Call for contributions for the 5th Transatlantic Dialogue conference "Re-imagining the Tower of Babel", University of Luxembourg, 25-28 May 2020


The Transatlantic Dialogue conference series on global citizens, held in Luxembourg since 2008, explores the significance of culture and liberal education for fostering global citizenship from both US and European perspectives.


UNICA participated in the previous editions of the conference and is one of the partners of the Transatlantic Dialogue conference 2020: "Re-imagining the Tower of Babel. Languages, Cultures, Cultural Diplomacy & World Peace", which will take place at the University of Luxembourg, 25-28 May 2020. 

The 2020 edition of Transatlantic Dialogue aims to explore the complexities of human communication and develop our skills at engaging with them. By channeling discussion around three main areas of focus, it will encourage participants to reflect on our contemporary patterns of communication and the way they shape, hinder, and enable more meaningful relationships. Taking the lead from the historical, literary and spiritual layers of representation and interpretation of culture supplied by the powerful image of the Tower of Babel, these three focus areas are: i. Languages & cultures ii. The practice of cultural diplomacy iii. The pursuit of peace. 


When: May 25th – 28th 2020
Where: University of Luxembourg – Campus Belval – Esch-sur-Alzette

Registration: the registration form will be online as from July 2019 on.

Conference fees:

  • Students: 100.- Euro
  • EU Participants: 180.- Euro
  • US Participants and other countries: 150.- Euro
  • Companions: 120.- Euro


Further information is available on the conference website:


Call for contributions (deadline: Tuesday, 1 October 2019)

The organisers are seeking program proposals relating to the conference theme: Language, Culture, Diplomacy & Peace. There are two program formats: program sessions (75‘) and roundtable discussions (60‘). 

If you are interested in contributing to the programme, please download the call here