Scholars from the three universities and selected experts from other institutions will consider how the United States and Europe have approached questions of tolerance and inclusion of groups of different ethnic and religious backgrounds in their civil socieites.
This first joint conference seeks to address differences and similarities in the discourse on tolerance from European and American perspectives. It will attempt to define the societal and civil role of this discourse in societies that claim to be part of a global society. The participants will analyze distinctive and common features in the culturally evolved value systems, discussing transfer and socio-cultural boundaries. In addition, the participants will take a closer look at governmental and societal instruments that facilitate tolerance and understanding of the concept of equality of all individuals.
Date and Location:
Friday, November 14 (starts at 2:00 pm) and Saturday, November 15 (starts at 9:00 am); University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities
Link to the Program:
Additional information may be obtained from:
Andrea Adam, German University Alliance, 871 United Nations Plaza. New York, NY 10017, USA, Telephone: +1 212 758 3392, Email: adam@GermanUniversities.org