Humanity in Action Holds Its Fourth International Conference in Warsaw

July 07, 2013 | warsaw, hia conference

The Fourth Annual International Conference took place in Warsaw, Poland from the evening of Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30. The conference was held at the newly opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  Nearly 300 attendees enjoyed four days of programming with more than 50 outstanding speakers in the beautiful new facility.

Several highlights of the 2013 International Conference included:

  • Opening remarks by Dr. Martin Salm (click here), Andrzej Cudak, Dr. Hans Binnendijk and Ambassador Janusz Reiter (click here)
  • Keynotes by Prof. Dariusz Stola (click here), Pat Cox, Steve Crawshaw (click here), Konstanty Gebert (click here), Baratunde Thurston (click here), Henryk Wujec, Prof. Andrzej Rychard, (click here), Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (click here) and Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (click here)
  • Breakout sessions with Kurt Bassuener (click here), Chris Worman, Mona Shair, Claude Grunitzky (click here), Elżbieta Korolczuk (click here), Tara Dickman, Dr. Hans Binnendijk, Dr. Lamija Tanovic, Anders Jerichow, Ambassador Janusz Reiter (click here) and many more outstanding speakers
  • Action project presentations featuring the outstanding initiatives of Christina Antonakos-Wallace (click here), Joseph Kaifala and Liat Krawczyk (click here), Mieszko Hajkowski (click here), Ina Doublekova (click here), Zachariah Falconer-Stout (click here), and David Liebers and Daniel Jezierski (click here)

Click here to see the full program »

The Humanity in Action International Conference is the annual gathering of young and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world.

The conference featured keynotes, workshops and discussions led by experts and activists who brought both Polish and international perspectives to the theme of transitions in a modern world. This year's program focused in particular on transformations within Poland, especially its society, political institutions and economy through an exploration of its history — and the relationship of that history to contemporary Poland. The conference also examined transitions around the world, exploring mass protest movements, revolutionary upheavals and the power of new media and technology to impact future civic activists and leaders. 

Site visits for the 2013 International Conference included neighborhood tours within Warsaw that explored past and present Poland, as well as an optional visit to the Treblinka memorial site.

For more information, please click here.

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