Second UNESCO Philosophy Day on November 20For the second consecutive year, UNESCO is organizing Philosophy Day, an event for the general public, which is invited to reflect on current issues in the company of some 50 philosophers from different regions of the world. It will take place at UNESCO on November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.*.
UNESCO and its partners have organized 12 thematic round-table discussions:
For this event, UNESCO's Paris Headquarters will turn into a huge forum hosting an array of activities, including a “Café Philosophique”, a Philosophy Book Fair, documentary film screenings, an “art event” and the XIth International Philosophy Olympiads.
The day will conclude with a philosophical conversation with Roger-Pol Droit, followed by a debate on philosophy and music and a concert featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute Musicians.
As with last year, Philosophy Day will be celebrated in several countries. More than 3,500 people attended the event at UNESCO last November 21.
Journalists wishing to cover the Symposium must register with the Press Service. Tel: 01 45 68 17 48
* People wishing to attend should register (tel : 01 45 68 38 12 / 01 45 68 38 55, email@example.com) or present proof of identity at the entrance.
|Source||Media Advisory no. 2003-88|
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