Centre: New Forms

After two years of international activity of our Centre we have inferred that the issues of intercultural dialogue that is very important to the modern world are poorly elaborated in a practical framework in Belarus. Moreover in the Belarusian social and public discourse the notion of the intercultural dialogue is given an irrelevant meaning, even a distorted and odious. At the same time the intercultural dialogue is a factor very important to the modern Belarus so in the regional dimension as in the international.

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Institution "Intercultural Dialogue". Strategy for 2013

We offer to read the new strategy and methods of activity of the Instituion "Intercultural Dialogue" for 2013  developed with and approved by our friends - experts and representatives of different social groups of the Belarusian society.

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Round table “American Studies in Belarus and European cultural experience: prospects of development”

International round table “American Studies in Belarus and European cultural experience: prospects of development” took place on November, 3 in Minsk. Situation with American Studies in Belarus was analyzed, as well as ways and forms of using the American economic and cultural experience in our country taking into account European states was discussed.

According to the words of Liubou Uladykouskaya, General Director of Intercultural Dialogue Center, the uniqueness of the meeting is the fact that representatives of very different spheres (diplomats, heads of large Belarusian business-associations, entrepreneurs, academic and cultural elite, representatives of several religious confessions and other) had gathered at the round table.

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First meeting of International Coordination Committee

The first meeting of International Coordination Committee on the project “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: the Strategy of Development” took place on July, 6 at the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The project started on July 1, 2011 and is carried out by Intercultural Dialogue Centre with the support of the USA Embassy in the Republic of Belarus and with the participation of International Fund “Vitsebsk Golden Heritage” and the Institute of Sociology.

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Presentation of the collective book “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: Strategy of Development”


Presentation of a collective book “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: Strategy of Development” was held in Minsk on June, 18 at “Europe” hotel. The book is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and the USA establishment.

The book has become an outcome of a year-long joint work of researches, representatives of culture, priests, businessmen, diplomats, public servants and representatives of Belarusian and foreign civil society.

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A Belarusian – American Initiative

International Dialogue Centre with the support of the USA Embassy in the Republic of Belarus and with the participation of International Fund “Vitsebsk Golden Heritage” and the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has started an international project “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: the Strategy of Development” on July 1, 2011. The planned activities are: an open creative contest “American Culture: What Is It Like?” based on two topics: “Attractiveness of American culture” and “Belarusian accents in American culture” (essay, poem, picture, photo); organization of three round tables dedicated to American Studies in Belarus and Belarusian Studies in the USA, as well as to the strategy of intercultural Belarusian-American dialogue development; publishing a collective book and international exhibition organization.

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Round table "Belarusian Studies in the USA"

 

On January, 31, The International round table “Belarusian Studies in the USA and Polish experience: perspectives of development” was organized in the Belarusian-American enterprise “Aleksandrov Passazh” by Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Institute of Sociology of Belarusian National Academy of Sciences with the assistance of the US Embassy in Belarus and Polish Institute in Minsk.

 

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Collective book “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: Strategy of Development”


A collective book “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: Strategy of Development”*, which includes materials from three international round tables, dedicated to Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue and Polish experience in American Studies, proposals on development of the intercultural dialogue between Belarus and the USA, as well as works of the winners of the contest “American Culture: What Is It Like?” was published. It is planned that the book will be presented in Belarus, Poland and the USA.

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Conference "Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue"

Delegation of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue took part in the International Conference "Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue: Christian Ethical Values as a Contribution to the Social Life of Europe". According to Liubou Uladykouskaya, "it's impossible to imagine social and cultural phenomenon of Belarus without a specific religious dialogue, which naturally inserts our country into the context of global multicultural coexistence that creates the ground for a peaceful solution to the contemporary global problems".

American Studies in Belarus and European Experience

 Liubou Uladykouskaya

 American Studies in Belarus and European Experience: Strategies of Development

“We the People of the United States” – begins the first Constitution in the world, the Constitution of the United States of America. “We the Belarusian people…” – we, Belarusians, should think, feel and act as the mankind has invented nothing better than patriotism. The idea of freedom and liberty for individuals and for the entire nation is the idea that should unite the nation (that’s exactly what my favorite American hero fought for: Abraham Lincoln’s life was guided by the motto that there should be neither owners, nor slaves.). And that’s a universal idea. To implement it, “God bless America!” and God bless Bealrus!

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