Join Us for the 2015 International Exchange Program Symposium, Wednesday, August 12

Please join us for the
Final Program Symposium of the Summer, 2015 Class of the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program

Through Fresh Eyes:
Emerging Heritage Professionals from Five Continents on Today’s Preservation Questions

Wednesday, August 12

The Members of the Summer, 2015 Class will speak individually and in panels to the following topics:

  • The Historic Built Environment as it functions within Cultural Landscapes
  • The Promise of Rights-Based Approaches (RBAs) in Addressing Threats to World Heritage
  • Managing US World Heritage Sites in the Face of Threats
  • Can it be sustainable to have an economy built around heritage?
  • Traditional and non-traditional methods for documenting historic landscapes
  • The Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) approach: heritage’s bridge to the sustainable development conversation
  • The UNESCO Slave Route project, a Platform for Telling the Stories that Make up America’s Diverse National Identity
  • Heritage as a pillar of sustainable development: Lessons from India

The Symposium will be followed by a Reception in honor of the Class from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.


All events will be held at the Heurich House, Washington, DC. You are cordianlly invited to attend the Final Program Symposium only, the Reception only, or both. Both events are free but we request you RSVP using the following link:

Panel Discussants

  • Gregory De Vries, ASLA (IEP Alum, USA/Cuba, ’02) Heritage Landscapes LLC
  • Katie Irwin, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C (IEP Alum, USA/Croatia, ’01) Quinn Evans Architects
  • William J. Cook, Esq Associate General Counsel, NTHP

2015 Symposium Committee

  • Brian Michael Lione (IEP Alum, Jordan ’99) Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities & Heritage
  • Troy Thompson (IEP Alum, Lithuania ’92) SmithGroupJJR
  • Caroline Cheong (IEP Alum, Jordan ’07) PhD Candidate, City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ellen Delage Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA/PPD), U.S. Department of State; US/ICOMOS Program Director, 1985-2000
  • L. Milton Perry (IEP Alum, Croatia, ’12) US National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Andrew Potts Executive Director, US/ICOMOS
  • Amanda Shull (IEP Alum, Ireland, ’10) The Cultural Landscape Foundation

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