Over 200 Participants Gathered in Amsterdam for HIA’s First Annual International Conference

July 12, 2010 | amsterdam, hia conference

Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board Members and friends of HIA joined together for three days of an intense and inspiring program.

The program included:

  • discussions, workshops, film screenings, and the opportunity to meet nearly 200 outstanding young leaders in the HIA community;
  • Presentations from leading academics and activists, politicians and journalists, artists and scientists — each sharing their vision and perspectives on human rights and the challenges of diverse societies;
  • Workshops on new media, nonprofit fundraising, career planning, social entrepreneurship, and strategies for nonviolent civil resistance;
  • The presentation of the first HIA International Awards to Peter B. Edelman from the United States and Ed van Thijn from the Netherlands;
  • Small group discussions on reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the resurgence of political extremism, anti-Semitism, lessons for young activists, national security policy, religion and human rights, migration policy, and more.


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