2011 Program for HIA International Conference

Thursday, June 30

Location: Bertelsmann Foundation, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin

18.00-20.00 Could the Arab Spring Bring a Transatlantic Fall?
Steve Clemons (New America Foundation)
Cem Özdemir (Chairman, Alliance 90/The Greens)
A conversation moderated by Annette Heuser (Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation North America)
 
  Followed by a reception at the invitation of the Bertelsmann Foundation

 

Location: Restaurant “Cum Laude,” Universitätsstraße 4, 10117 Berlin

20.00-22.30 Welcome Dinner for 2011 HIA Fellows
Due to space constraints, this dinner is limited to 2011 HIA Fellows and staff.
  
Introductions
Antje Scheidler (Director, Humanity in Action Germany)
Philip Ugelow (Center Director, Humanity in Action)
  

Keynote: Freedom of Expression and Criminal Prosecution – A Case Study 
Aart Loubert (Lecturer, University of Amsterdam, HIA Senior Fellow)

 

Friday, July 1

Location: Bertelsmann Foundation, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin

(Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in plenary in Conference Room 1.)

9.00-9.30 Coffee and Tea
 
9.30-9.45 Welcome Notes
Annette Heuser (Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation North America)
Dr. Dirk Schmalenbach (Chair, Humanity in Action Germany)
 
9.45-10.15 Keynote: From Past to Present to Future: "Reflections on the Holocaust" and "Just People"
Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Executive Director, Humanity in Action)
 
10.15-10.30 Presenting "Discovering the Sounds of Silence," a Project by Marta Gawinek (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Poland)

10.30-11.45 Keynote: Small Acts of Resistance – Courageous Action, Past and Present
Steve Crawshaw (Chief of Staff, Secretary-General, Amnesty International)
 
12.00-13.15 Lunch
 
13.30-15.00 Discussion Groups
 
  Conference Room 1: Learning from History I: Teaching Youth in North Africa Non-Violent Strategies
Srdja Popovic (Founder, CANVAS/Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action & Strategies)
 
  Conference Room 2: Learning from History II: Humanitarian Interventions as a Lesson from World War II
Dr. Hans Binnendijk (Vice President, US National Defense University)
 
  Seminar Room A: Women in the Modern Workplace
Anne-Juliette Hermant (Global Head of Learning and Development, AXA)
 
  Seminar Room B: Learning from History III: The Solidarity Movement in Poland and the Arab Spring – Parallels to be Found?
Janusz Reiter (Founder / President, Center for International Relations)
Steve Crawshaw (International Advocacy Director, Amnesty International)
 
  Seminar Room C: The Post-War European Imperative of Reconciliation: Peace Initiatives and the Current Conflict in Iraq
Antonella Caruso (Founder and Director, Ipalmo-USIP National reconciliation Dialogue in Iraq)
 
  Seminar Room D: Reports from the Middle East – Israel and Palestine: The Impact of History
Anders Jerichow (Journalist, Politiken)
 
  Seminar Room E: A Muslim Perspective on Holocaust Education and Anti-Semitism Today
Cihan Tekeli (Anne Frank House, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
 
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:00 Presenting "Theresienstadt: Danish Children in Nazi Captivity," a Project by Solvej Berlau (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Denmark)
 
16.00-17.00 Panel Discussion: Human Rights and Holocaust Education - Bridging the Past and the Future
Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Executive Director, Humanity in Action)
Dr. Rainer Huhle (Nuremberg Center for Human Rights)
Ralf Oberndörfer (Founder, Histox)

Moderated by Sabine Krüger (Research and Education Specialist, Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future)

17.15-18.00 A Tool for Sustaining Community: Collaborating through the New HIA Website,
Philip Ugelow (Center Director, Humanity in Action)
 
17.45-18.45 Private Meeting with Philip D. Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
This event is limited to HIA Board members and invited guests.
  
18.00-19.00 Screening of Documentary Film: "Just People," commissioned by Humanity in Action
 
19.00- Free evening for 2011 Fellows, hosted by 2011 Berlin Fellows
 
  

Location: Restaurant “Cum Laude,” Universitätsstraße 4, 10117 Berlin

19.00-23.00

Annual Senior Fellows Reunion Dinner 2011
This event is open to all Senior Fellows, Board members and invited guests. 

  Welcome
Wilhelmina Welsch (German Senior Fellows Network)
 
  Presentation of Barney A. Karbank & Dr. Louis Rabineau Awards for Humanity in Action Senior Fellows
Neil Karbank (Chair Emeritus, Humanity in Action)

  Dinner

  Keynote: Keeping the HIA Spirit Alive: Balancing Idealism and Realism in the European Parliament
Marietje Schaake (Dutch Member of the European Parliament and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
 
Saturday, July 2

Location: Bertelsmann Foundation, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin

(Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in plenary in Conference Room 1.)

9.00 Coffee and Tea

9.00-13.00 Seminar Room D: Meeting of the International Committee on Planning, Humanity in Action Board of Directors
This meeting is for committee members only.
  
 
9.30-9.45 Presenting "Campaign: Plastics in the Oceans," a Project by Christian Foldager (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Denmark)
 
9.45-11.00 Keynote: Cameras Everywhere – How Digital Witnessing is Changing Human Rights 
Sameer Padania (Macroscope) 
 
11.15-13.15 Workshops and Skills Trainings
 
11.15-13.15 Conference Room 1: Choosing your Path to Success: What is the Formula to a Strong Career in Human Rights?
Mona Shair (Coordinator, Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship in the European Parliament)
 
  Conference Room 2: Getting Support from the European Union for Your Human Rights Education Projects
Anne Stalfort (Development Advisor/Fundraiser)
 
  Seminar Room A: Introduction to Video Production and Editing
Olaf Deussen (EuroArab Forum)
 
  Seminar Room B: Disability Rights Workshop
Magda Szarota (Association of Disabled Women ONE.PL)
 
  Seminar Room C: Workshop, Diversity Training: In and Out Groups
Kirsten Van den Hul (The Change Agent) and Jamila Aanzi (Diversity Trainer)
 
  Seminar Room E: Experimental Audiovisual Workshop for Beginners
Veronica Priefer (Neue Digitale/Razorfish, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Pol Ponsarnau (Film Director)
 
13.15-14.30 Lunch
 
14.30-15.30 Solutions Salons: Activating the HIA Network
 
15.45-17.15 Keynote and Discussion: A Feminist’s Perspective on Islam in Europe
Malika Hamidi (Director General, European Muslim Network)
 
17.15-17.45 Coffee Break
 
17.45-18.00 Presenting "16 Years After War in the Balkans: Books4Vijecnica," a Project by Jasmin Hasic and the Bosnian Senior Fellows Network
 
18.00-19.30 Screening of Documentary Film: "Work without Pay? Exploitation Without Compensation? Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation in Germany"
 
  Keynote and Discussion: Trafficking in Human Beings – the European Face of Modern Slavery
Dr. Nivedita Prasad (Program Coordinator, Ban Ying Counselling Center)
 
19.30-20.30 Dinner
 
20.30-21.30 Information Session for 2011 HIA Fellows: HIA and its Network – Opportunities, Expectations and Ways to Get Engaged
Mona Shair (Coordinator, Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship in the European Parliament)
Philip Ugelow (Center Director, Humanity in Action)
 

Location: Cafe .CHB (Collegium Hungaricum Berlin), Dorotheenstraße 12, 10117 Berlin

 21.00-24.00 Social Event
Open to all participants of the HIA International Conference.
 
Sunday, July 3

Location: Bertelsmann Foundation, Unter den Linden 1, 10117 Berlin

(Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in plenary in Conference Room 1.)

9.00-9.30 Coffee and Tea
 
9.30-9.45 Presenting "Ainsi est ma terre – Empowering Indigenous Youth in Peru," a Project by Emilie Etienne (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Senior France)
 
10.00-11.30 Discussions, Workshops and Museum Tour 
  

Tour through the Exhibition: Order and Annihilation – The Police and the Nazi Regime (Meet at 9.45)
Project Director Dr. Detlef Graf v. Schwerin

Location: German Historical Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin (Meet in front of the Bertelsmann Foundation)

  Conference Room 1: Writing Policy Memos and Briefs
Henry Alt-Haaker (German Federal Ministry of Justice / Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
 
  Conference Room 2: Gay Rights are Human Rights: An Overview of International Developments
Boris O. Dittrich (Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Program, Human Rights Watch)
 
  Seminar Room A: Methods and Tactics of Organizing a Social Campaign
Srdja Popovic (Founder, CANVAS/Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action & Strategies)
 
  Seminar Room B: HIA Simulation on Roma Migration
Anne Stalfort (Development Advisor/Fundraiser) and Humanity in Action Senior Fellows
 
  Seminar Room C:  Essential Skills of Social Entrepreneurship
Majid El Jarroudi (Chair, Humanity in Action France)
 
  Seminar Room D:  RAPtivism & Global Hip Hop Justice
Aisha Fukushima, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
 
  Seminar Room E: HIA Educational Game on Solidarity, "Shipyard - do it yourself"
Monika Mazur-Rafal (Director, Humanity in Action Poland) and Humanity in Action Senior Fellows
 
11.30-12.30 Closing Keynote Panel, The Future of the European Dream: A Younger Generation’s Perspective on Building an Ever Closer Union
Herbert Pundik (Founding Chair, Humanity in Action Denmark)
Marta Poslad (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Poland)
Stefan Ivanovic (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Emma Herman (Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Netherlands)
 
12:30-12:45 Closing Remarks
Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Executive Director, Humanity in Action)
 
12.45-14.00 Lunch
 
14.00-15.30 Location: Meet in front of the Bertelsmann Foundation 

Historical City Centre Walking Tour

Derek Leahy (Historian and Tour Guide)
This event has a limited capacity.
 
14.00-15.30 Seminar Room: Board Meetings of International HIA Senior Fellows Networks