image003PEACEMAKERS 2014 “Immigration: The Dutch and The Turkish Youth”

Greetings from Koç University, Istanbul.

We are glad to share with you our coming Peacemakers Conference on How to Overcome Prejudices with Dignity – June 2014!

The topic for this third edition will be “Immigration: The Dutch and the Turkish Youth”. We both aim to analyze the sources of these conflicts & prejudices and also work on the ways to overcome these prejudices.

The 2014 Peacemakers initiative will be as follows:

– June 24th Conference
– June 25th-26th-27th Workshop, please register

The conference will be open to the public and you can be excited about inspiring speeches, panel discussions as well as entrepreneurial talks.
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Keynote speakers at the upcoming conference include:
· Dr. Özlem Altan Olcay (Koç University)
· President of Koç University Prof. Umran Inan
· Consul General of Kingdom of Netherlands Robert Schuddeboom
· Netherlands Instituut in Turkije/Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü
· Prof. Nermin Abadan Unat (Boğaziçi University)
· Prof. Jan Rath (Univeristy of Amsterdam)
· Prof. Ayhan Kaya (İstanbul Bilgi University)
· MIREKOÇ (Migration Research Program at Koç University)
· Dr. Donna Hicks (Harvard University)

On a separate note, the participation at the workshop, led by Dr. Donna Hicks from Harvard University, is limited to candidates fulfilling specific criteria:
– Show interest in the specific topic
– Command of English
– Age: 20-30 years old
– CV, application and letter of intent will be the criteria evaluated

21 participants will be selected: 7 of them being Turkish living in The Netherlands; 7 Dutch living in The Netherlands; 7 Turkish living in Turkey.

Lodging and flights will be provided for selected workshop participants.

Please do not hesitate to circulate the information to anybody who might be interested. To apply for the workshop and for the first day´s conference (open to the public) please register

Application Deadline is April 18th, 2014!

In the meantime, enjoy the article enclosed regarding Dr. Hicks´ Dignity model.

Please let me know if you need more information.

Looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

Best regards,

Peacemakers Team