Mar 10, 2017
2017 marks the 100th birthday of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. FEZ-Berlin (www.fez-berlin.de) together with the State Institute for Schools and Media, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, the German-American Fulbright Commission, the American Jewish Committee, the Foundation “Topography of Terror” and the Ministries of Education of Berlin and Brandenburg will commemorate the memory of John F. Kennedy by focusing on democratic values and the future of the transatlantic friendship. On October 17, 2017, 300 pupils from 20 different schools in Berlin and Brandenburg will come together for a Youth Conference on Transatlantic Relations to meet with fellows of the Fulbright Commission, meet with witnesses of Kennedy’s visit to Berlin, and prepare a plenary discussion with high-ranking policy makers of transatlantic relations.
The program is part of an ongoing discursive educational work with the principal aim, in the words of Senator Fulbright: “What we can do through the creative power of education, is to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, sympathy and perception.”