Lecture, James Cuno: Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones

James Cuno President, J. Paul Getty Trust

– Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President, Columbia University; President Emerita, Asia Society
– Edward C. Luck, Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and
Director of the Specialization in International Conflict Resolution, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
– Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science; Director Emeritus, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY
– MariĆ«t Westermann, Executive Vice President for Programs and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
-David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art; Director of the Italian Academy, Columbia University

James Cuno draws fire when arguing against repatriation of some museum artifacts. This event examines his view that cultural property should be recognized as the legacy of humankind, and it engages the urgent and controversial debate around antiquities.

This event is a part of the Academy’s International Observatory for Cultural Heritage.

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