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CCRS's Philipp Aerni co-organises information event by Switzerland's Tigray Communitiy

Tigray – The Invisible Genocide?

One of the bloodiest civil wars in recent years is taking place while the global community is barely taking notice. This information event intends to put light on the case by screening an independent documentary and letting experts to present their findings.

One of the world's most violent conflicts raged around the Ethiopian province of Tigray until November 2022. Even though the agreed ceasefire seems to be holding, the problems remain big and global attention is low. To raise awareness of what is happening in the region, this evening of film, panel discussion and a closing coffee ceremony, music and food was organised by the Tigray Community in Switzerland with the support of Konzeptbüro Rote Fabrik.

The event is in English.


16:00   Opening and Introduction

16:15   Film Documentary about Tigray Situation

16:45 – 17:00   Break

17:00   Presentations and Panel discussion / „Tigray, what happened and what’s next?

       OPENING REMARKS: By Prof. Jan Nyssen

  • Prof. Jan Nyssen – Department of Geography Ghent University
  • Prof. Paul Slovic – Professor of Psychology and President of Decision Research
  • Prof. Thomas Cottier – Head of World Trade Institute, International Law expert
  • Dr. Hagos Abraha – Philologist University of Hamburg, Center for Study of Manuscripts
  • Dr. Charlotte Touati – Historian documenting GBV (Gender Based Violance) in Tigray
  • Prof. Scott Slovic – Professor of literature and enviroment & editor of Arithmetic of Compassion

        MODERATOR: Dr. Philipp Aerni – Director Center of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

19:00   A Cultural Evening / Coffee ceremony with Tigrayan music and food

The entry is free of charge.

Event poster

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Saturday, 11 February 2023
15:00 - 20:00


Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich