Building Tolerance Symposium

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dana Room, Dana Library (4th Floor)

RUTGERS Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Newark, NJ

 

 

Welcome Address 9:00-9:10 am

Symposium Chair – Lawrence I. Lerner, UCSJ President

 

 

Session I “Teaching Tolerance for the 21st Century” 9:10 am-12:45 pm

Moderator, Nela Navarro, Associate Director, Director of Education, RUTGERS Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights

 

 

Teaching Tolerance:  Challenges and Opportunities

  • Nela Navarro, Associate Director, Director of Education, RUTGERS Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
  • Vadim Karastelev, Expert, MHG
  • Discussion

 

Education and the Legislation of Tolerance: Russia and USA

  • Igor  Kotler, President and Executive Director of the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance
  • Leonid Stonov, International Director, UCSJ
  • Discussion

 

Embracing Educational & Civil Society Collaborations

What can Institutions of Higher Education Learn from the work of Civil Society? What can Civil Society Learn from Institutions of Higher Learning?

  • Steve Bronner, RUTGERS  Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
  • Dmitrii Makarov, Youth Human Rights Movement
  • Discussion

 

Finalizing Session I

Moderator, Nela Navarro, Associate Director, Director of Education, RUTGERS  Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights

 

« Lunch 12:45-2:00pm »

 

Session II “Promoting Religious Freedom” 2:00-4:30 pm

Moderator, Dale Irwin, President of New York Theological Seminary

 

Promoting Religious Diversity

  • Dale Irwin, President of New York Theological Seminary
  • Steve Bronner, RUTGERS  Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
  • Discussion

 

The Use and Misuse of Religion and Secularism

  • Sergei Burianov, Liberty of Conscience Institute
  • Igor  Kotler, President and Executive Director of the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance
  • Discussion

 

Religious Persecutions and Hate Crimes

  • Valeriy Borshchev, Charitable Foundation Social Partnership
  • Nataliya Yudina, Expert of SOVA Center
  • Discussion

 

Closing Session “Advocating for Tolerance and Plurality: Looking Ahead”

4:30-5:00 pm

Moderator, Lawrence I. Lerner, UCSJ President

  • Defining spheres for workgroups
  • Discussion