Cultural Heritage: Conflict and Reconciliation

Posted on Apr 6, 2015

unnamedFriday, April 17
Meyer Auditorium
Freer Gallery of Art
Smithsonian Institution
Washington D.C.
2:00 p.m. Panel

Plenary and reception to follow. Registration required.

The Smithsonian Institution and the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center are hosting an afternoon event to discuss the ways that cultural heritage is increasingly implicated in conflict and also used to aid societal reconciliation and revitalization. This event will bring together academic, government, intergovernmental, civic and private sector leaders to discuss the global state-of-affairs for cultural heritage protection and promotion, and to consider forms of cooperation in research and professional practice around this increasingly important dimension of international affairs.

The featured panel of cultural heritage leaders for this event includes:
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO (if schedule allows)
Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage
Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
Emily Rafferty, President, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Interviewed by David Rubenstein, Smithsonian Regent and University of Chicago Trustee and co-founder, The Carlyle Group