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When: May 25th – 28th 2020

Where: University of Luxembourg – Campus Belval – Esch-sur-Alzette

 

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‘The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet.

Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests,

whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.’

Dalai Lama

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Introduction:

The Transatlantic Dialogue conference series on global citizens, held in Luxembourg since 2008, explores the significance of culture and liberal education for fostering global citizenship from both US and European perspectives.
‘In the 2014 edition of Transatlantic Dialogue Dr. Elizabeth Minnich, Senior Scholar for the Association of American Colleges and Universities, assessed the contribution of culture to our development as social beings on a global scale. She noted how contexts into which we are born may be both endowed with meaning, as well as deciphered, through our practice of culture.
Furthermore, the ‘more astute awareness we achieve concerning our own and others’ cultures, the more sophisticated we can be as thinkers and actors on a world stage.’ Therefore, our engagement with diverse forms of cultural expression may enable us to relate to different codes of humanity with confidence, sympathy and growing curiosity towards each other.’
Have a look at the TAD’2008-2017 teaser produced by the MEDIACentre of the University of Luxembourg.
Looking forward to welcoming you at the 5th Anniversary Edition  …
Culturally yours,
François Carbon
TAD’20 Chair
© Jean-Louis Carbon