Saturday, April 17, 2010

Protecting the Cultural and Natural Heritage

in the Western Hemisphere:

Lessons from the Past; Looking to the Future

Harvard University - December 5-7, 2002

Introductory Session

Welcome by Peter Rowe, Dean, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Welcome by Thomas M. Menino, Mayor, City of Boston
Opening Address: Mounir Bouchenaki, Deputy Director General, UNESCO Cultural Heritage Division
Visions & Challenges: Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Center

Introduction of the seminar themes by Francois Vigier, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning; Director, Center for Urban Development Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Conservation and Development
Chair: Eduardo Rojas, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank.
"Access to Information and Local Empowerment as a Paradigm for Conciliating Conservation and Development." Francesco di Castri, Director of Research, National Council of Scientific Research (CNRS)
"Our Heritage: Challenges After Nomination." Claudio C. Maretti, Regional Vice-Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
"Mundo Maya: A Model for Regional Sustainable Tourism Development."Belia Contreras, Executive Director, Mundo Maya Organization
"Promoting Growth through the Mobilization of Social and Cultural Assets." María-Valeria Junho Pena, Lead Sociologist, Sustainable Development Department, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank
Comments and Questions

Balancing Multiple Interests in Natural and Cultural Sites
Chair: Pamela Hawkes, USICOMOS; Principal, Ann Beha Architects
"Everglades National Park, Florida, USA"
Maureen Finnerty, Superintendent, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks
Colonel James G. May, Commander, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bradford H. Sewell, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
"From Cairuçu to Guararu: Socio-Environmental Management Programs in the Atlantica Forest." Roberto L. L. Klabin, President, Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica
"The Renovation of Historic Districts as a Catalyst for Economic Revitalization." William Moss, Archéologue Principal, Service de l'aménagement du territoire, Développement durable, City of Québec, Canada
"Strategies for the Integrated Development of Cartagena de Indias." Silvana Giaimo, Planning Director, Cartagena de Indias; Secretaria de Planeación Distrital (SECPLAN)
"Old Havana and its Fortifications." Orestes del Castillo, Professor, Instituto Superior Politécnico, Jose Antonio Echevarría
Comments and Questions

Challenges in the Use and Preservation of Natural, Cultural, and Archeological Sites
Chair: David Maybury-Lewis, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Founder & President, Cultural Survival
"Language, Culture, and Landscape: Preserving Aboriginal 'Deep Time' for Tomorrow." Bernard Perley, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"The Struggle for Q'eqchi Community Conservation and Management of Mayan Sacred (Cave) Sites: The Case of Caves of Candelaria and Bombil pek in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala." Anthony Stocks, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University
"Life in a World Heritage Site." Vincent J. Lujan, Governor of Taos Pueblo

Comments and Questions. Moderator: Raymond Wanner, Special Advisor, UN Foundation

Public Lecture: Safeguarding the Values and Rights of Indigenous Peple
"The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: A Museum Perspective." Rubie Watson, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University
"Archeology and the Modern Maya: Issues in Education, Participation and Preservation." David Stuart, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology; Bartlett Curator of Maya Hieroglyphs, Peabody Museum

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks and Instruments for the Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Chairs: Pamela Lee Barkin and Carla C. Mattix, Attorney-Advisors, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior
Annapolis, USA. Ellen O. Moyer, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, USA
"Valparaíso's Cultural and Natural Heritage and its Nomination for Inscription in the World Heritage List." Ricardo Jordan, Director, Urban Management Program, Division of Environment and Human Settlement, United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
"Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Canada/US." Dave A. Mihalic, Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, National Parks Service, USA
Nikita Lopoukhine, Director General, National Parks Directorate, Parks Canada
"The Role of Legislation in the Protection of Cultural Values." Marta de la Torre, Heritage Consultant; Principal Project Specialist, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
Comments and Questions

The Growing Role of Civil Society, Non-governmental Organizations, and the Private Sector
Chair: Bonnie Burnham, President, World Monuments Fund. Introduction of Panelists
"The World Monuments Watch Network." Bonnie Burnham, President, World Monument Fund
"The Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN)." Richard M. Huber, Principal Environmental Specialist, Sustainable Development and Environment, Organization of American States
"Earthwatch Institute: Expanding the Role of the Public in Support of World Heritage Sites." Marie M. Studer, Chief Science Officer, Earthwatch Institute; Oscar Alcober, Director, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, San Juan, Argentina
"The Need for Private Sector Partnerships in Cultural and Natural Preservation." Sarah Wines, Regional Urban Advisor, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, US Agency for International Development
Comments and Questions

The Future Roles of Foundations and INGOs in the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Chair: Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, Egypt
Melinda Kimble, Senior Vice President for Programs, United Nations Foundation
Tim Whalen, Director, The Getty Conservation Institute
Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Assistant Director, The Getty Conservation Institute
Thomas Lovejoy, President, Heinz Center

Concluding Remarks

Conference Summation: Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, Egypt