TRANSCEND General Assembly in Germany, 16-18 Aug, 2013

TRANSCEND News, 3 Jun 2013

Erika Degortes – TRANSCEND Media Service

Dear TRANSCEND members, regional conveners, friends, greetings.

Usually our general meeting occurs every two years. However, this year marks the 20th anniversary of TRANSCEND International so we decided to get together for our General Assembly one year earlier.

The Venue will be the Galtung-Institut for Peace Theory and Peace Practice in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany, 15 minutes by train/bus from Basel-Switzerland.

The event is scheduled from August 16th (Fri) to August 18th (Sun) 2013.

We will open at 16.00 on Friday and close on Sunday at 19.00. You are all cordially invited to attend!

16th – 18th August

Friday, 16th August, 16.00 Johan Galtung – State of the World – The Octagon & Solution – Orientation – TRANSCEND Exhibitions of what solutions could look like
Saturday,  17th August,
09.00- 13.00 and 15.00-19.00
Lectures series – Participants are welcome to offer a lecture max. 45 minutes each + Q&A about the following topics:

  • Islam and the West
  • The Africa (s)
  • The America (s)
  • The Asia (s)
  • The Europe (s)
  • The Middle East and West Asia
Sunday, 18th August,
09.00- 13.00 and 15.00-19.00
Regional Reports and Proposals

It is hoped that several members will share progress reports, ideas and plans for future projects.

To develop the best possible agenda, we kindly ask you to send us your suggestions and to let us know which of the topics scheduled for Friday you would like to contribute.

Your participation, input and advice are vital for the success of our assembly and you are welcome to attend and take part in the proceedings. We will be very thankful for your valuable presence.

Since we are seeking financial assistance from local authorities to help cover some of the costs related to the event, including some travel stipends for participants, we would very much appreciate a declaration of your intent to participate along with your suggestions no later than 31st May  2013.

The following week we are planning a week-long series of events and/ or performances to celebrate Peace Practice, to which you are cordially invited. You will find more information in a separated email.


We would very much appreciate if you could make your booking directly with the hotel of your choice.

There are 4 hotels in Grenzach within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Galtung-Institut:

  • Hotel Adler, Basler Str. 17, Tel.: (0049) 7624 5002 -Fax: (0049) 7624 6519l (no internet)
  • Hotel Zum Ziel, Markgrafenstrasse 2, Tel.: (0049) 7624 9835390 -Fax: (0049) 7624 98353939
  • Hotel Villetta: Basler Str. 10, Tel.: (0049) 7624 2091701 -Fax: (0049) 7624 2093389
  • Hotel Eckert: Basler Str. 20, Tel.: (0049) 7624 91720 -Fax: (0049) 7624 2414

After booking your hotel, please give us confirmation so that we can contact you if necessary.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at or Tel. +49-7624-912-9137.

Please take this opportunity to share in the joy of our common journey.

With our best regards,
Johan Galtung

Dietrich Fischer
Antonio  Carlos Silva Rosa
Naakow  Grant- Hayford
Karoline Weber
Erika Degortes


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