Conference Schedule

>> THURSDAY, JULY 5

Location: European Parliament, Strasbourg

18:00 – 18:05 Video Sneak Preview: Meeting Ai Weiwei

18:05 - 18:25 Welcome Speech: Why Are We Here? Or Why We Are Here!, Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

18:25 – 18:30 Action Project Video: The NET Mentoring Group by Jamal Grant (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States)

18:30 – 19:15 Opening Keynote: Preparing Europe for the Next 25 Years, Klaus Welle (Secretary General, European Parliament)

19:15 - 19.20 Action Project Video: Bridging Communities Project by Amy Hong (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States)

19:20 - 20:00 Keynote: Transatlantic Relations: Responsibilities of the Humanity in Action Generation, Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, The Netherlands)

>> FRIDAY, JULY 6

Location: European Court of Human Rights

9:00 – 10:30 Site Visit: European Court of Human Rights

Location: European Parliament, Strasbourg

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome by The French Senior Fellows Network Laura Cahier and Lumir Lapray (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, France)

9:45 - 9:55 Video Message: Working in the European Parliament - The Pat Cox Humanity in Action Fellowship Program, Renate Weber (Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)

9:55 - 10:00 Action Project Video: The Optimist Project by Lumir Lapray and Laura Cahier (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, France)

10:00 - 11:00 Keynote: When Strangers Call My Homeland Home, Konstanty Gebert (Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland)

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:25 – 11:30 Action Project Video: Forum Migration and Flight Project for Senior Fellows by Humanity in Action Germany

11:30 – 13:00 Panel Discussion: Seeking Asylum in Europe

  • Moderation: Carolin Wiedemann (Humanity in Action Board Member, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Germany)
  • Panelists: Thomas Huddleston (Research Director at Migration Policy Group, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States),
  • Yonous Muhammadi (President, Greek Forum of Refugees)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00– 14:50 Keynote: Can Foundations Contribute to Social Cohesion in Europe?, Rien Van Gendt (Van Gendt Philanthropy Services)

 

The afternoon program is conducted in small groups – breakout sessions and site visits – to explore topics of one’s interest in further depth. These sessions and visits run simultaneously.

15:00 – 16:30 The Work of the European Ombudsman, Zinovia Assimakopoulou (Head of Human Resources, European Ombudsman)

15:00 – 16:30 Migration I: Buffer States: A New European “Invention” to Prevent Migration Flows to the EU, Prof. Dimitris Christopoulos (Professor of Comparative Politics, Dept. of Political and History, Panteion University in Athens; President of the International Federation for Human Rights)

15:00 – 16:30 How to get media attention for your campaigning: Make it work for you, Tara Dickman (Trainer and Community Organizer, Le Next Level; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, France)

15:00 - 16:30 EU-Turkey Relations

  • Moderation: Pinar Sayan (Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Political Science and International Relations, Beykoz University; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Turkey)
  • Panelists: Laura Batalla Adam (Secretary General European Parliament Turkey Forum)
  • and Maximilian Popp (Turkey Correspondent, Der Spiegel)

15:00 – 16:30 #MeToo I: Working in Politics

  • Moderation: Lena Kampf (Journalist; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Germany)
  • With Jeanne Ponté (Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament)

15:00 – 16:30 Migration II: EU Migration, Gender and Care: Who cares?, Folashade Ajayi (M.A. Student, Research Assistant, Humboldt University Berlin, Activist on Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism Issues; Humanity in Action Fellow, Germany)

15:00 – 16:30 Let's Talk About Debt. How Hedge Funds are Affecting Unstable Countries and Social Justice, Josua Gräbener (Political Scientist; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, France)

15:00 - 16:30 The Intersection of Power and Environmental Justice, Vasileios Sassanis (Co-founder of the Climate Change Working Group and Contributor to the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Societal Injustice, Mississippi State University (MSU); Humanity in Action Fellow, Greece)

15:00 - 16:30 Parlamentarium Simone Veil

15:15 - 17:00 Council of Europe

16:30 - 17:30 Thematic Networking over Coffee with Members of the Senior Fellow Leadership Council European Parliament

17:30 – 17:35 Action Project Video: Inicjatywa Gośc-inność by Nina Bilal (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Poland)

17:35 – 18:30 Open Mic: Discussion of the Relevance and Impact of Humanity in Action in these Volatile Times 

>> SATURDAY, JULY 7

Location: European Parliament, Strasbourg

10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to the Day

10:00 - 10:10 Action Project Video: My One Hundred Day Plans by Michael Kunichika and Heather Lord (Humanity in Action Board Members, Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, United States)

10:10 - 11:30 Keynote: The Racial Divide During The Trump Administration, Prof. Carol Anderson (Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University)

11:35 - 11:45 The Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Leadership Council, Presentation of Members of the Senior Fellows Leadership Council

11:45 - 13:00 Panel Discussion: The Young Political Soul - Between Lethargy and Resistance?

  • Moderation: Narku Laing (Diversity Trainer, Research Associate at LMU Munich; Humanity in Action Board Member and Senior Fellow, Germany);
  • Panelists: Libertas Ezako (Deputy Secretary General, European Democrat Students);
  • Dr. Joe Gladstone (Assistant Professor, University College London);
  • Luisa Maria Schweizer (Co-Founder and Chair of European Alternatives Berlin; Advisor to the Board of Directors, Foundation Remembrance, responsibility and Future (EVZ))

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 It’s High Time! Embracing Disability in Human Rights Activism, Magdalena Szarota (Co-Founder ONE.pl; Board Member/PR and Communications Director, Humanity in Action, Poland)

14:30 - 16:00 Climate Change Negotiations, Dariusz Dybka (Legal Expert, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Poland)

14:30 - 16:00 Strategies to Increase Voter Turnout, Thomas Huddleston (Research Director, Migration Policy Group; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States)

14:30 - 16:00 #MeToo II: Alliance in the Age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movement

  • Moderation: Kafilat “Adeola” Naomi Aderemi (Coordinator of the Gender Equality Working Group of the Alliance Europe Network, Humanity in Action Fellow, Greece);
  • Panelists: Christina Dexel (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Germany);
  • Helen Ali (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Denmark);
  • Johannes Lukas Gartner (Director of Programs, Humanity in Action, Germany; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

14:30 - 16:00 Migration III: EU-Africa Cooperation on Migrations: An Asymmetric Dialogue?, Barbara Joannon (Consultant and Expert on Migration Issues; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, France) and Faith Oloruntoba (M.A, student, Aarhus University / University of Hamburg; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Denmark)

14:30 - 16:00 Career Path Panel with members of the Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Leadership Council

  • Oscar Baez (Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States);
  • Seth Bergeson (Consultant; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States);
  • Mike Brickner (Expert on Prison Privatization; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, United States);
  • Narku Laing (Diversity Trainer, Research Associate at LMU Munich; Humanity in Action Board Member and Senior Fellow, Germany);
  • Lumir Lapray (Strategy Consultant for Non-Profits; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, France);
  • Łukasz Niparko (Thompson Reuters; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Poland)

14:30 - 16:00 Prospective Membership or Pipe Dream: The Balkans as EU Members, Dženeta Karabegović (Assistant Professor, International Burch University)

14:30 - 16:00 Architectural Tour of the Parliament Building with René-Henri Arnaud (ARCHITECTURE STUDIO)

14:30 - 16:00 Parlamentarium Simone Veil (Ground Floor)

16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

17:15 – 18:00 Open Air: Closing meetings in 2018 Fellowship Program Groups

20:30-23:30 Farewell Reception with Music, Speeches, Snacks and Drinks Musical performance by Azra Dizdar (Violinist; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, Bosnia and Herzegovina) The evening will be moderated by Łukasz Niparko (Member of the Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Leadership Council, Poland).

>> SUNDAY, JULY 8

Departure of 2018 Fellowship Program Teams

10:00 - 13:00 Strategic Planning Meeting Humanity in Action Board Chairs and Board Members

13:30 – 17:00 International Staff Meeting Humanity in Action National Directors and Program Coordinators