Events during April colloquium on global heritage invite public to learn and engage

As presidents and faculty from 30 universities worldwide convene next month at Yale for the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents (UNGC), there will be numerous related events open to members of the Yale community and the public from April 6 to 15. Information about the colloquium and public events can be found online here: http://ungc.yale.edu/.

The colloquium and related public events come as the preservation of cultural heritage gains recognition as global priority, with a movement powered by UNESCO to “#unite4heritage.”  As Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, wrote in a 2012 op-ed, “The fact is, protecting culture is protecting people — it is about protecting their way of life and providing them with essential resources.”

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