Dear colleagues and friends,

 

Due the impact of the Coronavirus crisis we unfortunately had to cancel the 5th Anniversary edition of the Transatlantic Dialogue Re-imagining the Tower of Babel – Languages, Cultures, Cultural Diplomacy & World Peace in 2020, which was planned to be a celebration of compassionate leadership and friendship. Also we will not be able to meet physically in 2021 as the actual situation isn’t very much promising. Therefore the TAD initiators are going to publish a book documenting the achievements of TAD hitherto… bringing together short essays and reflections on the content of the conferences, as well as testimonials from participants in the 4 resp. ‘5’ previous editions of the Transatlantic Dialogue project. However some hybrid/ virtual events will be organized. Please cf the preliminary programme draft below.

 

Dipl. Ped. François Carbon,

TAD Chair

Vice-President of the EUPCL

 

 

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Event schedule (draft)

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

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  • Exhibition Hope never Fear A Personal Portrait of the Obamas

In this exhibition, award-winning photographer Callie Shell’s pictures of the Obama family are on display for the first time in Luxembourg.

Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the guiding principles that defined their time in the White House. While documenting the journey from the Obama’s family home in Chicago to the most powerful house in the United States, Shell and the Obamas became friends, swapping stories about their families and sharing tips for coping with life on the road.

The exhibition will be combined with a series of lectures.

Cooperation:

AmerikaHaus, Deutsch Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarland (DAI), EUPCL, US Embassy Luxembourg, Kritzel Fabrik Jacques Schneider t.b.c., Le Fonds Belval

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  • When: Wednesday, May 12th– Friday, June 11th, 2021 / 10:00am -6:00pm
  • Where: University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Maison du Savoir – Ground floor

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  • Inauguration Peace Pole dedicated to the Transatlantic Dialogue project

The May Peace Prevail On Earth International Society, is honored to donate a peace pole to the University of Luxembourg, especially as Peace is one of the main topics of the Transatlantic Dialogue Luxembourg project. Peace Poles are a silent reminder for peace and have been planted in 185 countries.

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  • When: May 26th 2021 / 3:00pm
  • Where: University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Place de l’Université

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  • TAD 2008 – … Liber Memorialis presentation

The TAD initiators are going to publish a book documenting the achievements of TAD hitherto… bringing together short reflections on the content of the conferences, as well as testimonials from participants in the 4 resp. ‘5’ previous editions of the Transatlantic Dialogue project.

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  • When: Wednesday, May 26th 2021 / 4:00pm
  • Where: University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Maison du Savoir – …

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  • Luxembourg Peace Prize Webinar_EUPCL Webinar

Each year, since 2012, the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace Forum award the Luxembourg Peace Prize, an award that honors the outstanding in the field of peace. The categories of the Luxembourg Peace Prize and their celebration amplify the aims and goals of the World Peace Forum.

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  • When: Friday, May 28th 2021 / 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Maison du Savoir – Audimax

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EUPCL wants to stimulate sustainable engagement for collective action by connecting the energy of the youth with the wisdom of visionary leaders who have demonstrated compassionate leadership.

Compassionate Leadership in an Age of Interconnectedness

Dialogues between Nobel Peace Laureates, Business/Public Leaders and Youth

 

General objective of Webinars: Demonstrate embodied examples of purpose-based and compassionate leadership, tackling the world’s serious humanitarian, societal and environmental challenges, in order to give a peaceful and sustainable future for generations to come.

Cooperation: EUPCL, RSM Erasmus University, Peace Jam, University of Luxemburg, Garrison Institute, Miami University

Theme System view:  The supply chain of gratitude

The global economy is highly connected, yet also highly unfair and unsustainable. There are many “externalities”, both human (low wages, human rights violations etc) and environmental (carbon, pollution, loss of biodiversity, loss of health etc) that don’t show up in the price of the product. The modern consumer does not know the true cost of what he consumes. Let alone does he know who he should be grateful for, all those who made the product possible.

How can we “internalize” these externalities? How can we shed light on invisible web of connections between various population groups in the world, North and South, the have’s and the have-not’s, that lies behind the glossy end-product on the shelf? How can we make interconnectedness visible?  How can we create value for the entire value chain and reward all stakeholders?

3:00-4:00pm: dialogue Kailash Satyarthi, Alan Jope, CEO Unilever, (and/or Volkert Engelsman, CEO Eosta), Youth representative, Senior leader of EU

4:00-4:45pm: dialogue with panel – what does this mean for leadership (leaders to be determined)

5:00-6:00pm – break out: what does this mean for youth? HR Leaders from business, govt and civil society to engage with youth

 

Background speakers:

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian social reformer who campaigned against child labour in India and advocated the universal right to education. In 2014, he was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Malala Yousafzai, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” He is the founder of multiple social activist organizations, including Bachpan Bachao AndolanGlobal March Against Child LabourGlobal Campaign for Education and Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

Kailash Satyarthi and his team at Bachpan Bachao Andolan have liberated more than 90,000[4] children in India from child labour, slavery and trafficking. In 1998, Satyarthi conceived and led the Global March against Child Labour,[5] an 80,000 km (ca. 49,710 mi)-long march across 103 countries to put forth a global demand against worst forms of child labour. This became one of the largest social movements ever on behalf of exploited children. The demands of the marchers, which included children and youth (particularly the survivors of trafficking for forced labour, exploitation, sexual abuse, illegal organ transplants, armed conflict, etc.) were reflected in the draft of the ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. The following year, the Convention was unanimously adopted at the ILO Conference in Geneva.

He has served on the board and committee of several international organisations including the Center for Victims of Torture (USA), the International Labor Rights Fund (USA), and the Cocoa Initiative. Satyarthi was among Fortune magazine’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” in 2015[6] and featured in LinkedIn‘s Power Profiles List in 2017 and 2018.[7] Satyarthi led a nationwide march, Bharat Yatra,[8] in India covering 19,000 km (12,000 mi) in 35 days, to demand for legislation against child rape, child sexual abuse and trafficking.

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  • When: Friday, May 28th 2021 / 4:00pm
  • Where: University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Maison du Savoir – …
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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