AURORA DIALOGUES BERLIN 2017

The Dialogues are part of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, formed on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. We seek to empower modern-day saviors to offer life and hope to those in urgent need of basic humanitarian aid and thus continue the cycle of giving internationally.
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About

Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017 “Millions on The Move: Need for Development and Integration” will take place on December 4 and 5, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Speakers will address the state of the global migration crisis and look at the role of different actors in advancing positive change, as well as development programs and solutions that can make a difference.
The Aurora Dialogues is an international forum for discussion of the most pressing challenges facing the world.
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On December 4-5, 2017, Aurora Dialogues Berlin will bring together distinguished humanitarians, academics, philanthropists and business leaders for a series of discussions focused on the global migration crisis.
The world’s leading humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, business leaders, and civil society actors come together to talk about modern humanitarian challenges.
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Program

Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017 “Millions on The Move: Need for Development and Integration” is held over the course of two days, 4 and 5 December, at the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The program will address the state of the global migration crisis and look at the role of different actors in advancing positive change, as well as development programs and solutions that can make a difference.
The program will address the state of the global migration crisis and look at the role of different actors in advancing positive change, as well as development programs and solutions that can make a difference.
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Organizers

Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017 “Millions on the move - Need for Development and Integration” is a joint effort of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, Global Perspectives Initiative, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator
This year the conference is expanding internationally through a joint effort of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, the Mercator Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Global Perspectives Initiative.
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Venue

The Robert Bosch Stiftung opened its Berlin Representative Office in July 2012. Located in Berlin-Mitte between the Gendarmenmarkt and the Federal Foreign Office, the property was constructed as a residence in 1832. Following a renovation in the 1880s, it was used by various private banks. Before the building was acquired by the bank Delbrück & Co. in 1990, the publishing house Aufbau Verlag was headquartered here from 1945 to 1991.
The 2017 Aurora Dialogues Berlin will be held at the Robert Bosch Stiftung Representative Office in Berlin.
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AURORA DIALOGUES BERLIN FAQ

The Dialogues are part of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, formed on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. We seek to empower modern-day saviors to offer life and hope to those in urgent need of basic humanitarian aid and thus continue the cycle of giving internationally.
Everything you need to know about the Aurora Dialogues Berlin 2017.
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2017 Aurora Dialogues

2017 Aurora Dialogues, a two-day series of discussions on the most pressing global humanitarian issues, were held on May 27 and 28, 2017 in Armenia. The program covered issues ranging from the root causes of the refugee crisis to its disastrous effects and analyzed how varying responses such as humanitarian relief, education and social integration are impacting those most at risk.
2017 Aurora Dialogues, a two-day series of discussions on the most pressing global humanitarian issues, were held on May 27 and 28, 2017 in Armenia.
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Conversation with the Aurora Prize Finalists

2017 Aurora Prize finalists Fartuun Adan, Jamila Afghani, Dr. Tom Catena and Dr. Denis Mukwege introduced their work, the causes that motivate them, and discussed the support that they need to deliver tangible change in their communities. The meeting prior to the 2017 Aurora Prize weekend was organized at the American University of Armenia attended by the students and professors of the Armenian universities.
The finalists met with the students and introduced their work at the American University of Armenia.
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Dr. Tom Catena's Lecture in Yerevan

2017 Aurora Prize Laureate Dr. Tom Catena delivered a public lecture at the Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi on May 22. He presented his experience and challenges as a doctor in the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan where he has been working at the Mother of Mercy hospital for years. Dr. Tom Catena is the only surgeon at the hospital serving the area with more than 700,000 population.
Yerevan State Medical University has awarded Tom Catena an honorary doctorate degree
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Konstantin Khabensky's lecture in Yerevan

On May 27-28, 2017, leading humanitarian figures, philanthropists, representatives of business circles, and the media gathered in Armenia to take part in the second Aurora Dialogues. As part of the additional dialogue programme, prominent researchers and humanitarian activists who came to Yerevan in connection with the ceremonies of the Aurora Award, gave a number of open lectures on today’s most pressing humanitarian issues. On 28 May, Konstantin Khabensky met with his fans at the Russian-Armenian (Slavic) University and told them about the activities of the charitable foundation he established as well as fielding their questions. The actor's lecture was entitled, “How can role models help galvanize communities to take action on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable?”
Actor arrived in Armenia at the invitation of Aurora
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2016 Aurora Dialogues Roundup

The 2016 Aurora Dialogues, a series of discussions bringing together leading humanitarians, academics, philanthropists and media experts, took place on April 23 in Armenia under the auspices of the Yerevan Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide. The dialogues, held ahead of the inaugural Aurora Prize ceremony, centered on the modern world’s most pressing humanitarian issues.
A conversation about the world’s most pressing humanitarian issues
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2017 Aurora Dialogues Roundup, Day 1

2017 Aurora Dialogues, a two-day series of discussions on the most pressing global humanitarian issues, were held on May 27 and 28, 2017 in Armenia. The program covered issues ranging from the root causes of the refugee crisis to its disastrous effects and analyzed how varying responses such as humanitarian relief, education and social integration are impacting those most at risk.
Refugee crisis, lack of empathy and personal impact were among the discussed topics
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2017 Aurora Dialogues Roundup, Day 2

2017 Aurora Dialogues, a two-day series of discussions on the most pressing global humanitarian issues, were held on May 27 and 28, 2017 in Armenia. The program covered issues ranging from the root causes of the refugee crisis to its disastrous effects and analyzed how varying responses such as humanitarian relief, education and social integration are impacting those most at risk.
Migration and its causes, the role of business and the findings of the 2017 Aurora Humanitarian Index were among discussed topics.
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PHOTOS: 2017 Aurora Dialogues, Day 1

On May 27, 2017 UWC Dilijan hosted the first day of the 2017 Aurora Dialogues. Arriving guests had an opportunity to tour UWC Dilijan and see examples of students’ work. The 2017 Aurora Dialogues then began with opening remarks by Ruben Vardanyan, Co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, and Denise Davidson, UWC Dilijan Headmistress.
On May 27, 2017 UWC Dilijan hosted the first day of the 2017 Aurora Dialogues
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