Cluster Projects

Reformatting Space

Reformatting Space: The Self-Proclaimed “Islamic State’s” Strategy of Destroying Cultural Heritage and Committing Genocide
The “Islamic State” is reformatting the Middle East and parts of North Africa. The systematic genocide against non-Sunnis and the wiping out of the respective cultural heritage sites and holy places is nothing but a consequent removal of religious pluralism and tolerance.
Article by Nico Prucha, Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at the Department for War Studies, King’s College London.

Ben O'Loughlin and Courtney A. Beale

Countering Violent Extremism - Towards a New Era of Peacebuilding

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Countering Violent Extremism - Towards a New Era of Peacebuilding

New York University, 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

Boy Runner - 100BC - AD 100 - Bronze, stone, and bone - H.118 cm - The National Archeological Museum, Naples (MANN). On display at the “Power and Pathos - Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” exhibition ongoing at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC through December 13th, 2015 - March 20th, 2016

Lecture on the Hellenistic bronzes by Gianfranco Adornato

Organization: National Gallery of Art, Washington; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Date: March 18, 2016 at 2.30 pm

Satire and Freedom of Expression

Finding caricature and satire at the heart of controversy is nothing new, as they have been accompanied by suspicion, criticism and outright rejection since time immemorial.
Article by Gisela Vetter-Liebenow, director, Wilhelm Busch Museum of Caricature and Graphic Arts

Ben O'Loughlin and Courtney A. Beale

Countering Violent Extremism - Towards a New Era of Peacebuilding

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Countering Violent Extremism - Towards a New Era of Peacebuilding

New York University, 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

What is Cultural Heritage? And for Whom?

Tuesday, November 10, 3 - 5 pm

What is Cultural Heritage? And for Whom?
EU Delegation to the U.S., 2175 K Street NW, Washington DC, 20037 (entrance on 22nd Street; Metro: Farragut North)

Santa Barbara, Court House 1929, W. Mooser/Fort San Juan

Designing America. Spain's Imprint in the US

As part of EUNIC Protecting Our Heritage Project, Designing America Public Programs organized by the Embassy of Spain bring together U.S. historians and experts to talk about a wide range of topics relating to Spain ́s contributions to the United States throughout the centuries.

Can/Must Good Art Be Politically Correct?

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 - 8 pm

Can/Must Good Art Be Politically Correct?

New York University, 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

Looted Goods from the Near East

Looted Goods from the Near East: Attacks on the Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Article by Dr. Iris Gerlach, German Archaeological Institute, Orient Department, Head of the Sanaa Branch

Thinking on Policies

In September 2015, the US State Department announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the disruption of any trade in antiquities (and/or oil) that is benefiting ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Will such a reward be money well spent?

Article by Neil Brodie, Senior Research Fellow in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow.

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