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Thursday, June 27
16.00

Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows Depart from Golden Tulip Centre (Campanile, Premiere Classe and Golden Tulip Hotels) for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews


17.00-18.00

Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Opening Reception

18.00-18.05

Screening: Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Humanity in Action

18.05-18.30 Introductory Remarks for the Warsaw Conference and the 15th Anniversary of Humanity in Action
  • Andrzej Cudak (Director, Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
  • Ambassador Janusz Reiter (President of the Programming Board, Humanity in Action Poland; President and Founder of the Center for International Relations)
  • Dr. Hans Binnendijk (Chair, Humanity in Action Inc.; Senior Fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations)
  • Dr. Martin Salm (Chairman, Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future")
18.30-19.00 Opening Remarks: "Jan Karski and Stefan Zweig"
Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

19.00-19.45 Opening Keynote Address: "Under Two Totalitarian Powers: Poland Between Hitler and Stalin"
Prof. Dariusz Stola (Historian and Professor of History, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences)


20.00-21.30

21.30-22.00


Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Welcome Dinner for 2013 Humanity in Action Fellows

"The Humanity in Action Network: Opportunities and Responsibilities"
Antje Scheidler (National Director, Humanity in Action Germany) and Philip Ugelow (Deputy Executive Director, Humanity in Action)


20.00-22.30
Restaurant U Kucharzy
Welcome Dinner for Humanity in Action Board Members and Invited Guests

20.00

Państwomiasto
Optional Social Event for Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

Friday, June 28

8.15

Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows Depart from Golden Tulip Centre (Campanile, Premiere Classe and Golden Tulip Hotels) for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews


8.30-9.30
Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Registration
 
9.30-9.45

Introduction
Monika Mazur-Rafał (President of the Managing Board, Humanity in Action Poland)

9.45-10.15 Opening Remarks: "Origins and Mission of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews"
Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

10.15-10.20 Action Project Presentation: "Voices from Poland: The Polish Minority Perspective"
Project developed by David Liebers and Daniel Jezierski (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

10.20-11.15 Keynote: "Poles and Jews: Shared History with Diverging Narratives"
Konstanty Gebert (Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza)

11.15-11.45

Coffee Break
 

11.45-13.00

Breakout Sessions

Warsaw Auditorium: "The Figure of the 'Other' in the Polish Context"
Prof. Zdzisław Mach (Head of Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University)

New York Classroom: "Jan Karski: The Fighter for Democracy"
Monika Koszyńska (Chief Specialist, Education, Museum of the History of Polish Jews) and Wojciech Białożyt (Executive Director, Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego)

Berlin Sreening Room: "Resistance and the Polish Secret State"
Hanna Nowak-Radziejowska (Manager of Culture, Warsaw Wola Museum)

Amsterdam Classroom: "The Polish-Jewish Dialogue in Practice"
Łucja Koch (Manager of the Department of Education, Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

Copenhagen Classroom: "Joining Forces: Religion, the Roman Catholic Church and Catholicism" 
Dr. Sebastian Duda (Journalist, Newsweek Poland; Theologist)

Sarajevo Screening Room: "Herstory: Women in Solidarity & Beyond"
Dr. Elżbieta Korolczuk (Sociologist, 8th March Women Alliance)

Lyon Classroom: "DIS/ABLED: Pre-empt Prejudice"
Monika Mazur-Rafał (President of the Managing Board, Humanity in Action Poland) and Magdalena Szarota (Co-founder and Board Member, Association of Disabled Women ONE.pl; Board Member/Communications Director, Humanity in Action Poland)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.05

Action Project Presentation: "Simulation Games for Teaching Human Rights and Active Citizenship in Post-Soviet Moldova"
Project developed by Zachariah Falconer-Stout (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

14.05-15.00

Keynote: "Poland's Narrative of Protest" 
Steve Crawshaw (Director, Office of Secretary General, Amnesty International; co-author, Small Acts of Resistance)

15.00-15.15

Proceed to Breakout Sessions

15.15-16.30

Breakout Sessions

Sarajevo Screening Room: "Regaining the Public Sphere: Civil Society and the NGO Sector"
Jakub Wygnański (President of the Managing Board, Unit for Social Innovation and Research - Shipyard)

Warsaw Auditorium: "Sharing Best Practices about the Solidarity Movement with African Countries in Transition"
Zbigniew Bujak (Former member of Solidarity leadership; Member of the Programming Board, Humanity in Action Poland)

Copenhagen Classroom: "Addressing Racial Profiling through Community Organizing"
Tara Dickman (Community Organizer, Studio Praxis; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Lyon Classroom: "Poland and Its Neighbours: Sharing Experiences with the East"
Krzysztof Stanowski (President of the Management Board, Solidarity Fund PL)

Amsterdam Classroom: "Skeletons in the Closet: Secret Service Archives and Reconciliation" 
Dr. Krzysztof Persak (Chief of Staff, Institute of National Remembrance)

Berlin Screening Room: "Human Rights and Minority Rights in Poland"
Katarzyna Wencel (Attorney; Member, Association for Legal Intervention)

New York Classroom: "The Other: A Transcultural Personal Narrative"
Claude Grunitzky (Founder, TRACE Magazine; Co-founder/Chairman, TRUE)

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-17.05 Action Project Presentation: "Diversity on the Other Side of the Wall: Muslims in Sofia"
Project developed by Ina Doublekova (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

17.05-17.25 Film Clip: "Solidarity: Time of Change"
17.25-18.10

Keynote: "The Solidarity Movement: Its Emergence and Impact"
Henryk Wujec (Dissident; Founding member of Solidarity movement; Adviser to the President; Member of the Programming Board, Humanity in Action Poland)

Moderated by David Liebers (Fulbright Scholar, Fundacja Wolność i Demokracja; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

 


20.00

Plac Zabaw
Optional Social Event for 2013 Humanity in Action Fellows


20.00-23.00

Restaurant Bufet Centralny
Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Reunion Dinner

This event is open to all Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, Humanity in Action Board members and invited guests.

Welcome Remarks
Artur Wieczorek (President, Humanity in Action Poland Senior Fellow Network) and Przemek Iwanek (Project Manager, Humanity in Action; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Saturday, June 29

8.30

Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows Depart from Golden Tulip Centre (Campanile, Premiere Classe and Golden Tulip Hotels) for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews


8.30-9.30

Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Registration

9.30-9.45 Introduction
Magdalena Szarota (Board Member/Communications Director, Humanity in Action Poland)

9.45-10.00 Action Project Presentation: "Pink Spectacles of Polish Communism: Queer Café"
Project developed by Mieszko Hajkowski (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)  

10.00-11.00

Keynote: “CEEC: Transformation, Socio-Economic Change, Civil Society”    
Prof. Andrzej Rychard (Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences)

11.00-11.15

Proceed to Breakout Sessions

11.15-12.30

Breakout Sessions

Warsaw Auditorium: Panel Discussion: "Senior Fellows in Action: Lessons in Active Citizenship from the Humanity in Action Community"

  • Ina Doublekova (Co-founder, A25 Cultural Foundation; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
  • Liat Krawczyk (Co-founder and Director, Jeneba Project; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
  • Roman Shmulenson (Executive Director of COJECO - Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
  • Anna Zamejc (Social Media Manager, Project Syndicate; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Moderated by Corey Walker (Program Intern, Humanity in Action France; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Berlin Screening Room: "The Diplomat's Handbook"
Kurt Bassuener (Independent policy analyst in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Co-founder and Senior Associate, Democratization Policy Council)

Lyon Classroom: "Racism and Antisemitism in Poland"
Dr hab. Rafał Pankowski (Co-founder, "Never Again" Association; East-Europe Monitoring Center; Collegium Civitas)

Moderated by Brian Tuohy (PhD Student in Sociology, University of Chicago; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Copenhagen Classroom: "Technology for Social Change"
Chris Worman (Director of Program Development, TechSoup Global)

New York Conference Room: "Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Poland"
Agnieszka Kosowicz (President, Board of the Polish Migration Forum)

Amsterdam Classroom: "LGBTQ Rights: Private Issues in Public Spaces"
Ewa Tomaszewicz (Journalist and Philologist, Co-founder of Cabaret Barbie Girls)

Sarajevo Screening Room: "Human Rights and Democracy: Polish Foreign Policy Priorities within the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe"
Maciej Janczak (Deputy Director, Department of United Nations and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland)

12.30-13.45 Lunch

13.45-13.50

Action Project Presentation: "with WINGS and ROOTS"
Project developed by Christina Antonakos-Wallace (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

13.50-14.00

Screening: "Introduction to the Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship in the European Parliament"

14.00-15.00

Keynote: "A Perspective from Kiev: European Engagement with Ukraine"
Pat Cox (President of the European Parliament Former Members’ Association; former President of the European Parliament and the European Movement International)

15.00-15.15

Proceed to Breakout Sessions

15.15-16.30

Breakout Sessions

Warsaw Audtorium: Panel Discussion: "Perspectives on Humanitarian Interventions"

  • Dr. Hans Binnendijk (Chair, Humanity in Action Inc.; Senior Fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations)
  • Prof. Lamija Tanovic (Professor, University of Sarajevo; Chair, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina) 
  • Ambassador Janusz Reiter (President of the Programming Board, Humanity in Action Poland; President and Founder of the Center for International Relations)

Moderated by Anders Jerichow (Chair, Humanity in Action Denmark; Journalist, Politiken)

Berlin Screening Room: "What is My Dream Job and How Do I Get It?"
Mona Shair (Director, Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship in the European Parliament, key2advance)

Lyon Classroom: "Introduction to European Fundraising: How Does the European Union Support Human Rights Education?"
Anne Stalfort (Director of Partnerships, Humanity in Action Germany)

New York Classroom: "Introduction to Social Campaigning"
Marek Dorobisz (Creative Director, Lemon Sky)

Amsterdam Classroom  "Reshaping the Economic Order and the Establishment of New Economic Elites in Post-Communist Poland" 
Stefan Kawalec (Chief Advisor to the Aviva Plc Group)

Copenhagen Classroom: "Out-Migrations from Poland in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"
Prof. Dr. Rainer Münz (Head of Research, Erste Bank)

Sarajevo Screening Room: "New Technologies for Human Rights, Community Building and Digital Citizenship: Opportunities and Threats"
Katarzyna Szymielewicz (Co-Founder and President, Foundation Panopticon) and Marta Poślad (Department of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google)

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-17.05 Action Project Presentation: "Sierra Leone Memory Project"
Project developed by Joseph Kaifala and Liat Krawczyk (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

17.05-18.10 Keynote: "Then They Laugh At You: A Conversation about Art, Politics and Activism"
Baratunde Thurston (CEO and Co-founder, Cultivated Wit; Author, How To Be Black)

18.10-18.30

Closing Remarks and Reflections on 15 Years of Humanity in Action

  • Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)
  • Antje Scheidler (National Director, Humanity in Action Germany)
  • Philip Ugelow (Deputy Executive Director, Humanity in Action; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
18.30-19.00 Meetings of 2013 Humanity in Action Fellows


20.30-22.30
Basen
Farewell Dinner

Sunday, June 30
8.30

Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows Depart from Golden Tulip Centre (Campanile, Premiere Classe and Golden Tulip Hotels) for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews


9.30-9.45

Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Introduction
Monika Mazur-Rafał (President of the Managing Board, Humanity in Action Poland)

9.45-10.45 Film Screening: "The Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943"
Tomasz Cebulski (Historian and Independent Guide)

10.45 Departure for Site Visits


10.45-18.15
Treblinka
Site Visit to Treblinka Extermination Camp and Memorial
Discussion with Tomasz Cebulski (Historian and Independent Guide)


10.45-13.00

Warsaw
Warsaw Tours (Morning Session)

  • Group 1: Warsaw, City of Free People
  • Group 2: Jewish Warsaw
  • Group 3: Communist Warsaw

14.45-17.15

Warsaw Tours (Afternoon Session)

  • Group 1: Warsaw, City of Free People
  • Group 2: Multicultural Praga


20.00
Aïoli
Informal Farewell Gathering