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Learn more about past TAD conferences

The TAD project focuses on promoting dialogue emphasizing the significance of culture in fostering global citizenship within the context of mindful education. This discussions aim to dig deeper into key questions assessing the value of embedding culture into basic higher education curricula.

Brochures & Posters of previous TAD conferences ...

TAD 2011

Living Culture in the University
'Developing Citizens of the World'

Arts and culture are defined by the creativeness of our society. If the level of culture, education and intellectual life rises, citizens will understand their daily problems much better. They will
evaluate their problems easier and will face life with greater confidence and understanding,
respectively show greater tolerance for the thinking and acting of other people.

"Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being."

- Thomas Carlyle

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TAD 2014

Connecting through Culture
'A vision for Global Citizenship'

Examining the critical role of culture / broad education for developing students & teachers who think broadly, recognize and respect cultural diversity & heritage, and whose engagement in the arts serves as a conduit to personal authenticity & innovation.

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TAD 2017

Creating human bonds
through Cultural Diplomacy

More than ever before, cultural diplomacy has a vital role to play in international relations, enabling us to appreciate and promote points of intersectionality and common bonds. Bridging differences begins with approaching others with the will to acknowledge and understand their and our own cultural identities and ‘othernesses’.

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TAD 2020

Re-Imagining the Tower of Babel:
Languages, Cultures, Cultural Diplomacy,
and World Peace 

The 2020 edition of TAD was aimed to explore the complexities of human communication and develop our skills at engaging with them. By channelling discussion around three main areas of focus, it should encourage participants to reflect on our contemporary patterns of communication and the way they shape, hinder, and enable more meaningful relationships, taking the lead from the historical, literary and spiritual layers of representation and interpretation of culture supplied by the powerful image of the Tower of Babel.

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