Cartooning for Peace

16 October 2006 | SEMINAR 5

The fifth seminar in the "Unlearning Intolerance" seminar series of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), entitled "Cartooning for Peace", focused on the nature of editorial cartooning and the responsibility of cartoonists in promoting peace issues. The anger and divisiveness engendered by the publication of the caricature of Prophet Mohammed and the recent controversial exhibit on the Holocaust, suggest both a sense of the power and the necessity of responsibility, in the art of cartooning. The choice of this particular topic presented another opportunity for the United Nations to be a forum where difficult, but necessary, questions are raised and addressed, not only to suggest answers but to spur non-confrontational thought, debate, and enquiry.

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Opening Remarks

Shashi Tharoor, Kofi Annan, Jean Plantu

Morning Panel

Godfrey Amon Mwampwemba, Mike Luckovich, Carsten Graabaek, Liza Donnelly, Jeff Danziger, Cintia Bolio, Discussion

Afternoon Panel

Jean Plantu Part I, Jean Plantu Part II, Ranan Lurie, Anne Telnaes, Norio Yamanoi, Michel Kichka, Baha Boukhari, Discussion

Closing Remarks

Holli Semetko, Shashi Tharoor

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Critical Perspectives in Combating Genocide

What We Can Do to Prevent. What We Can Do During. What We Must Do After.
21 November 2005 | SEMINAR 4

The fourth seminar in the Unlearning Intolerance seminar series, which coincided with the sixtieth anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, focused on genocide, its prevention, the punishment of war criminals and raising public awareness. It included the reflections of someone who suffered personal loss from the 1994 Rwandan genocide, as well as those of a Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.

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Panelists

Juan Méndez, Dina Temple-Raston, Benjamin Ferencz, Simone Monasebian, Louise Mushikiwabo

Fanning the Flame of Tolerance

3 May 2005 | SEMINAR 3

The third seminar in the Unlearning Intolerance educational series of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) focused on Fanning the Flame of Tolerance: The Role of the Media. It was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 3 May 2005.

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Seminar

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Panelists

Amb. Mihnea Motoc, Ghida Fakhry, Erol Avdovic, Alfonso Armada.

Discussants

James Wurst, Suzanne Bilello.

Confronting Islamophobia

7 December 2004 | SEMINAR 2

Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened the seminar on "Confronting Islamophobia: Education for Tolerance and Understanding" at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 7 December. This seminar was the second in a series entitled "Unlearning Intolerance", organized by the Educational Outreach Section in the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI).

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Welcoming Remarks

Shashi Tharoor, Kofi Annan, Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Panel I - Perspectives on Islamophobia Today

Ahmed Kamal Aboulmagd, Hany El-Banna, John L. Esposito, Asma Gull Hasan, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Discussion

Panel II - Education for Tolerance and Understanding

Calvin O. Butts III, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri, R. Scott Appleby, Noah Feldman, Panchapakesa Jayaraman, Discussion

Panel III - Confronting Islamophobia

Monseigneur Gyorgy Fodor, Amaney Jamal, Djibril Diallo, Rabbi David Saperstein, Giandomenico Picco, Discussion

Closing Remarks

Shashi Tharoor

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Confronting anti-Semitism

21 June 2004 | SEMINAR 1

On 21 June, Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened the seminar on "Confronting anti-Semitism: Education for Tolerance and Understanding" at UN Headquarters in New York. This seminar was the first in a series entitled "Unlearning Intolerance", organized by the Educational Outreach Section in the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and was aimed at examining different manifestations of intolerance, as well as exploring means to promote respect and understanding among peoples.

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Welcoming Remarks

Shashi Tharoor, Kofi Annan, Elie Wiesel,

Panel I - Perspectives on anti-Semitism Today

Melvyn Weiss, Anne Bayefsky, James H. Charlesworth, Jacob Levy Mark Weitzman, Discussion

Panel II - Education for Tolerance and Understanding

Abraham Foxman, Edgar Bronfman, Sister Ruth Lautt, Swami Adiswarananda, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Discussion

Panel III - Confronting anti-Semitism

Malcolm Hoenlein, Stephen P. Cohen, Felice Gaer, Ephraim Isaac Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Discussion

Closing Remarks

Shashi Tharoor