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United Beyond Borders

A Concert/Conversation

Transformative artists from warzones building peace through art and dialogue

Through music, theatre, poetry and dance, discover the powerful testimonies of individuals who have dared to resist violence and create peace in times of war; of people who have turned their suffering into strength, as they flee the devastation at home to seek safety across borderlines. Engage with distinguished experts and those who have experienced this displacement to realise what truly unites us together as humans amidst turmoil and terror, beyond skin colour, ethnicity, and boundaries.

This event is organised by the library of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)Theatre of Transformation Academy, and Enacting Global Transformation at the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford.

French movements Coexister and Singa will also be participating in this event for their valuable contributions in the welfare and rights of refugees. Coexister is an interfaith youth movement, and Singa is a citizens' movement for connecting refugees and host societies.



Artistic performances with: 

Maisa Al Hafez, Founder-Conductor of the Istanbul Mosaic International Choir

Safi Al Hafez, Founder-Conductor of the International Choir, Stuttgart Spielhaus

(Accompanied by transformative artists from Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Ireland, and emerging leaders of Theatre of Transformation Academy from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Egypt.)


Personal testimonies and expert insights from our distinguished commentators:

Amb Christian Dussey, Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Angelique Brajus, President of Coexister

Guillaume Capelle, Co-Founder of Singa

Moderated by Dr Rama Mani, Convenor, Enacting Global Trnasformation, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford


Followed by a reception

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Palais des nations, Library Events Room (B-135)

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