Heritage and Justice: A Global Perspective

Date / Time

September 19, 2023

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

University of Illinois Chicago Panel on the occasion of a visit from the Cultural Property Advisory Committee and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Communities around the world rely on cultural heritage to remain connected to their past, place and ancestors, and to maintain their sense of belonging. Yet, the work on the preservation and safeguarding of heritage takes place today at local, national and global scales, given the scale and variety of threats to cultural heritage and communities who safeguard it: antiquities trafficking, networks of looting, war, migration, mining and extraction and climate change, to name a few. This panel will explore government, NGO and academic work at the intersection of international relations and cultural heritage and the importance of engaging with world communities. How can we imagine a future for cultural heritage work intersecting with international initiatives to advance equity? How can you get involved as a student or professional?

Opening Remarks:
Rafik Mansour, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Ömür Harmanşah, Director of the School of Art & Art History and Associate Professor of Art History, UIC

Alexandra Jones, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archaeology in the Community and Chair of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

Allison Davis, Lead Foreign Affairs Analyst, Cultural Heritage Center, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Rosa Cabrera, Executive Director, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anthropology, Graduate College, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Museum & Exhibition Studies, UIC

Zack Martin, PhD Student, Art History, UIC

Hosted by UIC and the U.S. Department of State.
Presented by UIC Institute for the Humanities.

Registration Required by Sept. 15. Seating is limited.

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