2011 International Conference


Dr. Hans Binnendijk introduces a panel discussion, "Could the Arab Spring Bring a Transatlantic Fall?" with Steve Clemons and Cem Ă–zdemir, moderated by Annette Heuser

The 2011 International Conference, "Towards More Just Societies: Learning from History," was held from June 30 to July 3 at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Berlin, Germany.

More than 200 HIA Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and distinguished guests gathered for interdisciplinary lectures, skills-building workshops and interactive discussion groups with leading speakers from around the world.

Among its highlights, the conference included a special keynote conversation, "Could the Arab Spring Bring a Transatlantic Fall?" and presentations by Srdja Popovic of CANVAS, Steve Crawshaw of Amnesty International, Dr. Nivideta Prasad of the Ban Ying Counselling Center, Anne-Juliette Hermant of AXA and many more experts in the fields of diversity, foreign affairs, social entrepreneuership and human rights.

See 2011 conference agenda | See video | See photos | See press release

Thank You

The 2011 HIA International Conference was held in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation and generously supported by The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft") and the German Federal Foreign Office.







HIA also thanks the many individuals who have made the HIA International Conference possible through their donations and volunteer support.


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