What a success at the symposium on diversity and inclusion at Harvard Kennedy School!
On February 4th, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School, the symposium about "Diversity and Inclusion - French and American Perspectives" gathered more than 200 visitors and 50 guest speakers from France and the US!
This one day symposium was a great opportunity for our two countries to create a dialogue on Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights between experts, politicians, civil servants, social workers, company executives, scholars and one 2016 Olympic Medalist!
By opening up on both countries’ best practices, and challenging one another on hot topics such as Secularism and Laïcité, large assemblies and small panels had a chance to deepen their mutual understanding.
At the end of the day, everyone left with the strong feeling that the French-American friendship was stronger than ever, and each one of us was hoping for further opportunities to continue the discussion!
Here are a few pictures of the day:
Our two co-chairs of the symposium: Ms. George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga and Ms. Claire Boine (from left to right):
Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston welcoming everyone:
Mr. Olivier Roy speaking during his introductory lecture on "Europe between religious identity and religious freedom":
Former French Ministre Jacques Toubon, Défenseur des Droits:
State Senator Sal Di Domenico:
Discussion assembly on inclusion through public policy in France and in the US:
Action oriented panel on education and diversity:
Action oriented panel on diversity and employment:
Students reporting on the action-oriented panels at the end of the day:
For more information about the symposium, please go to its very extensive website, created by Ms. Claire Boine, where one can find all the program details, the biography of each guest speakers, contributors and volunteers.
Conclusion remarks and take-away of this great day will soon be added to the website.
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