When: May 25th– 28th 2021
Where: University of Luxembourg – Campus Belval – Esch-sur-Alzette


Under the high patronage of their Royal Highnesses the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess
Under the patronage of the European Parliament



Dear colleagues and friends,

We are proud to announce that TAD ‘Re-imagining the Tower of Babel’ will be back next year, this time in an even larger setting, together with the Compassionate Leadership Summit for Climate and Peace ‘Changing Perspectives and the Luxembourg Peace Prize.

The 2021 event aims to connect the energy of the youth with the wisdom of compassionate leadership in order to rebuild our global community on principles of planetary health and human care. Imagine what is possible when we bring compassionate leaders together. To create sustainable solutions and rebuild our global community in harmony with nature and peace.

Please feel welcome and join us at the University of Luxembourg to build the ‘new’ normal.

On behalf of the European Summit for Climate & Peace board,

Dipl. Ped. François Carbon,

Vice-President of the EUPCL



‘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.’

His Holiness the Dalai Lama



‘Allow me to express how much the European Parliament appreciates your initiative, which aims to bring together academics and students from prominent universities to reflect on the complexities of human communication and find new ways to develop skills. Good communication is key when it comes to positive social interaction. At the same time, communication can also be a source of conflict and misunderstanding. Today more than ever, there is huge demand to improve communication in order to find problems to major global Cultures with different values, customs, points of view and economic systems need to agree and cooperate because our future is at stake. Initiatives like yours that aim to explore patterns of communication and the way they shape, hinder and enable more meaningful relationships are essential to achieving this.’

David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament



‘At the University of Luxembourg, one of our goals is to make our students world citizens. Culture is a great way to open the world to them. Culture makes us alive, resilient and human. With excellence and diversity, it is a founding value of our University. I warmly welcome our guests from around the globe to an inspiring Transatlantic Dialogue 2021.’

Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg


Have a look at the TAD’2008-2017 teaser produced by the MEDIACentre of the University of Luxembourg.
© Jean-Louis Carbon

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