United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Monday 12 May

19:00 Official Opening: Koichiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO,
Paris; Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder, Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Los
Angeles; Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, Nicolas Sarkozy, French Interior
Minister; Natan Sharansky, Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs; Sergio
Vieira de Mello, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva

Tuesday 13 May

10:00-12:00 Session I: "Antisemitism Old and New: A Status Check"
"Hate on the Internet": Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon
Wiesenthal Centre, Los Angeles
"The European Left and Antisemitism": Pilar Rahola, Parliamentarian and
Journalist, Barcelona
"The European Focus": Beate Winkler, Director, European Monitoring Centre
on Racism and Xenophobia, Vienna
"Antisémitism as a challenge to Muslim-Jewish relations": Rachid Kaci, UMP
Parliamentarian and President of 'Democratia' association, Paris
"The Middle East Impact": Yigal Carmon, President, MEMRI (Middle East Media
Research Institute), Washington D.C.


14:00-15:30 Session II: "Faultlines and Battlefronts"
Parliaments: Ilke Schröder, Germany and François Zimeray, France, Members
of the European Parliament, Strasbourg
Academia: Prof. Jerrold Post, Political Psychology Dept., Johns
Hopkins University, Baltimore
Jurisprudence: Maître Arno Klarsfeld, Attorney-at-Law,
NGOs: Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Liaison, Simon
Wiesenthal Centre, Paris

16:00-18:00 Session III: "Models of Good Practise"
"'Tools for Tolerance' - a hands-on educational project": Liebe Geft,
Museum of Tolerance Director, Los Angeles
"'SOS Truth and Security' - grassroots in the Paris suburbs": Sammy
Ghozlan, Former Police Commissioner and Bureau de Vigilance Contre
l'Antisemitisme Coordinator, Paris
"Exposing the New Antisemitism": Professor Eric Marty, University Paris VII
"A Lobby Against Hate": Bashy Quraishy, President of the European Network
Against Racism (ENAR), Brussels
"Changing Skinhead Attitudes in Germany": Father Christian
Weber, Berlin

Wednesday 14 May

9:00-11:00 Session IV: "Tolerance as an Act of Faith: Different Paths,
One Destination"
Moderator: Amb. Alfred Balitzer, Claremont College,
Lord Carey of Clifton, emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury,
Reverend Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Russian Orthodox
Church, Moscow
Father Patrick Desbois, Consultant to the Vatican for Relations with
Judaism, Rome
Dr. Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice-President of Soka Gakkai International Buddhist
Movement, Tokyo
Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel, Jerusalem
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former Foreign Minister of Thailand and Islamic scholar

11:15-12:30 Session V: "Applying the Lessons of Tolerance"
"The Road from Bosnia": General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied
Commander in Europe (SACEUR) of NATO
"The Jerusalem Centre for Human Dignity": Architect Frank Gehry, Los

12:30 Close: Marcio Barbosa, Deputy Director General, UNESCO,
Paris and Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles

Event Type Conference
Start Date 13-05-2003 2:30 am
End Date 15-05-2003 12:30 am
Event Location Room I et II
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