Historic Preservation

UNESCO at 50: What Future for the Past?

Thursday, October 27, 2022
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Perry World House

We regret that an earlier version of this page indicated free admission; the event is open to members of the Penn community only.

9:00-9:45 — Breakfast and Registration

9:45-9:50 — Welcome, LaShawn R. Jefferson, Senior Executive Director, Perry World House

9:50-10:00 — Introduction, Lynn Meskell, PIK Professor, Penn Museum, SAS & Weitzman School of Design, Penn

10:00-10:30 — Opening Statements
Nada Al Hassan, Advisor for Culture, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Perry World House and Professor of the Practice of Law and Human Rights, Penn
Chris Woods, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

10:30-12:00 — Panel I: UNESCO and the Global Order
Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University
Trinidad Rico, Professor and Director of Heritage Conservation in the School of Architecture, University of Southern California
Jonathan Bell, Vice President of Programs, World Monuments Fund
Moderator: Richard Leventhal, Executive Director, Penn Cultural Heritage Center and Professor of Anthropology, Penn

12:00-1:15 — Lunch

1:15-2:15 — Panel II: Conservation
Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Senior Faculty Fellow and Director of Post-Graduate Programs, Perry World House, Penn
Frank Matero, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Weitzman School of Design, Penn
Randy Mason, Professor of Historic Preservation, Weitzman School of Design and Faculty Director, Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites, Penn
Kim Bowes, Professor of Classical Studies, Penn
Moderator: Kecia Fong, Lecturer, Historic Preservation, Weitzman School of Design, Penn

2:15-2:30 — Break

2:30-4:00 — Panel III: World Heritage in Conflict
Helen Frowe, Professor of Practical Philosophy and Director of Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, Stockholm University
Witold Henisz, Vice Dean and Faculty Director, ESG Initiative and Professor of Management, The Wharton School, Penn
Moderator: Claudia Liuzza, Diplomacy Fellow at the Center for International & Global Studies, Duke University and Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Penn

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To RSVP or learn more, please contact Lynn Meskell lmeskell@upenn.edu

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.