Cultural Diversity and Heritage Preservation - Panel Discussion

Event time: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Zhang Auditorium, Yale School of Management See map
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

Session moderator: Laura Wexler, Yale University, United States

Session panelists (may be subject to change):

  • Ziad Al-Saad, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Miloš Drdácký, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Jacqueline Goldsby, Yale University, United States
  • Paul Grant-Costa, Yale University, United States
  • Ahmed Hassen, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Beatriz Mugayar Kühl, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India
  • Robert Preucel, Brown University, United States

Envisioned is a panel discussion aimed at formulating an expansive and inclusive concept of cultural heritage and investigating varied modes of preservation. Panelists will cover themes including the purpose and utility of memory, the balance between the global and local, the relevance of preserving physical objects - all investigating the question: What gets saved, where, and who decides? Moderated by Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the panel will consist mainly of delegates to the United Nations Global Colloquium with additional representation by Yale faculty.

The panel is free to attend and its outcome will inform the discussions at UN global colloquium about gaps in research and training as well as possible areas of institutional collaboration. The conclusions of the panel will be presented by a rapporteur to the UN Global Colloquium Plenary on April 13th. As presently conceived, the panel will be video recorded and made available to the public.

Yale organizing committee: Ned Blackhawk, Angela Gleason, Christine McCarthy, Paul Messier, Chitra Ramalingam, Stefan Simon, and Laura Wexler.

Contact Paul Messier, Head of the IPCH Lens Media Lab (, if you have any questions about this event.