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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".
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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"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
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
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