Peace and Human Rights in the Digital Age
The University for Peace has been conceived since its inauguration in 2015 as a series of events made for residents but also by residents. This year we would like to further enhance your involvement by creating a festival of residents’ initiatives. If you would like to propose an event or organize one yourself, we would like to hear from you.
The digital revolution is profoundly altering the way that we think and our interactions. It is bringing about transformations that are as deep as those that followed since the invention of the printing press.
The 2018 edition of the University of Peace (19-25 March, 2018) will ask how the digital revolution is affecting our ability to solve conflicts between groups and bring about international cooperation. It will also ask in what ways digital technologies are affecting our culture, heritage and fundamental rights, presenting threats to them in some cases and ushering in new rights in others, such as that to the open sharing of knowledge.
Finally, it will explore how the rights and daily experiences of workers throughout the world have been transformed by new digital technologies. These are so many ways of asking how contemporary information and communications technologies are shaping democracy and how democracies are in turn shaping those technologies.
Please share your ideas for projects with us, whether they are fully formed or half-baked. All formats are welcome, from discussions, workshops and round-tables, to happenings and art installations, etc. Perhaps you would like to try and make a difference in the world yourself? This is an opportunity to use a high profile platform to become involved.
If you would like advice in developing your proposal, please contact the representative of the University of Peace in your House of residence.
Deadline for submitting projects: Tuesday 28th November, 12pm.
Created on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Cité Internationale, the University of Peace is an ambitious project that brings together the initiatives of the directors of houses and residents of the Cité. For several days, high-level speakers are invited to debate on current topics, at the heart of the concerns of contemporary societies.
Previous editions have brought together such personalities as Antonio GUTERRES, Secretary General of the UN, Carlos MOEDAS, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Juan Carlos HENAO PEREZ, Rector of Externado University in Bogota and peace negotiator in Colombia and Jean-Claude AMEISEN, André AZOULAY, Alfred GROSSER, Jacques TOUBON, among many others.