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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

International Conference
"Towards a Culture of Human rights and Peace:
the Role of Universities"

Thessaloniki, Greece, 2 - 4 December 1999
Ceremony Hall of the A.U.Th.
Old Building of the Faculty of Philosophy

"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed." (Constitution of UNESCO, 1945)

The UNESCO Chair of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Education for Human Rights and Peace organises an International Conference on the topic:

"Towards a Culture of Human Rights and Peace-The Role of Universities"

The Conference will be held in Thessaloniki, December 2-4, 1999, at the Aristotle University (Ceremony Hall, at the Old Building of the Faculty of Philosophy) and inaugurates the UNESCO Chair activities for the celebration of 2000-International Year for the Culture of Peace.

The Conference aims at the creation, in the broader area of South-Eastern Europe, of a large network of University Schools, UNESCO Chairs, Research Institutes, Non-Governmental Organizations etc. working on programs of education, teaching and research related to the Culture of Peace. The invited speakers of the Conference are UNESCO officials, UNESCO Chairholders, Directors of Research Institutes, Rectors and Professors of Universities.

The participation in the Conference is free and on-line translation will be provided.

Please find  the Conference Programme below..

For further information please contact:
Phone-Fax: (003031) 997361, 995311
Web: http://unesco.auth.go/conf99/unesco_uk.htm




09.00 - 10.00 Opening Ceremony of the Conference - Addresses
10.00 - 10.20

String Ensemble "ROTONDA"
Director: Irina Dragneva
A. Vivaldi, Concerto Grosso
L' Estro Armonico

Session 1 * Chair: Dr. Francine Fournier

10.20 - 10.40

D. Chitoran, Professor
UNESCO, Special Advisor of the Director General
What kind of University for the 21st century? The challenges of a Culture of Peace for Higher Education

10.40 - 10.55 Coffee break
10.55 - 11.15

D. Adams, Professor
UNESCO, Director of the Unit for the International Year for the Culture of Peace
Towards a Global Movement for a Culture of Peace

11.15 - 11.35

M. Cogen, Professor
International and European Research Unit,
University of Gent

The Academy for Conflict Resolution and a Culture of Peace

11.35 - 11.55

F. Rojas Rodriguez
Representative in Greece of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The development of humanitarian conscience at the University

12.00 - 13.00


Session 2 * Chair: Professor David Adams

17.00 - 17.20

F. Fournier,Dr.
UNESCO, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences
Human Rights Education: key to the Culture of Peace

17.20 - 17.40

A. Papisca, Professor
UNESCO Chairholder, Director of the European Master Programme, University of Padova
The European Master Programme on Human Rights and Democratization-Towards the Year 2000

17.40 - 18.00

T. Pentzopoulou-Valala, Professor
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G. Secretary of the UNESCO Center of Thessaloniki
The rising of the question of Human Rights in ancient greek philosophy

18.00 - 18.20

Coffee break

Session 3 * Chair: Professor Janusz Symonides

18.20 - 18.40

S. Cvetanovski, Professor
Vice-Rector, "Sts Cyril and Methodius" University of Skopje
Intercultural Understanding

18.40 - 19.00

R. Valchev, Professor
UNESCO Chairholder, Bourgas Free University
The idea of tolerance in the post-communist world of the South-Eastern Europe

19.00 - 19.20

E. Micu, Professor
Rector, North University of Baia Mare,
L. E. Kozma, Assoc. Professor
North University of Baia Mare
The role of Universities in developing interethnic
relations and the preservation of the national cultural identity

19.20 - 20.00 Discussion

Reception by the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Professor M. Papadopoulos


  Session 4 * Chair: Professor Dumitru Chitoran
09.00 - 9.20

J. Symonides, Professor
UNESCO, Director of the Department for Peace, Human Rights, Democracy and Tolerance
Normative basis of a Culture of Peace. The Human Right to Peace

09.20 - 09.40

G. Mader, Dr.
President, European University Center for Peace Studies (E.P.U.), UNESCO Chair
Pioneering a Culture of Peace: the role of the UNESCO Chairs and Universities
presented by R. Doole, M.A., M.Sc., Academic Coordinator, E.P.U.

09.40 - 10.00

I. Moroianu Zlatescu, Professor
Director of the Romanian Institute for Human Rights
La Culture des Droits de l' Homme et de la Paix

10.00-10.20 Coffee break

Session 5 * Chair: Professor Mircea Malitza

10.20 - 10.40

J. Calleja, Dr.
Lecturer, University of Malta
Universities in cultures of peace, mediation and prevention

10.40 - 11.00

M. Sharaka, Professor
UNESCO Chairholder, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
The civil society and democracy in Palestine

11.00 - 11.20

M. Prindezis
Directrice, Association Mondiale pour l' "Ecole-Instrument de Paix"
Le rôle des ONG pour la promotion d' une Culture des Droits de l' Homme et de la Paix

11.20 - 12.20


  Session 6 * Chair: Professor Savo Cvetanovski
17.00 - 17.20

G. Mavroidis, Dr.
Conseiller pour l' Éducation, Délégation Permanente de la Grèce auprè s de l' UNESCO
L' éducation physique, l' athlétisme et les sports au service de la Paix à l'aube du 3ème millénaire

17.20 - 17.40

V. Iancu, Professor
UNESCO, Commission Nationale de Roumanie, UNESCO Chair
La Chaire UNESCO des Droits de l' Homme, Démocratie et Paix de l'Université du Nord de Baia Mare et la protection des droits des minorités nationales de Roumanie

17.40 - 18.00

O. Murdzeva-Skarik, Professor
Representative of the UNESCO Chair, "Sts Cyril and Methodius" University of Skopje, Director of the Balkan Peace Studies Center
A Network of Universities for a Culture of Peace

  Session 7 * Chair: Professor Emil Micu
18.20 - 18.40

Y. -R. Nedeljkovic, Professor
Assistant Executive Director of the European Center for Peace and Development of U.N. University for Peace
Education for Peace through the unity of human rights and duties, on the basis of history of morality and culture

18.40 - 19.00

M. Malitza, Professor
President of the Black Sea University Foundation, Member of the Romanian Academy
Ten thousand cultures, one single civilization

19.00 - 20.00 Discussion


  Session 8 * Chairs: Professor Emeritus Lambros Houssiadas
Professor Olga Murdzeva-Skarik

UNESCO Chair of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Presentation by Members

09.30 - 09.45

D. Papadopoulou, Professor
UNESCO Chairholder, A.U.Th. ,
Director of the Institute of Education for Peace

Contemporary World Problems and the Scientist' s  Responsibility: an academic programme towards a Culture of Human Rights and Peace

09.45 - 09.55

L. Papadopoulos, Dr.
Lecturer, School of Law, A.U.Th.
International Organizations, Human Rights and Peace

09.55 - 10.05

A. Kamarianos, Assoc. Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine, A.U.Th., Director of the Laboratory of Ecology and Protection of Environment
Environmental Protection: an issue of Peace Education

10.05 - 10.15

M. Zamani-Valassiadou, Assoc. Professor
School of Physics, A.U.Th.
Nuclear Physics in contemporary and future society

10.15 - 10.25

A. Benos, Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, A.U.Th.
Contemporary Social Problems: a challenge for Human Rights Education

10.25 - 10.35

P. Kordoutis, Dr.
Lecturer, School of Psychology, A.U.Th.
Interdependence and Social Values: reflections for a better world

10.35 - 10.45

E. Stefanidis, Student
School of Physics, A.U.Th.
Youth for a Culture of Peace

10.45 - 11.15 Discussion
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.35 - 11.45

Saxophone solo
by Theofilos Sotiriadis,
member of the UNESCO Chair
S. Kassap, Saxophone balkanique
A. Piazzola, Tango - Étude no 6

  Session 9 * Chairs: Professor Dumitru Chitoran
Professor Dimitra Papadopoulou
11.45 - 12.30

General Discussion - Conclusions
Closing Ceremony

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