2008

The City for the Cultures of Peace in Lugano

Following an official invitation from and a long-term agreement with the City Council of Lugano, the City for the Cultures of Peace established its premises in a section of the former Town Hall of Breganzona, today a new district of Lugano. In 2009, the City Council had this ex Municipio renovated. After the completion of the restoration work in the fall of 2009, the members of the City for the Cultures of Peace inaugurated their Lugano activities with a Forum on the Cultures of Peace “Coexistence and Exclusion in Multicultural Societies” held in December 2009. Keynote speakers included: Ambassador Carla Del Ponte and Professors Peter Demetz (Yale), Michael Finkenthal (The Johns Hopkins University), as well as Patrick Imbert (University of Ottawa). For more information, see Article about the start of activities in Lugano (PDF) and articles about events in 2009.

For more information about subsequent activities of the City for the Cultures of Peace in Lugano, see:

Article about the City for the Cultures of Peace on the Web-Site of the City of Lugano