In Cooperation with
Miami University, Ohio
Bowling Green State University
Northern Arizona University
University Network of European Capitals of Culture
European Cultural Parliament
European Council for Student Affairs
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
American College Personnel Association
US Embassy Luxembourg
City of Luxembourg
Yehudi Menuhin Foundation
Cross-Border Network of History and Arts, University of Applied Sciences Trier
Amis de l’Université

4 June to 6 June 2014

Neumunster Abbey, Luxembourg

The focus of this 3rd conference is to examine the critical role of culture for developing students who think broadly, who recognize and respect cultural diversity and heritage, and whose engagement in the arts serves as a conduit to personal authenticity and innovation.

This dialogue on the significance of culture for fostering global citizenship comes in the context of wavering support for the value of a liberal education in both the US and Europe. Economic constraints in both societies put pressure on policy makers, educators and students to consider whether liberal arts curriculum vs. one focused more narrowly on vocational preparation is central to the educational mission or, rather, an ideal that is no longer relevant or affordable.

The goal of the conference is to dig deeply into key questions that help assess the value of embedding culture into higher education curricula.

Main Activities:
The Cross-Border Network of History and Arts will be actively participating in the conference and presenting five years of Cross-Border Network experience. Further the Network will be offering a Creative Atelier to the topic “Human Being as a Piece of Art”.