James Cuno: Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones
Protecting the Past for the Future
James Cuno draws fire when arguing against the 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, museums, and repatriation in times of war and crisis.
President, J. Paul Getty Trust
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
Executive Vice President for Programs and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art; Director of the Italian Academy, Columbia University
This event is part of the Academy’s International Observatory for Cultural Heritage.
Free and open to the public.