Use of History in Recent Public Debates

Online (Zoom), August 12, 2020, 16.00-18.00 (Romanian time, in English) Looking back at controversial historical episodes has become a widely spread reference point in nowadays public debates and politics. Recently, monuments of figures like Christopher Columbus were targeted and destroyed during protests against racism in the US. Another example is...

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Spirituality in Development Projects and in Communities

Online (Zoom), August 13, 2020, 16.00-17.30 (Romanian time, in English) Spirituality has been disregarded by the development field. Researches have shown that the replacement of traditional manifestations including spirituality with modernity has provoked changes in all fields of humanity, including global development. During this webinar we will see how spirituality...

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Teaching an Undergraduate Experiential Course: Lessons Learned

Online (Zoom), August 11, 2020, 13.00-15.00 (Romanian time, in English) The webinar will focus on the relevance of experiential learning for undergraduate education and, more specifically, on designing such courses. The presentation builds on a course that I developed and am currently teaching at the University of Toronto Scarborough –...

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Africa and East-Central Europe: Exploring and Reflecting on Collective Traumatic Experiences from the Past

Online (Zoom), August 10, 2020, 18.00-19.30 (Romanian time, in English) The webinar is an invitation to explore differences and similarities between the lived experiences of colonialism & postcolonialism, as well as totalitarianism and the transition to democratic regimes in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In more specific terms,...

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Non-Transactional Forgiveness: Suffering and Forgiveness in Communist Prisons

Online (Zoom), August 7, 2020, 14.00-16.00 (Romanian time, in English) While forgiveness is often understood in transactional terms—the overcoming of vindictive passions is due to changes from the part of the wrongdoer that the victim cannot ignore—in this webinar I discuss one category of forgiveness that does not depend on...

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Urban Safety Policies – Integrating Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Developing Safer Cities

Online (Zoom), August 6, 2020, 10.00-12.00 (Romanian time, in English) Urban Safety becomes an increasingly important topic as concern for the development of safe and sustainable cities amounts throughout society. This is evident also in the fact that one of the SDGs (Goal nr. 11) is aimed at making cities...

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