Conference: Heritage, Politics and Everything In-between: UNESCO in Israel and Jerusalem

Open invitation:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:00pm

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Dr. Abigail Jacobson, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh


Chairperson: Dr. Leah Shamir Shinan, Urban Planner; member of the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel and ICOMOS Israel


Dr. Edo Litmanovitch, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

UNESCO’s Rhetoric for Conservation in Times of Crisis


Architect Giora Solar, Israel World Heritage Committee (Israel National Commission for UNESCO); Chairperson of the Committee for Historic Towns and Villages, ICOMOS Israel

Declaring the Old City of Jerusalem as a World Heritage Site – a Conservation Tool


Architect Ruth Liberty-Shalev, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; Israel World Heritage Committee (Israel National Commission for UNESCO)

Common Past = Tolerant Future? UNESCO’s world heritage apparatus


Dr. Ramez Eid, Sakhnin Academic College; The Open University of Israel

UNESCO as a Standard: on Conservation, Tourism and Nationalism in Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves in Israel


Discussion with the Audience



The conference will be simultaneously translated into English


The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jabotinsky 43, Jerusalem, Tel: 02-5605222


Admission is free


Parking is not available at the Institute (metered parking is available on the neighboring streets).

Photos taken during the event will be posted on the Van Leer website and social media.