Cultural Tolerance in the International Perspective

Film programme and international conference in Tartu

Film programme is screened in the circular auditorium of the chemistry building of Tartu University from 26 to 31 August, every day at 17:00 and 19:00.

Conference takes place on 30 August in the conference hall of the library of Tartu University at 10.00

Organisers: Tartu University, Black Nights Film Festival and non-profit organisation “armastus”
Supporters: Embassy of the United States of America, Canadian Embassy, French Cultural Centre, Danish Embassy, German Cultural Institute of Tallinn / Goethe Institute, Office of the Minister of Population, German Cultural Institute of Tartu

Everyone is welcome, the film screenings and conference have free entrance.

Cultural Tolerance in the International Perspective

Conference on 30 August in the library of Tartu University 

Lecturers of the conference will present their experiences, problems and solutions related to the cultural conflicts and the possibilities of raising tolerance. Through examples and theoretical discussions the multifaceted view is given of various cultures, problems of minorities and the importance of tolerance.

The conference allows to put your word in and discuss these subjects in Estonian society, the discrimination, adjustment into foreign culture, prejudices etc.

The lectures are in Estonian or English, with translation to either language respectively.

Discussing the culture and tolerance are:

Mati Heidmets, Professor of Psychology of Tallinn University

Paul–Eerik Rummo, Minister of Population

Djavad Dadsetan (France), Iranian historian, journalist and scriptwriter, art director of "Art en Exile" which assembles the immigrants in France

Mona Polacca (USA), Hopi/Havasupai, Arizona State University, member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Gave a presentation at the World Peace Forum in Vancouver in 2006.

Naser Khader (Denmark), Member of Danish Parliament, leader of the movement “Democratic Muslims”. With Palestinian and Syrian origin, he is an Ambassador of UNICEF and the author of many books.

Shermin Langhoff (Germany), freelance producer, has curated many cultural festivals and co-operated in Fatih Akin’s films "Against the Wall" and “Crossing the Bridge: Sounds of Istanbul".

Steven Mock (Canada) London School of Economics

Daphne Halikiopoulou (Greece) London School of Economics

Eva Maria Asari (Estonia) London School of Economics

Aune Valk, lecturer of intercultural communication, Open University of the University of Tartu

View the schedule of the conference


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