Cultural Diversity - A key factor for socially sustainable economies


14 February 2024 - 5:00 pm GMT / 9:00 am PST

You are cordially invited to participate in the webinar "Cultural diversity – a key factor for socially sustainable economies" on the occasion of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

This webinar is a result of collaboration between Baraza CC and URI Europe. 

The webinar will be held on ZOOM on Wednesday, 14th February

We are delighted that excellent speakers have agreed to give us their perspectives on this important topic. 

Professor Dr. Anke Weber is the President of Baraza – an international, intercultural NGO based in Germany. She is a Professor for Intercultural Research Methods and Statistics at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences. She has extensive work and research experience in Germany, the EU, Africa, and the US. Her PhD from the University of Zurich, Switzerland focused on the impact of ethnic diversity on education in Africa. She spent over five months conducting field research in Kenya and Tanzania and worked as a guest lecturer in Butare, Rwanda.

Before joining the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy, she worked in the US and in Switzerland as a consultant in the Human Development Department of the World Bank. From 2014-2016, she was responsible for developing health indicators at Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission in Luxembourg. Her current research focuses on multicultural teamwork, intercultural onboarding, and social sustainability.

Elisabeth L'heure has been serving on the URI Europe Executive Committee and as a Trustee of United Religions Initiative's Global Council, elected as a member of AUDIR Cooperation Circle.

Thanks to AUDIR, Elisabeth has been working in the field of mediation for interreligious issues in different cities and suburbs of Catalonia (Spain), she is participating in and conducting interfaith gatherings in diverse surroundings, including in prisons.

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