Programme


Programme

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Monday, May 22                                 

Debating Circle  #FeedYourBrainNow  

11:30am-1:30pm

'Can Culture transform a society' moderated by Thorunn Egilsdottir (Tageblatt) 

 

Tuesday, May 23

Pre-conference day           

4:00-5:00pm

Presentation  University of Luxembourg by the International Relations Department           

6:30-10:00pm

Cocktail & Dinner hosted by Miami University Dolibois European Center MUDEC - Differdange in presence of Miami University President Gregory Crawford    (on invitation)             

Wednesday, May 24

What is the role of culture in negotiating problems facing humanity?

 

 

8:00-9:00am

Registration & Coffee / tea

8:00am-5:00pm

 9:00am

Official Opening

  • François Carbon, TAD’17 Chair
  • Prof. Dr. Tonie van Dam, Vice-President for International Relations of the University of Luxembourg
  • Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education and Culture, European Commission
  • Charles Goerens, MEP, European Parliament
  • Alison Shorter-Lawrence, Chargé d’Affaires US Embassy
  • Guy Arendt, State Secretary of Culture
  • ‘Tuning in’ & Music Interlude by Karen Humle

9:30-10:30am

Plenary Keynote session

  • Anne Brasseur, Past-President and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • H.E. Ambassador Urs Hammer, Switzerland
  • H.E. Ambassador John Marshall, United Kingdom
  • H.E. Ambassador Gregor Schusterschitz, Austria
  • H.E. Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis, Lithuania

Moderated by Dr. Michael Coomes, Professor emeritus Bowling Green State University

10:45am-12:15pm

Parallel Panel Sessions 1

 

 

 

CD = Information, Communication, Dialogue

1.  Dr. Adelheid Hu, Professor in Plurilingual education, Multilingual & Intercultural communication, University of Luxembourg - 'Multlilingualism and Intercultural Dialogue'

2.  Jitka Pánek Jurková, PhD, Charles University in Prague - 'Domestic dimension of a divided society’s cultural diplomacy'

 

CD = Diversity, Human Rights

3.  Maxime Jaffre, PhD & Elena Raevskikh, PhD, Centre Norbert Elias - French National Center for Scientific Research, Marseille, France - 'The European Capitals of Culture Program as a Tool of Cultural Diplomacy: a comparative survey in France, Sweden, Poland and Italy'                                                             

 

CD = Education

4.  Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education and Culture, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium - 'Erasmus+ and culture'

5.  Dr. Gabriele Budach, Associate professor for Diversity, Learning and Teacher education, Dr. Ingrid de Saint-Georges, Associate professor in educational Science and Dany Weyer, Raluca Caranfil, Paula Szpinda, Zuzanna Silonova, students from the Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural contexts, University of Luxembourg as well as Inessa Babkovic, Judith Bürger, Jil Schmidt, students from the Master in Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier - 'Creating bonds through artistic creation'

6.  Dr. Judy Rogers, Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, Ohio; DrDennis Gregory, Associate Professor, Higher Education, Old Dominion University, Virginia; Dr. Brian Kurisky, Director of Academic Initiatives, Center for High Impact Practices, Old Dominion University, Virginia; Tricia Sherrard, Master’s student, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, Ohio - 'Infusing Cultural Diversity and Global Intercultural Dialogue into the Study of Tertiary/Higher Education.'

 

CD = Conservation of heritage

7.  Lynn De Clercq, Flanders Heritage Agency, Brussels; Jorijn Neyrinck, tapis plein NGO - Platform for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Flanders Brugge; Prof. Dr. Wim Coudenys, KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Antwerp, Belgium - 'Connecting communities through Heritage’

& Simone Beck, President of the Luxembourg Commission for UNESCO - ‘The Forbidden Image: Cultural Heritage and Human Rights’

CD = Sustainable development

8.  Dr. Elke Murdock,Research Associate Unit INSIDE, University of Luxembourg - 'Multicultural Diplomacy'

9.  Liesbeth Spanjers, Mieke van Ingelghem,Coordinator & Students of the IEC (International Educating Class), UC Leuven-Limburg - 'Building a culture of Dialogue and Peace'

 

 

10:45am-4:15pm

Symposium - European Cultural Parliament (ECP)  'The Growing Role for European Art and Artists in Cultural Diplomacy and the Development of Trans-Atlantic Cultural Bonds' (on invitation)

Welcoming address by François Carbon, TAD’17 Chair

Welcoming address by Vera Spautz, Mayor of the town of Esch-sur-Alzette

Symposium Chair: Ambassador Karl-Erik Norrman, Secretary General ECP

Moderated by Dr.  Lyudmila Nurse, Director Oxford XXI think tank UK, Member of the European Cultural Parliament.

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12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30-3:00pm

Parallel Creative Ateliers 1

 

 

 

CD = Information, Communication, Dialogue

1.  Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci I , Communication Design, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany & Nathalie Schmidt, Theater Therapist - 'Body Language Atelier „Movement, emotion, imagination = communication'

 

CD = Education

2.  Angel Alfaro, Dea Rakovac, Nina Roob & Martin Haberstroh - GrAFiTi a.s.b.l. - Student Theater Greater Region 'Instant Theater' - is as well a method of improvisation theater as a tool to unleash collective and cooperative creativity.

 

CD = Conservation of heritage

3.  Egberdien van der Torre , Visual artist, résidential artist Lasauvage Luxembourg - 'Industrial Heritage in Belval ... basics about video filming on location'

4.  Dr. Dennis C. Roberts, PhD, Independent Consultant - New Dimensions in Education, Illinois, US - 'Curiosity and creativity … sources of cultural understanding'

CD = Sustainable development

5.  Anne Miranda Welter, Dance & Art Therapy I, Movement based Expressive Arts 'Your Personal Sustainable Development and Daily Energy Management'

 

 

3:15-4:15pm

Round table Discussions 1

Individuals or a group of authors have an assigned table during a session to review and discuss the ideas, frameworks and perspectives underlying their work with interested delegates who gather at the table.

Brandon Cash, Master of Science Student, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA - 'Sexual Assault on University Campuses: A Culture of Hegemonic Masculinity'

Natalie Cruz, University College Instructor, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates - 'The Impact of International Education Initiatives on Cultural Diplomacy Development'

MyTresa Taylor, Chatrice Barnes and Scarlet Davis, Master of Science Students, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA - 'Speaking Across Nations: Using Storytelling to Cultivate Cultural Diplomacy'

Tricia Sherrard, Master of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA - 'Decolonizing International Education by Confronting our Historical Context'

Daniel M. Pattarini, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Luxembourg - 'Governments and Cultural Diplomacy: Soft Power, Transformative Results'

 

 

3:00-4:00pm

TAD’ Press’talk’ by UL Communication Department & MediaLab

 

 

5:00-6:00pm

Visit  Industrial Heritage ‘Haut Fourneaux’ by Le Fonds Belval

 

 

6:00-8:00pm

Dinner by your own arrangements

 8:00pm

TAD ‘Music Sensations’ - Concert

Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Tonie van Dam, Vice-President for International Relations of the University of Luxembourg

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Thursday May 25

How can universities harness the potential of cultural diplomacy to transform societies?

 

 

8:00-8:45am

Tibetan Meditation by Lama Jigmé Namgyal, Tibet

8:00am-4:00pm

9:00-10:00am

Plenary round table

  • Prof. Dr. Gregory P. Crawford, President Miami Unversity, Ohio, United States
  • Achim Meyer Auf der Heyde, Vice-President European Council for Student Affairs (ECStA), President International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS)
  • Prof. Dr. Luciano Saso, President University Network of the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), Brussels, Belgium
  • Prof Dr. Rolf Tarrach, President European University Association (EUA), Brussels, Belgium                                   

Moderated by Dr. Wim Coudenys, KU Leuven

 

 

10:00-10:30am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:45am-12:15pm

Parallel Panel Sessions 2

 

CD = Information, Communication, Dialogue

1.  Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Former Minister of Culture, Former Member of the European Parliament, Pianist - 'Music in European History' & James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies & Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, Bard College New York - 'Jazz Diplomacy and Cultural Dialogue'

2. Dr. Michele Welkener, University of Dayton, Ohio - 'Defining Creativity and Creative Identity: Maximizing Opportunities for Cultural Diplomacy'

 

CD = Diversity, Human Rights 

3.  Dr. Zduy Chu & Ashley Brown, Georgia State University - 'Where They Really Are: A Curricular Approach to Cultural Competency'

4.  Dr. Harvey Charles, University at Albany New York &  Hanneke Teekens, Association of International Educators (NAFSA) - 'From Immigration to Integration: Exploring the Possibilities for Higher Education’s Response to the Migration Crisis'

5.  Dr. Christel Baltes-Löhr, Associate Professor Education, Gender, Identities, Performance, Migration, University of Luxembourg - 'What we are speaking about, when we are speaking about gender? Gender as a continuum.'

 

CD = Education

6. Dr. Justin Powell, Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Luxembourg - 'How the Universal Design University Fosters Inclusion in Societies'

& Dr. Miki Sugimura, Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University, Japan - 'International Higher Education Policy as Cultural Diplomacy in Asia'

7.  Dr. Pamela Havice & Dr.Tony Cawthon, Clemson University, South Carolina - 'Using Graduate Education to Forward Cultural Diplomacy in Transforming Society'

 

CD = Sustainable development

8.  Prof. Dr. Kerstin Heuwinkel, University of Applied Sciences htw saar - 'Cultural Diplomacy & Tourism'

9.  Julia Pruy, Teacher, Research group Lycée Ermesinde, Luxembourg & Renelde Liegeois, Clown & Artistic Director Compagnie Doctors Zinzins - 'Connected: Using contemplation and artistic expression to explore our common humanity'

 

 

10:45am-12:15pm

Constitutional meeting - MOVING.LAB - European Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Education and Culture by Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci,Founder of the Cross-Border Network of History and Arts (on invitation)

Welcoming address by François Carbon, TAD’17 Chair

Welcoming address by Vera Spautz, Mayor of Esch-sur Alzette

12:15-1:15pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30-3:30pm

Parallel Creative Ateliers 2

 

 

CD = Information, Communication, Dialogue

1.  Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci II , Communication Design, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany & Nathalie Schmidt, Theater Therapist - 'Body Language Atelier „Movement, emotion, imagination = communication'

CD = Diversity, Human Rights

2.  Karen Humle, violinist and educationalist, Denmark - 'Musical Portraits - new light through musical reflection'

CD = Diversity, Human Rights

3.  Venu Dhupa, Visiting Professor, University of Nottingham, Trent (UK) - 'Exploring Differing Attitudes to Cultural Diversity - Tolerating or Celebrating 'the Other?'

CD = Education

4.  Angel Alfaro, Dea Rakovac, Nina Roob & Martin Haberstroh - GrAFiTi a.s.b.l. - Student Theater Greater Region 'Instant Theater' - is as well a method of improvisation theater as a tool to unleash collective and cooperative creativity.

CD = Sustainable development

5. Anne Miranda Welter, Dance & Art Therapy II, Luxembourg - ‘Planetary Dance’

&

Erica Mott, Choreographer, sculptural object designer and cultural organizer who, utilizes body based sculptural forms (mask/costume/object), transforms discarded materials and disregarded spaces’, Chicago

 

 

... from 6:00pm - ...

Popular-Open Air-Festival & Barbecue - Brill Square, Esch-Alzette

Welcoming address by Vera Spautz, Mayor of the town of Esch-sur-Alzette

Welcoming address by Prof. Dr. Romain Martin, Vice-president for academic affairs of the University of Luxembourg

  • UniJam University of Luxembourg, coordinated by  Jasmin Sinha
  • Miami Man’s Glee Club, Miami University, Ohio conducted by  Jeremy D. Jones, DMA, Assistant Professor of Music
  • Wise Guys Brass Ensemble, University College Virginia at Wise conducted by  Richard D. Galyean, Director of Bands and Music Education
  • BlueGrass BandUniversity College Virginia at Wise conducted by Chris Rose, Director

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Friday May 26

How can we interpret cultural diplomacy and act upon it?

 

 

8:00-8:45am

Tibetan Meditation by Lama Jigmé Namgyal, Tibet

8:00am-12:00pm

 

                                                                       

9:00-9:15am

Welcoming address: Mars di Bartolomeo, President Luxembourg Parliament

 

 

9:15-10:15am

Plenary roundtable session

'The Role for Art and Artists in Cultural Diplomacy and the Development of Trans-Atlantic Cultural Bonds between Europe and USA'

ECP members

  • Prof. Joe Friggieri, PhD,Dr.Phil., University of Malta
  • Dr. Lyudmila Nurse, Director Oxford XXI think tank UK
  • Jānis Garančs, Interactive multimedia installations & immersive audio‐visual performance, Latvia

& Guests

  • Prof. Dr. Flora Carrijn, Provost KU Leuven & UNeECC President
  • James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies & Director Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, Bard College, New York

Moderated by Ambassador Karl-Erik Norrman, Secretary General ECP

 

 

10:30-11:45am

Parallel Panel Sessions 3

 

 

 

CD = Information, Communication, Dialogue 

1.  Mars di Bartolomeo, President Luxembourg Parliament - 'Parliamentary Diplomacy - Interpretation and action'

2.  Ambassador Carlo Krieger, Director Department for Consular and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg - 'Cultural Action in Foreign Relations'

 

CD = Diversity, Human Rights

3.  François Biltgen, Judge European Court of Justice and Former Minister of Higher Education -'‘The Role of the European Court of Justice in Protecting the Human Rights’

4.  Dr. Elizabeth Lape, Old Dominion University, Virginia - 'How can the military  support UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace & Security?'

5.  Dr. Neringa Klumbyte, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Miami University Ohio and Lithuanian Social Research Center - 'Justice as Unfairness: Historical Justice and Human Rights in Lithuania’s (Soviet) Genocide Cases'

 

CD = Education

6.  Bianca Zamora, Rachael Lange, Miami University, Ohio - 'Storytelling as Art-based Social Justice Praxis'

7.  International Panel on the Art of Cultural Diplomacy:Tasha N. Coppett, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, Derek K. Pinillos Matsuda,PhD, Sophia University, Japan , Koku G. Nonoa, PhD, University of Innsbruck, Austria, ... - Cultural Diplomacy in and outside academia ‘Students as global citizens’ Coordinated by Ashley L. Brown, Georgia State University, US and Dany Weyer, PhD, University of Luxembourg

 

CD = Conservation of heritage

8.  Dr. Chika Robertson, Director of The Music Mind Spirit Trust, Professor of Violin, JRAM, London, UK - Creative atelier: 'Fostering Global Connectivity creatively, collaboratively and harmoniously: Young Artist Musical Ambassadors' (YAMA)

 

CD = Sustainable development

9. Dr. Birgit Schreiber, (PhD) Senior Director Student Affairs & Students, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa - 'Recognizing difference and minimizing otherness - Higher Education response to diversity in South Africa'

10.  Prof. emeritus Dr. Jean-Paul Lehners, UNESCO Human Rights Chair, University of Luxembourg & 1st Vice President of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance - 'Human Rights and integral Human Development' & Gonzalo Miguel Vélez Pérez, Member of the Municipal Council for Culture in Puebla, Mexico - The role of Mexican cultural diplomacy and the challenges we face towards a new world order'

 

 

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00-2:00pm

Round table Discussions 2

Individuals or a group of authors have an assigned table during a session to review and discuss the ideas, frameworks and perspectives underlying their work with interested delegates who gather at the table.

Emalie Chandras, Master of Arts Candidate, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - 'Student Conduct as an Avenue for Sustainable Character Development'

Dr. Thierry Leterre, Dean of the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center in Luxembourg - 'From Diplomatic Culture to Cultural Diplomacy: Cultural Diplomacy as a Diplomatic Tool'

Sarah Lambert, Master of Science Student, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA - 'Utilizing Counter storytelling and History Education as Anti-Racist Praxis'

Dr. Edward G. Whipple, Vice President for Campus Life, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, USA - 'Supporting Cultural Diplomacy through Co-CurricularPrograms'

Dr. Maureen E. Wilson, Professor and Chair, Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - Models for Applying Scholarship to Practice

 

 

2:15-2:45pm

Closing remarks

 

 

4:30-5:30pm

Reception ‘Creating Linkages U.S.A. – Luxembourg’ @ U.S. Embassy for U.S. University personnel and the Luxembourg Education Community (… on invitation) hosted by Alison Shorter-Lawrence, Chargé d’Affaires US Embassy

  • Bus will depart from Belval at 4pm
  • Bus will then depart from the Embassy at 5:45pm to take participants to the Neumünster Abbey for the Cultural Closing Dinner for the 6pm start time

5:00pm

Busses from Belval to Luxembourg

 

 

6:00pm

Cultural Closing Dinner Neumünster Abbey

Welcome address by ...

  • DanceCluster,University of Luxembourg, coordinated by Caroline Kaufhold & Annika Lutz
  • UniJam,University of Luxembourg, coordinated by  Jasmin Sinha
  • Wise Guys Brass Ensemble, University College Virginia at Wise conducted by  Richard D. Galyean, Director of Bands and Music Education
  • BlueGrass BandUniversity College Virginia at Wise conducted by Chris Rose, Director

11:00pm

Busses from Luxembourg to Belval

Saturday, May 27

Discovery 'Tour du Luxembourg' - One day bus trip

 

 

9:00am-8:00pm

  • 9:00am Busses from Belval to Luxembourg
  • 10:00am Luxembourg hosted by … & Guided City Walk (LCTO)
  • 12:30-3:00pm Vianden hosted by Marc Schaefer, Mayor - Visit castle & Vin d’Honneur
  • 4:00-5:00pm Echternach hosted by Yves Wengler, Mayor - Visit Basilica St. Willibrord & Dënzelt
  • 6:00-7:00pm Schengen… hosted by Ben Homan, Mayor - Visit Europe Museum & Monument & Vin d’Honneur