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Scientists from all fields talks about how sciences could and indeed help solving conflics amongst nations through the sharing of knowledge and dialogue.

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Scientists from all fields talks about how sciences could and indeed help solving conflics amongst nations through the sharing of knowledge and dialogue.

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    Samuel Pisar. Special Envoy for Holocaust Education

    Samuel Pisar. Special Envoy for Holocaust Education

    Dr Samel Pisar was named Special envoy for Holocaust Education by UNESCO Director-General on 27 January 2012. In his new role, Mr. Pisar will reflect on his commitment to the idea that "the Holocaust, attacked by incendiary demagogues as a 'myth', is an all too real warning for mankind of possible horrors yet to come. For it has revealed, as have more recent genocides and ethnic cleansings, that humans are still capable of the worst as well as of the best, of hatred as well as of love, of madness as well as of genius, and that the unthinkable remains possible. Unless we espouse, through remembrance and education, the core universal values embedded in all great creeds - spiritual and secular - the forces of darkness may return with a vengeance to haunt us again"

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    International Dimensions of Holocaust Education - Yehuda Bauer, Hebrew University

    International Dimensions of Holocaust Education - Yehuda Bauer, Hebrew University

    Tuesday, 31 January 2012. UNESCO in partnership with the Shoah Memorial is organizing a symposium entitled "International Dimensions of Holocaust Education" held at UNESCO Headquarters. Samuel Pisar, UNESCO Special Envoy for Holocaust Education and Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for the US Department of State will be among the participants. The conference will be followed by a special ceremony under the theme "Children in the Holocaust". The participants will include the Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, President of the Shoah Memorial Eric de Rothschild, an Israeli historian Yehuda Bauer and a Holocaust survivor Henri Borlant. A short film entitled "Hidden Children" by film maker Robert Bober will also be shown. In addition, an exhibition of the Shoah Memorial entitled "The Righteous of France" will be presented on this occasion.

    Yehuda Bauer is a historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Bauer is a respected authority on the subjects of the Holocaust, antisemitism and the Jewish resistance movement during the Holocaust,
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    Science and Peace - Richard Ernst

    Science and Peace - Richard Ernst

    Professor Richard R. Ernst, 1991 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his methodological developments within nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, discribes science as "the best way to educate people by doing". He adds "Research is important to get honesty into people. And honesty is a basis [...] of peace

    • 5 min
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    Science and Peace - Dudley R. Herschbach

    Science and Peace - Dudley R. Herschbach

    Professor Dudley Robert Herschbach is an American chemist at Harvard University. He won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Yuan T. Lee and John C. Polanyi "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes"
    Here he discusses the links between science and peace

    • 6 min
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    Science and Peace - Jean-Marie Lehn

    Science and Peace - Jean-Marie Lehn

    According to Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, science and peace share a common ground because "scientists are supposed to be open, [they] are supposed to think rationally rather than emotionally, and to go beyond borders"

    • 4 min

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