Suisman Speaks at Conference on “The Next Generation of Global Challenges”.
Geneva, May 2009–On the occasion of its 450th birthday, the University of Geneva organized a joint conference with its new partner, UCLA, to discuss a range of issues confront society in the 21st century. The Rector of UNIGE and the Chancellor of UCLA both attended. Under the rhubric, “Next Generation of Global Challenges – Bridging Knowledge and Policy through Innovative Cross-Boundary Partnerships”, Doug Suisman was invited to present the Arc project as an innovative approach to diplomacy in conflict zones through the use of design thinking and proposition. While in Geneva, Suisman also visited the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for another briefing on the Arc with Trust officials, including Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.