czernowitz to Lugano: Three Women Writers: Ninon Hesse, Edith Silbermann, and Rose Ausländer” held at the Institute in the ex Municipio of Breganzona.
13. 03. 2010, 5:00-7:00 PM
29. 04. 2010, 1:30-3:30 PM
26. 05. 2010, 5:00-6:00 PM

CCP, Lugano, 14 June 2010
PUBLIC LECTURE
PROFESSOR PATRICK IMBERT
,
Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche de l’Université d’Ottawa, Canada

“RÉFLEXION SUR LE MULTICULTURALISME AU CANADA ET EN AMÉRIQUE LATINE”
Lecture held at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, 6:00-7:30 PM.

CCP, Lugano, 15 June 2010
PUBLIC LECTURE
PROFESSOR PETER DEMETZ
,
Sterling Professor of German Comparative Literature Yale University, USA

“VEIT HARLANS DIE GOLDENE STADT (1942): EIN KAPITEL DEUTSCHER FILMGESCHICHTE”
Lecture held at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, 4:00-5:30 PM.

Geneva, UNITED NATIONS, 29 July 2010
Participation in the Summer School on Human Rights of the Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant

Presentations by Prof. Amy Diana Colin (Ph.D. Yale) and Stéphanie Dupuy Cereda (M. Sc. Com., MAS. Intercultural Comunication) at the session “Les codes éthiques des cultures et les valeurs communes” held on the occasion of the UNESCO “International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.”
Palace of United Nations, Geneva,
29. 07. 2010, 10:00 -12:30.

MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION
AFRICA IN ITS GLOBAL DYNAMICS
GENOCIDE AND SHOAH STUDIES

CCP, Lugano, 14 and 30 September 2010
IMAGINE PEACE!

14 September 2010
PRESS CONFERENCE with NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA
Other participants: Mayor Giorgio Giudici and Prof. Amy Colin
Press Conference open to the public, Municipio di Lugano (Town Hall), 5:00 PM

14 September and 29 September 2010
TWO MASTER CLASSES with NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA

14 September 2010: Master class organized by the CCP in the USI Auditorium, 2:00-3:30 PM
About 200 Highschool and University students participated in this first Master Class.

29 Septermber 2010: Master class organized by the CCP in the “Espace de la Paix,” 10;00 – 11:30 AM
480 High-School and University students participated in the second Master Class.

CCP, Lugano, 28 September 2010
IMAGINE PEACE!
with NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA

“CULTURAL PERVERSIONS: RELATIVISM AND ABSOLUTES”
PUBLIC LECTURE

Event held in the USI AUDITORIUM, 8:00-10:00 PM.

CCP, Lugano, September 2010 – December 2012
WOLE SOYINKA – A DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION

Exhibition curated by BANKOLE OLAYEBI (Nigeria) held at the Institute in the ex Municipio of Breganzona.


Program of Events with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in Lugano (PDF)

Media Coverage of Events with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in Lugano:
Articles in Corriere del Ticino
Article 1 (PDF)
Article 2 (PDF)
Article 3 on the Web-Site of RSI
Article 4 on the Web-Site of Ticino Libero

CCP, Lugano, September 2010 – June 2011
VISAGES DE LA PAIX

CREATIVE MINDS FOR PEACE

PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND POLITICAL
FIGURES FROM JOHN STEINBECK AND PABLO PICASSO TO DALAI LAMA.

Exhibition curated by John Dupuy, Galery Art on Paper…

CCP, Lugano, September 2010 – May 2013
ARTISTS FOR AMNESTY

Collection of art posters based on art works from the exhibition “Artists for Amnesty” held in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Minneapolis, Houston, Mexico City, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, London, Munich, Vienna, and Zurich in 1977, when AMNESTY received the Nobel Award.

Exhibition curated by John and Daniela Dupuy, Galery Art on Paper…

CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK

CCP, Lugano, 16 October 2010
CHILDREN DANCE FOR PEACE
with MARIA TOLIKA, Winner of numerous international dance awards, Germany

Dance Performance held in the Municipio di Paradiso (Town Hall), Sala Multiuso of Paradiso, 4:00-5:00 PM.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

University of Ottawa, Canada, 4 – 5 November 2010
TRANS-INTER-MULTI-CULTURALITÉ, TRANS-INTER-MULTI-DISCIPLINARITÉ ET AMÉRIQUES PLURIELLES / TRANS-INTER-MULTICULTURALITY, TRANS-INTER-MULTIDISCIPLINARITY AND PLURAL AMERICAS, international conference organized by Professor Patrick Imbert, Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa
 and Vice-President of the City for the Cultures of Peace
.

Program (PDF)

CCP, Lugano, 3 May 2011
PUBLIC SEMINAR
AHARON APPELFELD, ISRAEL AND MÉDICIS LAUREATE

“RELIGION AND PEACE”
Seminar held at the Institute ICSIM in the Ex Municipio of Breganzona, 03. 05. 2011, 7:30-9:00 PM.

GENOCIDE AND SHOAH STUDIES

CCP, Lugano, 4-5 May 2011
IMAGINE PEACE!
with ISRAEL AND MÉDICIS LAUREATE AHARON APPELFELD

REMEMBERING CHILDHOOD IN THE BUKOWINA 
An Introduction and Reading from his Works
Event held in the USI AUDITORIUM, Lugano, 8:00-9:30 PM.


Program of Events with Israel Laureate Aharon Appelfeld (PDF)

Media Coverage about the CCP-Event with Aharon Appelfeld:
“Immagina la Pace!” with Israel and Médicis Laureate Aharon Appelfeld at the FCM/ICSIM in Lugano.
Article in Giornale del Popolo (PDF)
RSI about Aharon Appelfeld

MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

CCP, Lugano, 4 June 2011
POETRY AND PEACE!
with MA DESCHENG
, China/France

Poetry Reading and Discussion with PHILIPPE TOPHOVEN, translator.
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 10:00-12:30 PM.

CCP, Lugano, 8 June 2011
POLITICS AND PEACE!
with MICHEL WIEVIORKA,
Director of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (since 2009), founder of the Collège d’Etudes Mondiale in Paris, founding editor of the sociological journal Le Monde des Debats, as well as the co-editor the Cahiers internationaux de sociologie.
Public seminar held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 6:00-7:30 PM.

“RÉFLEXIONS SUR LA VIOLENCE ET LE MAL”

CCP, Lugano, 4 July 2011
IMAGINE PEACE!

 with NOBEL LAUREATE HERTA MÜLLER

PRESS CONFERENCE with NOBEL LAUREATE HERTA MÜLLER
Other participants: Vice-Mayor Erasmo Pelli (on behalf of Mayor G. Giudici) and Professor Amy Colin
Press conference open to the public, Municipio di Lugano (Town Hall), 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

READING FROM HER NOVEL: DIE ATEMSCHAUKEL

CONVERSATION between
HERTA MÜLLER and AMY-DIANA COLIN

Event held in the Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, 8:00-9:30 PM.

Program of Events with Nobel Laureate Herta Müller (PDF)

Media Coverage about the CCP Event with Herta Müller:
“Imagine Peace!” with Nobel Laureate Herta Müller at the FCM/ICSIM in Lugano.
Article in the Corriere del Ticino (PDF)
Article in the Giornale del Popolo (PDF)
Article on RSI

COEXISTENCE STUDIES

CCP, Lugano, 14 November 2011
PEACE AND RELIGION!
with AZZOLINO CHIAPPINI,
Rector of the Faculty of Theology, Lugano

“LA TEOLOGIA DEI TRE MONOTEISMI: TERRENO DI SCONTRO O OCCASIONE DI DIALOGO?” / “The Theology of Monotheist Religions: A Field of Disputes or a Chance for Dialogue?”

Public Lecture and Seminar.
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 8:00-9:30 PM.
Program (PDF)

CCP, Lugano, 1 February 2012
PEACE AND RELIGION!
with MARKUS KRIENKE
, Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Social Doctrine of the Church

“DALLA DISINTEGRAZIONE ALL’INTEGRAZIONE. IL CAMBIAMENTO DELLA CONSIDERAZIONE SOCIALE DEL CRISTIANESIMO NEGLI ULTIMI CINQUE SECOLI” / “From Deisintegration to Integration: The Change in Social Thinking in Christianity in the Last Centuries”

Public Lecture and Seminar.
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 8:00-9:30 PM.
Program (PDF)

COEXISTENCE STUDIES
MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

CCP, Lugano, 20-22-24 February 2012
THREE PUBLIC LECTURES ON PEACE
with ALAIN GOLDSCHLÄGER
, Professor of French Literature, Western University, Ontario, Canada

“UNIVERSAL CONSPIRACY THEORIES: OBSTACLES TO PEACE?”
20.02. 2014

“THE MEMORY OF GENOCIDES AND PEACE”
22. 02. 2014

“TESTIMONIES OF THE SHOAH: REFLECTIONS”
24. 02. 2014

All lectures held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 8:00-9:30 PM.
PROGRAM OF THE PUBLIC LECTURES (PDF)

COEXISTENCE STUDIES

CCP, Lugano, 10 March-2 June 2012
“MOTIONS AND EMOTIONS”
with IRENE FRÖHLICH-WIENER,
sculptress

Art Exhibition

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION
in the presence of Irene Fröhlich. Introduction by Sussy Errera, writer and journalist.
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 3:00-5:00 PM.
Program (PDF)

CCP, Lugano, 19 April 2012
PEACE AND RELIGION!
with ADRIANO FABRIS
, Professor at Pisa University and the Faculty of Theology, Lugano

“LA SCELTA DEL DIALOGO” / “The Choice of Dialogue”

PUBLIC LECTURE
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 9:00-9:30 PM.
Program (PDF)

Lugano, 24 May 2012

Co-sponsorship of a public event with NAVA SEMMEL, author, journalist, and Vice-President of the “Commissione Esteri della Camera italina” and H. E. Shalom Cohen, Israeli Ambassador to Switzerland on the occasion of the Israel Day in the Ticino organized by the ASSOCIAZIONE SVIZZERA ISRAELE, Sezione Ticino.

Palazzo dei Condressi, opening at 7 PM.

CCP, Lugano, 2 June 2012
ART, MUSIC AND POETRY FOR PEACE
with
THEA DE BENEDETTI, poet
SUSSY ERRERA, journalist
IRENE FRÖHLICH-WIENER, sculptress
JOSEF FRÖHLICH, violinist

Poetry Recitals and Artistic Happening
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 4:00-6:30 PM.
Program (PDF)

MARGINALIZATION AND EXCLUSION

CCP, Lugano, 20 November 2012
POLITICS AND PEACE!
with
ELKE LEONHARD, Honorary President of the German Parliamentary Society
and
MANUELE BERTOLI, State Councillor of the Canton Ticino on Education, Culture and Sport

Conference on the Federal Republic of Germany and its relationship with Europe, in particular with Switzerland

Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 5:00-6:30 PM.
Program (PDF)

CCP, Lugano, 22 November 2012
POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY, AND PEACE!
with
TOM ROCKMORE

McAnulty College Distinguished Professor, Duquesne University / presso l’Università Duquesne (USA)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Peking University / presso l’Università di Pechino (Cina)

MODERN POLITICAL THEORIES AND GERMAN IDEALIST PHILOSOPHY

Public Lecture and Seminar
Event held in the Institute ICSIM and the FCP, Ex-Municipio of Breganzona, 8:00-9:30 PM.
Program (PDF)

Media Coverage about CCP-Activities in Lugano:
RSI: Il Ponte, “LE PUNTATE DELLA STAGIONE 2011-2012,” 14. 04. 2012, Video 10/39, Minutes: 6’40” – 11’48: Documentary Film about the City for the Cultures of Peace in Lugano.

CULTURAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2013-2017

Table of Contents

I.     CCP Lecture and Seminar Series
II.    Events
III.   International Congresses
IV.   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.

Guest researchers 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. Dr. Leonhard and her team continued her work on this project in Berlin and Paris. 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 previous sections of this “Overview,”

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), and Prof. Patrick Imbert, Distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada) gave 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:

      • Ruth Levin, singer (Jerusalem, Israel) and Alexei Belousov, musician (Tel Aviv, Israel), recital held at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, 14 September 2014, see:

Event with Ruth Levin and Alexei Belousov.pdf

– 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.

For upcoming events, 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 …

More…

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III. 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. 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. DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITIONS at the CCP:

  • WOLE SOYINKA DOCUMENTARY, 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

More…

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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

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In addition to taking an active part in these events, the Honorary Members of the City for the Cultures of Peace participated in numerous other academic activities held in many different countries.