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The New Agora: International Academy on Intercultural Dialogue

July 5 - 7, 2007

New Agora is an international project launched in 2006 by the Borderland Foundation, an institution based right at the borders between Poland , Lithuania , Belarus and Russia whose goal is to promote and strengthen intercultural dialogue. The project consists of a series of debates organized each year in a different city in the world. The event brings together an international group of influential scholars, NGO activists, local community leaders, cultural animators, and students for several days of intensive conversations. The first New Agora was organized in 2006 in Sarajevo , the capital of Bosnia , a city that symbolizes the tragedy of multicultural cities in the late 20 th century . During the war Sarajevo 's agora – the public space that makes meeting and dialogue between different cultures possible and reflects the universal values of civil society was brutally destroyed. During the New Agora symposium, the urban space of Sarajevo served to inspire a debate about the consequences of the war and the crisis faced by multicultural cities not only in Europe , but also around the world.

See The New Agora International Academy of Intercultural Dialogue