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23 Oct 2013

The city of Buenos Aires recently hosted a regional conference around the theme of "The Image of the Other": Interreligious and Intercultural Education - Best Practice in the Americas. The one-day gathering, the last in a series of regional workshops on the same subject, was organised by the Vienna-based King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

The conference brought together researchers, practitioners, educators and policy makers from multiple fields, including Peace Education and Civic Education.  The experts in attendance are all engaged on a daily basis with issues of cultural and religious diversity. The aim of the conference was to identify and learn from successes in the Americas region, while facilitating the expanded use of local and culturally sensitive models of intercultural education. The Buenos Aires event was the final such gathering in a four-part series of KAICIID regional workshops in 2013, aimed at promoting the international exchange of ideas, methods, models and materials.  It followed similar consultations in the Euro-Mediterranean region, Africa and Asia.