Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 21 

Optional Sessions for Early Arrivals

Location: Visitor Center, Bernauer Straße 119, 13355 Berlin

18:00   Walking Tour: Berlin Wall Memorial

Thursday, June 22 

Optional Sessions for Early Arrivals

Location: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Zeughaus and Exhibition Hall, Unter den Linden 2, 10117

12:00 – 13:30   Museum Tour: Weimar Republic Until the Departure of the Allies in 1994

Plenary Sessions at Pfefferberg

Location: Pfefferberg Theater (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin)

16:30 - 17:15   Conference registration

17:15 - 17:20   Film Screening 

  • Andrew Benincasa (Artist, Paper-Cut Art and Handmade Animation)

17:20 - 17:50   Opening Remarks: The Importance of History 

  • Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

17:50 – 17:55   Action Project Video Presentation: "Last Days in Dilley"

  • Project by Aseem Mehta (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

17:55 – 18:55   Keynote: Transatlantic Relations: New Realities, New Tensions

  • Dr. Klaus Scharioth (Former German Ambassador to the United States) 

18:55 – 19:00   Action Project Video Presentation: "Space, Memory and Encounters"

  • Project by Łukasz Posłuszny, Marissa Sophia Schneiderman and Michelle Shofet (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

19:00 – 20:00   Keynote: The 'Illiberal Governance' Model in Hungary

  • Prof. John Shattuck (Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, The Fletcher School at Tufts University; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy) 

Dinners 

20:30   Conference Dinners

  • Senior Fellow Reunion Dinner (Restaurant 12 – Apostel, Georgenstr. 2, 10117 Berlin)
  • 2017 Fellow Dinner (Restaurant 12 – Apostel, Georgenstr. 2, 10117 Berlin)
  • Board Member and Guests Dinner (Restaurant Poulette – Knaackstraße 30, 10405 Berlin)

 

 FRIDAY, JUNE 23 

Plenary Sessions

Location: Pfefferberg Theater (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin)

8:30 – 9:00   Conference registration 

9:00 – 9:15   Welcome on Behalf of the German Senior Fellows Network 

  • Narku Laing (Humanity in Action Germany Board Member and Senior Fellow) 
  • Linnea Riensberg (Humanity in Action Germany Board Member and Senior Fellow) 

9:15 – 9:30   Introduction to the day & Bertelsmann Foundation Video 

  • Irene Braam (Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation) 

9:30 – 10:30   Keynote: Trump and the End of the American Century 

  • Martin S. Kaplan (Humanity in Action Board Member) 

10:30 – 10:35   Action Project Video Presentation: "The Ghoul Exhibition" 

  • Project by Hector Pascual Alvarez (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

10:35 – 11:50   Keynote: The Challenge of Trumpism 

  • Andrea Young (American Civil Liberties Union, Georgia, US) 

11:50 – 12:15   Break

12:15 – 13:15   Keynote: Is it Time to Bury the Dream? The Old Demons: Violence, Intolerance and Oppression Return to Haunt Europe

  • Konstanty Gebert (International Columnist, Gazeta Wyborcza

13:15 – 15:00   Lunch 

15:00 – 15:05   Action Project Video Presentation: "Hate Speech"

  • Project by Grazyna Baranowska (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

15:05 – 16:30   Panel Discussion: Populism, Nationalism and Right-Wing Movements: The Case of Germany

  • Dr. Nivedita Prasad (Professor, Alice-Salomon-University)
  • Wenzel Michalski (Director, Human Rights Watch Germany)
  • Sophie Pornschlegel (Project Manager, Progressives Zentrum)
  • Moderator: Henry Alt-Haaker (Humanity in Action Germany Board Member; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16:30 – 16:45   Break and venue change for breakout sessions and site visits  

The evening program will be conducted in small groups – breakout sessions and workshops as well as site visits – to explore topics of one’s interest in further depth. They run simultaneously and are listed by location.

Breakout Sessions 

Location: Pfefferwerk (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin)

16:45 – 18:45    MY 100 Day Plans - A Civic Action Campaign to Take an Action-a-Day for 100 Days to Directly Counteract Trump's First 100 Days | Room: Balkonraum

  • Michael Kunichika (Associate Professor of Russian, Amherst College and Visiting Assistant Professor, Harvard University; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16:45 – 18:45    Islamist Extremism: Where Does Religion Fit Into The Picture? | Room: Schwarzer Pfeffer

  • Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai (PhD Candidate, Postcolonial Studies, University Duisburg-Essen; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

16:45 – 18:45    Moving Beyond #refugeeswelcome to Movements, Infrastructure and Political Actions: Challenges and Ways Forward | Room: Weißer Pfeffer

  • Thomas Huddleston (Programme Director for Migration and Integration, Migration Policy Group; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

16:45 – 18:45    Fighting Xenophobia from Above and Below | Room: Smartboard-Raum

  • Janina Pescinski (United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility, Spain; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)  
  • Pinar Sayan (Turkey Director, Image Center for Conflict Transformation; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Lumir Lapray (Strategy Consultant; President of Optimist; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

16:45 – 18:45    La République en Marche into an Unknown Future?! | Room: Roter Salon

  • Claude Grunitzky (Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, TRUE Africa; Humanity in Action Board Member) 

Location: Conference Center Weiberwirtschaft (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin)

17:00 – 19:00    Technology and Politics | Room 3

  • An off-the-record discussion with a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow working in the technology sector 

Location: Humanity in Action Seminarraum (Kollwitzstraße 94, 10435 Berlin)

17:00 – 19:00    Workshop: Hip-Hop and Elections 

  • Aisha Fukushima ('RAPtivist' – Artist and Activist; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

Site Visits

Location: Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin)

17:00 – 19:00    Hate Speech in Social Media: "Debate Dehate"  

  • Johannes Baldauf (Project Manager, Amadeu Antonio Stiftung) 

City Walks  

17:15 – 19:00    City Walk: The Role of Women During German Pre-Colonial Missionary and Colonial Periods
Start: Institut für Europäische Ethnologie 

  • Jacqueline Mayen (Institute für diskriminierungsfreie Bildung) 

17:15 – 19:00    City Walk: The (Formerly) Homeless Show Their Berlin

17:15 – 19:00    City Walk: Refugees Show Their Berlin

17:15 – 19:00    City Walk: Berlin as a Memorial Landscape

Upon Invitation

19:30 – 21:30    Reception on behalf of the German Board of Directors
Location: Chair Dirk Schmalenbach and Alexandra Erlhoff

 

Optional Programming for Senior Fellows

Location: Mauerpark (Eberswalder Straße 2, 10437 Berlin)

21:00 – 23:00   Happy Hour 

Saturday, June 24

Plenary Sessions at Pfefferberg

Location: Pfefferberg Theater (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin) 

8:45 – 9:15    Conference registration 

9:15 – 9:30    Introduction to the day 

9:30 – 10:00    Performance: "The World is Y/Ours: Reflections of a Global RAPtivist" 

  • Aisha Fukushima ('RAPtivist' – Artist and Activist; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

10:00 – 11:30   Panel Discussion: Looking at Ourselves, Looking for Ourselves - How Identity Politics Empower and Paralyze Us

  • Dr. Seyda Emek (Visiting Scholar, Columbia University)
  • Jan Techau (Director, Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance, American Academy in Berlin)
  • Moderator: Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky (Head of Department European Union/North America, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin)

11:30 – 11:35   Action Project Video Presentation: "Girl Power Academy" 

  • Project by Sylwia Wodzinska (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

11:35 – 13:10   Panel Discussion: (Re-)Claiming Space - New Forms of Civic and Political Engagement

  • Barbara Nowacka (Organizer and Chair, Polish "Save Women" Initiative; Activist, "Czarny [Black] Protest" Movement)
  • Márton Gulyás (Founder, Common Country Movement, Hungary)
  • Sophie Ellman-Golan (Deputy Head of Socials and Outreach, Women's March, US)
  • Moderators: Antje Scheidler (International Director of European Programs and National Director, Humanity in Action, Germany) and Monika Mazur-Rafał (National Director, President of the Managing Board, Humanity in Action, Poland)

13:10 – 15:00   Lunch 

15:00 – 16:00   Working in the European Parliament: Personal Reflections and Strategies

  • Marietje Schaake (Member of European Parliament - D66/ALDE; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16:00 – 16:05   Action Project Video Presentation: "Indigenous Corps of Discovery" 

  • Project by DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16:05 – 16:20   Closing Remarks 

  • Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

The evening program will be conducted in small groups – breakout sessions and workshops as well as site visits – to explore topics of one’s interest in further depth. They run simultaneously and are listed by location.

Breakout Sessions

Location: Pfefferwerk (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin)

16:30 – 18:30    Gay Populism: Has the Western European Far Right Become Gay-Friedly? | Room: Balkonraum

  • Patrick Wielowiejski (PhD Candidate, European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16:30 – 18:30    Social Cohesion and the Future of Israel | Room: Weißer Pfeffer

  • Mike Prashker (Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships, The Ted Arison Family Foundation and Ruach Tova)

16:30 – 18:30    It's high time! Embracing Disability in Human Rights Activism | Room: Smartboard-Raum

  • Magdalena Szarota (Board Member/Communications Director, Humanity in Action Poland)

16:30 – 18:30    Workshop: Unleashing Organizational Energy - Leadership Skills to Empower Your Team and Organization for the Social Good | Room: Roter Salon

  • Linnea Riensberg (Business Coach and Team Developer, Linnea Riensberg - Coaching; Humanity in Action  Board Member and Senior Fellow)
  • Lukas Goltermann (Policy Advisor/Team Leader, VENRO; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16:30 – 18:30    Voting Behavior of the Far Right in the European Parliament | Room: Schwarzer Pfeffer

  • Pinar Sayan (Turkey Director, Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Location: Conference Center Weiberwirtschaft (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin)

17:00 – 19:00    Workshop: The Academic Study of Human Rights: Pathways, Pitfalls and Possibilities | Room 3

  • Noam Schimmel (Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Location: Conference Center Weiberwirtschaft (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin)

17:00 – 19:00    Apply the Change You Want to See: About Ethical Campaigning | Room 2

  • Laurene Bounaud (Executive Director, Transparency International France; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Site Visits

Location: Visitor Center, Bernauer Straße 119, 13355 Berlin

17:00 – 19:00    Walking Tour: Berlin Wall Memorial 

Location: EOTO (Müllerstraße 56-58, 13349 Berlin)

17:00 – 19:00    Introducing Each One Teach One - EOTO - A Community-Based Education and Empowerment Project 

  • Daniel Gyamerah (Spokesperson, Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V.) 

Location: Niederkircherstraße 8, 10963 Berlin

17:00 – 19:00    Exhibition Tour: Topography of Terror - Gestapo, SS and Reich Security 

City Walks 

17:15 – 19:00    City Walk: Refugees Show Their Berlin

17:15 – 19:00    City Walk: Berlin as a Memorial Landscape

Conference Dinner 

20:00 – 22:00    Closing Dinner (Board Members)

Location: Restaurant Zum dritten Mann (Kollwitzstraße 87, 10435 Berlin)

20:00 – 00:30    Dinner & Closing Party (2017 Fellows and Senior Fellows)

Location: Pfefferwerk (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin) 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Day of departure

Closing Meetings of 2017 Humanity in Action Fellows

Location: Pfefferbett Hostel (Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin)

8:00   Team Copenhagen

9:30   Team Amsterdam

9:30   Team Warsaw

10:30   Team Sarajevo

10:30   Team Berlin

 

10:00 – 13:00    Strategic Panning Meeting for Humanity in Action Board Chairs

Location: Humanity in Action Seminarraum (Kollwitzstraße 94, 10435 Berlin)

11:00 – 12:30    Senior Fellows Brunch

Location: Auster Restaurant (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin)

13:00 – 18:00    International Staff Meeting

Location: Humanity in Action Seminarraum (Kollwitzstraße 94, 10435 Berlin)