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An exhausted child cries on the railway tracks between Serbia and Hungary as night falls, and her family argues nearby whether to cross into Hungary and face temporary detention. © 2015 ZALMAÃ for Human Rights Watch

On 28 July 1951, the Refugee Convention was adopted at a special United Nations conference. Today, 65 years later, there are more displaced people across the world than at any time since UNHCR records. What role does culture play in the context of flight and migration? What's the contribution of culture and foreign policy? These and other questions are in the focus of the ifa dossier "Migration and Culture".

ifa Research Award winners 2016

Elena Korowin, photo: privat

Elena Korowin and Jens Adam have been awarded the ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy 2016. In her doctoral thesis "Der Russen-Boom 1970–1990" Korowin analysed Soviet art exhibitions in West Germany during the Cold War. Jens Adam's PhD thesis "Kontaktzonen des Nationalen" investigates foreign cultural policy in conflict zones.

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Joint Japan-Brazil pop concert in Rio

"Olha Pro Céu~Look at the Sky~" is the title of a two-day joint Japan-Brazil pop concert in Rio de Janeiro.

Japan Foundation | 29.07.2016

Finalists of the 2016 LUX Film Prize

The three finalists competing for the 2016 LUX Film Prize were announced in Rome by the European Parliament’s culture committee chair Silvia Costa.

European Parliament | 28.07.2016

Concerns about travel prohibitions in Turkey

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Goethe-Insitut exercised criticism on Turkey’s treatment of its scientists and scholars.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation | 28.07.2016


28.07.2016 – 06.08.2016 | Windhoek, Swakopmund
The German government's lecture programme: Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
30.07.2016, 19:00 – 21:00 h | ifa Gallery Berlin
Performance and workshop
06.08.2016 | Streetlevel Gallery, Glasgow
Exhibition opening
12.08.2016 | Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul
Exhibition opening
25.08.2016 | Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali
Exhibition opening

Cultures merge

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to a peaceful and enriching coexistence of people and cultures worldwide.

A Syrian refugee, Muna, 16, makes a phone call outside her family tent located in the desert of Ereinbeh, Jordan on Nov. 14, 2013. © Ed Kashi

CCP Refugees and Migration

© Ed Kashi

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