Humanity in Action Fellowship in Berlin

Program Description

Against the historical background of Germany’s colonial history, the Second World War and the Holocaust, 22 carefully chosen participants from at least five different countries will examine contemporary questions around identity formation and societal pluralism in Germany.

Germany's past and present serve as case studies for the Humanity in Action Berlin Fellowship. On this basis, Fellows will examine patterns and mechanisms that underpin human rights related challenges today by learning from historic examples. Particular attention is given to the relationships between minority and the majority populations, the role of civil society, and phenomena of social injustice, including for example the concept of group-focused hostility. Fellows will visit historic sites of remembrance and speak with experts from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The Berlin Fellowship’s main platform of inquiry lies in the personal exchange with renowned policy-makers, activists, academics and artists, as well as among the Fellows. 

The program will explore Germany’s approaches to its own histories, Germany’s remembrance culture and Germany’s human rights situations today. More specifically, it addresses the neglected colonial past of the country and its impact on German society today; the Holocaust; forced labor during the Nazi era and forms of modern labor exploitation; Nazi ideology and current right-wing extremism; as well as immigration and integration policy. A variety of issues related to minorities belonging in Germany, including their marginalization and contemporary mechanisms of discrimination – often with a view to their historical origins, will form part of the Berlin Fellowship. Among these issues are racism, Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Antiziganism, trans- and homophobia, classism, the devaluation of people with disabilities but also feminism and gender-related identity questions. 

To be equipped with tools to translate their own ideas into action, Fellows will engage in practice-oriented skills workshops. To be inspired by ideas already turned into action, Fellows will meet with representatives of successful civil society initiatives in a variety of the above-mentioned realms. To ensure their own future impact, Fellows will start developing their ideas for projects in their own communities during this Fellowship program. 



2018 Agenda

June 8

Welcome Reception

To mark the beginning of this month together, the Fellowship program begins with an Evening Reception in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. Fellows, Senior Fellows, Members of the Board of Directors and Staff of Humanity in Action Germany gather for an evening of getting to know each other over food and drinks.

  • Welcome Reception with Dr. Henriette Rytz (Vice Chair of Humanity in Action Germany; Foreign Policy Advisor to Cem Özdemir, MP Bündnis 90/Die Grünen; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow), Members of the Board of Directors, Senior Fellows, Fellows, and Staff

June 9

Welcome to Humanity in Action

The Fellows and staff team learn more about each other. The staff introduces the program and provides practical information about life in Berlin. The Fellows go on a neighborhood walk to familiarize themselves with the area they will spend most time in over the course of the month. By the end of this day, the Fellows have reached consensus on their own rules for discussions and interactions in the coming weeks. 

  • Welcome to Humanity in Action & Sharing Fellows’ Expectations (Kadijatou Diallo (Program Intern; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow), Johannes Lukas Gartner (Director of Programs; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Nora Lassahn (Program Coordinator; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow))
  • What Brings Us Here (I) (Johannes Lukas Gartner, Nora Lassahn)
  • What Brings Us Here (II) (Johannes Lukas Gartner, Nora Lassahn)
  • Building a Community: Interacting, Discussing, Respecting (Kadijatou Diallo, Johannes Lukas Gartner, Nora Lassahn)
  • Short Film Screening: Make Reality
  • Briefing: The Challenge (Kadijatou Diallo)
  • BBQ at Tempelhofer Feld

June 10

Germany and Berlin in Context

The Fellows spend the morning getting to know their hosts. In the afternoon, those who are based in Germany give insights into some of the latest German media headlines and share some context about contemporary Berlin, a city that has lived through immense socio-political change over the past three decades. Following on from these introductions, the Fellows discuss the trajectory of Germany’s quest for national identity and consider the ramifications of various historical developments on national consciousness. In the evening, the Fellows explore two Berlin neighborhoods, seen through the eyes of tour guides with experiences of flight and seeking asylum. 

  • Meet Your Hosts
  • Introduction to the Day
  • Glimpses into Current German Headlines (Daniel Busacca Dolleo, Miriam Yosef, Walid Ahmed Khan Malik, and Britta Thiemt, Fellows)
  • Insight into Berlin´s Local News (Mariana Karkoutly, Margarida Muralha Schweikert Farinha, and Lovis Zahn, Fellows)
  • Germany and Its Quest for National Identity (Gülay Gün, Project Manager, Hamburger Museum of Work; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
  • Walking Tour I: Berlin-Mitte Seen Through the Eyes of a Newcomer or Walking Tour II: Berlin-Neukölln Seen Through the Eyes of a Newcomer
  • Fellow Perspectives (Miriam Yosef, Fellow)

June 11

Diversity and Self-Identification 

In a peer-based and cross-medial training, the Fellows learn about various forms of inequalities, group-focused hostility, privileges, and discrimination. The training deepens the Fellows’ understanding of different phenomena of everyday discrimination and supports the group in developing common definitions of inequalities. The workshop encourages the Fellows to reflect on their own identities and acknowledge diverging realities pertaining to others.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Workshop: Diversity and Self-Identification (I) (Lorenz Narku Laing (Peer Diversity Trainer; PhD Candidate, LMU Munich; Member of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action Germany; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
  • Workshop: Diversity and Self-Identification (II) (Lorenz Narku Laing)

June 12

Mindfulness | Theories of Discrimination | Privilege

This morning, the Fellows meet with an expert who works on raising awareness around mindfulness in institutional and business environments. Together they reflect on how vulnerability, integrity, weaknesses, and honesty relate to constructive leadership. Another expert joins the Fellows to confront them with theoretical frameworks and research findings around discrimination, diversity, and stereotyping. In the afternoon, the Fellows virtually meet with an activist and lawyer who shares her perspectives on the role of allies in the process of recognizing privilege and creating support networks.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • On Mindfulness in Leadership (Mounira Latrache, Founder and CEO, Connected-Business; Former Head of PR, Youtube Austria, Germany and Switzerland)
  • Reactions to Diversity: From Threat and Prejudice to Valuing Differences (Dr. Mathias Kauff, Researcher, University of Hagen)
  • Virtual Fireside Chat: On Privilege and Allyship (Dr. Tanya Washington, Professor of Law, Georgia State University; John Lewis Fellowship Program Director, Humanity in Action Inc.), facilitated by Johannes Lukas Gartner)
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Chante Mayers-Barbot and Anastasiia Vorobiova (Fellows))

June 13

Germany’s Colonial Past and Impact | Structural Racism Today

Today, the Fellows learn about Germany’s colonial past, a history long neglected and largely excluded from national educational curricula and German collective memories. In the morning, the Fellows embark on a tour through the “African Quarter” in the district of Berlin-Wedding, where they see vestiges of Germany’s colonial history. After the tour, the Fellows examine that history’s nexus to institutional racism today. They learn about ramifications that are continuously present in the social dynamics and societal structures of the country today.

  • Walking Tour: Germany and its Colonial Past (Joshua Kwesi Aikins, Activist and Political Scientist, Kassel University)
  • Coloniality and Institutional Racism (Joshua Kwesi Aikins)
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Inna Dzyndra and Aditya Mittal (Fellows))
  • Optional: Decolonize 1968! – Social Movement Experiences of BPoC Women

June 14

Class and Classism | Kicking Off the Action Project Phase

In the morning, the Fellows consider how classism is perpetuated on different levels of discrimination. They take a closer look at access to material means as well as education and discuss the impact of intersectionality. In the afternoon, the Fellows’ attention is drawn to Action in Humanity in Action. While all the Fellows are required to implement an Action Project within one year after completion of the Fellowship program, the projects may differ significantly in their thematic scope, size, methodology, and number of people involved. The Fellows discuss success and failure stories of previous projects. They share personal project experiences and brainstorm initial ideas for meaningful post- Fellowship projects in their own communities.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Classism and Class as Intersectional Categories in Social Justice (Tanja Abou, Activist and Social Justice Trainer)
  • Introduction to the Action Project Phase – Between Failure and Success (Kadijatou Diallo, Johannes Lukas Gartner, Nora Lassahn)
  • Share Findings with the Group
  • Brainstorming and Heartstorming: Action Project Ideas

June 15

Holocaust Remembrance

Until 1945, more than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, built by the SS in 1936. Tens of thousands died of hunger and diseases as a result of forced labor or systematic extermination. From 1945 to 1950, the Soviet Union used the site as a labor camp. Over a decade later, in 1961, the German Democratic Republic (i.e. East Germany, 1949-1990) founded the Sachsenhausen National Memorial. Today, the Fellows examine the histories connected to this place, particularly the Holocaust, and the persecution of minority groups and political opponents under National Socialism. The Fellows connect these histories to the present and reflect on their impressions. They share knowledge of and experiences with remembrance cultures in their own communities.

  • Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
  • Overview of Fellows’ Expectations (Dr. Russell Alt-Haaker, Ph.D. Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Guided Tour: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (Dr. Russell Alt-Haaker)
  • Individual Tour: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
  • Debriefing and Discussion

June 16

Forced Labor | Germany’s Quest for Identity

Today, the Fellows examine forced labor during the Nazi era. The former labor camp Berlin-Schöneweide, the last well-preserved former labor camp in Germany, illustrates the historical organization of labor exploitation by the Nazis. The afternoon is dedicated to further developing plans around the Fellows’ post-Fellowship Action Projects.

  • Guided Tour: Documentation Center Forced Labor
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Varvara Karanika and Hannah Sachs (Fellows))
  • Lunch: Individual Work on Action Projects
  • Share Action Project Ideas with the Group
  • Working Groups: Feedback on Project Ideas

June 17

Time for Self-Care

June 18

Labor Exploitation Today | Deceptive Memories | Berlin’s Memorial Landscape

Against the backdrop of Saturday’s programming, the Fellows today learn about examples of labor exploitation in Germany today. After revisiting their own community frameworks, the Fellows visit the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) and meet with their representatives who share insights into recent research findings concerning Germans’ remembrance of the period of National Socialism. The day terminates with an exploration of Berlin’s memorial landscape. The Fellows visit and learn about sites of remembrance related to different victim groups of the Nazi era.

  • Introductions to the Day
  • Forced Labor in Germany Today (Santje Winkler und Franziska Förster (Social Workers, Ban Ying Coordination and Counseling Center for Migrant Women)
  • Revisiting Community Frameworks
  • Foundation EVZ
  • Deceptive Memories: How Germany Remembers the Period of National Socialism (Dr. Andreas Eberhardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ); Marianna Matzer, Team Expanded, Foundation EVZ; and Luisa Maria Schweizer, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Foundation EVZ)
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Guided Tour: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Memorial to the Victims of National Socialist 'Euthanasia' Killings, Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism, Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

June 19

LGBTQ Realities | Queer Visions

In the morning, the Fellows reflect on how cultural practices can respond critically to representing LGBTQ histories through postcolonial, intersectional, and queer considerations. The Fellows then embark on a guided tour through an exhibition at the Gay Museum of Berlin, the only museum space of its kind in the country. In the afternoon, the spokesperson of a major LGBTQ advocacy group joins the Fellows to provide them with an overview of current LGB policies in Germany. The day closes with reflecting on non-binary identities and with the re-imagining of a society where gender categories are no longer static.

  • Postcolonial Approaches to Representing, Narrating, and Displaying LGBTQ Histories (Ashkan Sepahvand, Artistic Researcher)
  • Guided Tour: Exhibition “Change of Scenery”
  • The Status Quo of LGB Advocacy (Markus Ulrich, Press Spokesperson, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD))
  • Fellows Discussion (Daniel Busacca Dolleo and Erica Webb (Fellows))
  • Fireside Chat: Imagining Society Beyond the Binary (Lyra Pramuk, Activist and Artist); facilitated by Johannes Lukas Gartner

June 20

Feminist Matters | Feminism Matters

Today, the Fellows discuss the continuous presence of colonial ideologies in contemporary discourses around feminism before considering the power and limits of social media to promote feminist positions in times of #MeToo. The day terminates with a mid-term evaluation on where the group is standing and what organizational and community matters can be improved for the remaining time of the Fellowship experience.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Colonial Continuities in Feminist Discourses (Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad, Professor, Alice Salomon University of Applied Science, Member of the Advisory Board of Humanity in Action Germany)
  • #RadicalSolidarity: Why Feminism Now Matters More Than Ever (Anne Wizorek, Activist; Digital Media Consultant; Author)
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Maja Szydłowska and Walid Ahmed Khan Malik (Fellows))
  • Midterm Evaluation

June 21

Berlin’s Divided History | Meet Humanity in Action’s Founder | Project Fundraising

The Fellows start the day with a guided tour through the Berlin Wall Memorial Site, which provides a historical lens to frame the division of Germany, the border regime, and the Cold War. At lunch, Humanity in Action’s International Director of European Programs shares insights about the political situation and daily life in the German Democratic Republic as well as reflections on East German identity since Germany’s reunification process. In the afternoon, the Founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action joins the Fellows for a conversation about the origins and mission of the organization. In the evening, the Fellows learn about fundraising strategies to engage financial supporters in their Action Project endeavors.

  • Guided Tour: Berlin Wall Memorial Site (Miriamne Fields, Tour Guide)
  • Lunch Conversation: Life in the German Democratic Republic and Post-Reunification East German Identity (Antje Scheidler, International Director of European Programs, Humanity in Action), facilitated by Nora Lassahn)
  • Fireside Chat: Meet Humanity in Action’s Founder Conversation with Dr. Judith S. Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action (Facilitated by Kadijatou Diallo)
  • From No-Budget to Low-Budget: How to Engage Financial Supporters With Your Action Project (Anne Stalfort, Fundraiser,

June 22

Islam in the Media | Anti-Muslim Racism | Interreligious Dialogue

Today starts with a morning surprise for the Fellows. The Head of the Institute for Media Responsibility then joins the Fellows to critically examine the representation of Islam in German mainstream media. The Fellows continue the conversation in the afternoon through meeting with an activist and political scientist who shares with them his perspectives on the state of Anti- Muslim racism in Germany. The final speaker of the day is a reverend of The House of One, the world’s first planned house of prayer for three religions, who presents to the Fellows the unique plans behind and for Berlin’s future multi-prayer house for Christians, Jews and Muslims.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • A Hyggelig Little Thing
  • The Representation of Islam in the Media (Prof. Dr. Sabine Schiffer, Head, Institute for Media Responsibility)
  • Anti-Muslim Racism in Germany Today (Ozan Keskinkılıç, Activist, Political Scientist)
  • House of One: Three Religions Under One Roof (Eric Haußmann, Reverend, St. Mary’s Church and House of One)
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Ayan Goran and Katarzyna Korytowska (Fellows))

June 23

Doing History as Activism | Roma Army

Today, the Fellows take part in a unique workshop on how to lead with or incorporate history into their Action Projects and activism. Based on the assumption that how we understand the history of social movements defines how we think about them (and act to shape them) today, a writer and researcher trains the Fellows to effectively acknowledge and understand the histories of the communities they seek to organize and to draw conclusions for their future activism. In the evening, the Fellows see a play on Roma identities and discrimination at Maxim Gorki Theater, a major player in Berlin’s movement for pluralism and social justice.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Workshop: Doing History as Activism (Ben Miller, Writer and Researcher)
  • Theater Play: Roma Army by Yael Ronen & Ensemble Maxim Gorki Theater
  • Optional: Soccer World Cup Screening at Gorki Sweden vs. Germany

June 24

Time for Self-Care

June 25

Artivism | Diversity in Film and Theater | Project Pitching

This morning, the Fellows meet with the Center for Political Beauty spokesperson to learn about their politically motivated performance art and to discuss their aims, potential, and current campaigns. Afterward, a German actor and director joins the Fellows to discuss the representation of People of Color in the German film and theater industries. In the afternoon, a professional presentation and communication coach joins the Fellows and teaches them methods for effectively pitching ideas to those who need to be convinced.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Art Through the Eyes of the Center for Political Beauty (Yasser Almaamoun, Spokesperson and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Center for Political Beauty)
  • The Depiction of People of Color in German Films and Theater (Jerry Hoffmann, Actor and Director)
  • Workshop: How to Pitch a Project (Mona Shair-Wloch, Founder and Managing Director, key2advance)
  • Develop Your Project Pitch (Mona Shair-Wloch)
  • Test the Pitch with the Group & Collective Feedback (Mona Shair-Wloch)

June 26

Non-Violent Communication | Human Rights as a Profession | Jewish Life

This morning, the Fellows engage with some of the tools of non-violent communication. They reflect on how in increasingly polarizing societies, needs and feelings can be articulated in ways that increase the potential to build bridges between people and communities and on how to navigate conflict and resolution through the use of non-violent communication. The Fellows learn how to minimize risks or fears of “break-down” or “conflict” when delivering messages to anybody at anytime. In the afternoon, the Fellows discuss Jewish life in Germany, how it has been shaped by immigration, and how it is affected by societal changes. The day culminates in a conversation about making human rights one’s career with the Director of Human Rights Watch Germany.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Workshop: From Conflict to Resolution: Non-Violent Communication (Mona Shair-Wloch, Founder and Managing Director, key2advance)
  • Jewish Life in Germany Today: A Community’s Changing Face Through Immigration (Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky, Head of Department, European Union/ North America, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Member of the Advisory Board of Humanity in Action Germany)
  • Fireside Chat: Human Rights as a Profession with Wenzel Michalski, Director, Human Rights Watch Germany, Member of the Advisory Board of Humanity in Action Germany (Facilitated by Johannes Lukas Gartner)
  • Optional: Travel to Jewish Museum Berlin
  • Visit the Permanent Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum

June 27

A Jew in Neukölln | Individual Work on Action Project

Today, the Fellows continue developing their Action Project ideas. In the afternoon, the Fellows meet with a Jewish activist and author to discuss some of the theses he presents in his book “A Jew in Neukölln”.

  • Individual Work on Action Projects
  • Introduction to the Day
  • A Jew in Neukölln (Armin Langer, Co-Founder and Coordinator, Salaam-Shalom Initiative; Activist; Author)
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Raymond Moylan and Andreana Kostopoulou (Fellows))

June 28

Refuge and Asylum in Germany | Muslim Life

Today, the Fellows tackle asylum and integration in Germany from various perspectives. The day starts with a visit to the Bundestag, where a former Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration in Germany meets with the Fellows to share her perspectives on how Germany has been handling migration. The Fellows continue reflecting on migration, in particular the notion of integration, at LouLou Neighborhood project, which connects long-established locals and newcomers in Berlin-Moabit. Three writers join the Fellows in a panel discussion around literature and speech as mechanisms of empowerment for newcomers. Lastly, the Fellows visit the liberal Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque and learn about its history and controversial concept.

  • Between Solidarity and Exclusion? How Germany is Handling Migration (Aydan Özoğuz, Member of Parliament and former Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration)
  • LouLou - Meeting Place for Old and New Neighbors (Mariana Karkoutly (Fellow))
  • Bottom-Up Refugee Empowerment Through Speech and Literature (Ramy al-Asheq, Poet and Journalist; Hiba Obaid, Writer and Journalist; Yasmine Merei, Writer and Journalist)
  • Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque
  • Behind the Scenes of Berlin’s First Liberal Mosque (Marlene Löhr, Press Relations, Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque)

June 29

Volunteer Organizing | Racisms in Global Context | Right-Wing Populism and Extremism

With a view to Action Project implementation and the various ways in which such may engage volunteers, the Fellows learn about creating and managing functioning teams of volunteers. The afternoon is dedicated to discussions on racism, populism, and extremism. After learning about their different shapes and concepts, the Fellows will develop ideas and strategies to counteract populist tendencies.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Fellows Discussion (Miriam Josef and Dimitrios Kastritis (Fellows))
  • Project Management Input: How to Organize - Volunteer Teams (Henry Alt-Haaker, Head of International Relations Programs & Liaison Work at the Berlin Representative Office at Robert Bosch Stiftung, Member of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action Germany, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
  • 'Race, Nation, Class' (Balibar/Wallerstein): Rereading a Dialogue for our Times (Prof. Dr. Manuela Bojadžijev, Professor for Globalized Cultures, Leuphana University, Member of the Advisory Board of Humanity in Action Germany)
  • Insights and Counter-Strategies: Right-Wing Populism and Extremism in Germany and Europe (Sophie Pornschlegel, Project Manager, Das Progressive Zentrum e.V.)

June 30

Endangered Privilege: How Progressive Societies Reinforce Xenophobia and Brutal Masculinity

After starting into the day with a surprise activity, the Fellows examine the opportunities and challenges related to teaching German history in diverse classrooms. Afterward, they discuss, drawing on the example of the Victorian Age, why many of today’s societies in Europe and the United States are characterized by liberal legal regimes and comparatively high minority rights standards yet nevertheless experience shifts toward right-wing politics.

  • A Hyggelig Little Thing
  • Teaching German History in a Multiethnic Classroom (Mansur Seddiqzai, Author and Teacher of Islamic Religion)
  • Endangered Privilege - how progressive societies reinforce xenophobia and brutal masculinity (Jasamin Ulfat, Lecturer and PhD Candidate, University of Duisburg-Essen)

July 1

Time for Self-Care

July 2

Technological Change and Human Rights | (Dis)Ability and Human Rights

Today, the Fellows engage with the rights of people with disabilities in Germany and Europe. The Fellows meet with an expert who shares her perspectives on the realities, standards, and challenges around the implementation of human rights in this context. Afterward, they discuss how technological developments affect human rights and what trends for the future can be predicted. The discussion is live-streamed through Humanity in Action Germany’s Facebook channel. The day closes with a last Fellows Discussion, followed by a final oral evaluation of the program.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • (Dis)Ability and Human Rights with Ulrike Pohl, Expert Adviser on People with Disabilities, Paritätischer Landesverband Berlin (Facilitated by Britta Thiemt (Fellow))
  • Technological Change and Human Rights (Livestream Event: Nani Jansen Reventlow, Director, Digital Freedom Fund)
  • Fellows Discussion (Facilitated by Marharyta Labkovich and Stamatis Psaroudakis (Fellows))
  • Final Evaluation of the Program

July 3

German-Greek Relations in Context | Farewell Reception

Before the Fellows head to the Annual International Conference in Strasbourg, where they debate trans-European human rights issues, the Fellows spend the final day of the Berlin Fellowship looking beyond the borders of Germany. In a moderated discussion, the Fellows hailing from Greece debate around Greece’s contemporary crises including the societal opportunities and losses that have resulted from them. Together with a longtime Germany-based Greek Holocaust historian, they examine contemporary German-Greek relations in their historical context, discussing in particular the roles of collective memories, healing, and concepts around justice and reparations. The Fellows are required to submit their Action Project plans via an online form in the afternoon. In the evening, the Fellows are invited to pitch their projects during a Farewell Reception on the premises of a non-profit urban gardening project in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

  • Introduction to the Day
  • Crises in Greece: Implications and Silver Lining with Varvara Karanika, Dimitrios Kastritis, Andreana Kostopoulou, Teko (Fellows) (Facilitated by Kadijatou Diallo)
  • Give Facts a Chance: Mis-Memories as Stumbling Blocks in Greek-German Reconciliation (Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou, Director, NYU Berlin, Member of Humanity in Action's Advisory Board on Greece)
  • Deadline: Submit Project Plans Online
  • Refine Pitches and Prepare Project Presentation
  • Farewell Reception and Project Pitching (Dr. Dirk Schmalenbach, Chairperson of Humanity in Action Germany; Members of the Board of Directors, Host Families, Senior Fellows, Fellows, Staff, and Friends)

July 4

Time for Self Care | Individual Farewells

July 5

Departure for Strasbourg, France

The Fellows travel together to Strasbourg, France where the 2018 Annual Humanity in Action International Conference takes place.

July 5 to July 8

9th Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Berlin

The conference starts in the afternoon of July 5. For a detailed conference schedule, please check the conference program.



Humanity in Action Germany also wishes to thank our partners, host families, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. These contributions help to prepare outstanding students for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and the promotion of human rights.

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