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NEWDAY - the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy in Lillehammer 4-14 July 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017
Creating better relations by seeking mutual understanding and harmony in diversity

In July 2017, 55 students from East Asia and the Nordic countries gathered for a 10-days summer course: NEWDAY - the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. With NEWDAY, we offered students from East Asia and the Nordic region the chance to meet and engage with each other and with top scholars and political leaders on some of the most pressing issues the world faces today.
Towards a Dialogue
We defined key challenges in the 21st century’s global society and engaged relevant approaches and core concepts, theories and methods to deal with the present and prepare for the future.
Our program aimed at promoting better mutual understanding and foster harmonious relations between people East and West and between our future leaders. Through workshops and discussions we identified common challenges, explored the root causes of problems and provided creative solutions with cultural sensitivity. This work was conducted in a spirit of cross-cultural dialogue and consensus building.
We cooperated with leading universities from eight countries, and with the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat in Seoul as well as with the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen. The event was further supported by the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Nansen Academy.  
To learn more about speakers, the programme, and much more, go to the website:
More information is also available in the attached brochure