Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies

Speakers on the conference
The Power of Culture
Dragan Klaic
Biographical Information

Dr. Dragan Klaic (b. 1950) is the Director of the Theater Instituut Nederland in Amsterdam since 1992. Before that he was Professor of Theatre History and Drama at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Educated in Belgrade and at Yale University (USA), where he took his doctorate in drama literature and theatre criticism. Klaic has been lecturing widely in Europe and USA, held visiting professorships in the USA and participated at many international congresses and symposia.

He worked as a drama critic for the major Yugoslav papers, as a dramaturg and consultant with professional theatres and festivals, created two documentary TV series, co-founded and co-edited EUROMASKE, The European Theatre Quarterly, and has published numerous articles in production dossiers, collections of essays, lexicons and many periodicals in several languages.

He wrote and edited several books on theatre history, medieval theatre and drama, contemporary Yugoslav theatre, and most recently Terrorism and Modern Drama (co-edited with John Orr, Edinburgh University Press 1990, paperback 1992) and The Plot of the Future: Utopia and Dystopia in Modern Drama (University of Michigan Press 1991). He is a Contributing Editor of the magazine Theater (USA) and member of the boards of Praemium Erasmianum (Amsterdam), Sarajevo International (Amsterdam) and Transeuropeen (Paris) and of advisory boards of the Apex program of the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), of the Soros Open Society Institute programs (New York) and of the Nexus Institute (Tilburg).

Address: c/o Theater Instituut Nederland,
Herengracht 168,
1000 GH Amsterdam.
Phone 31 20 623 5104,
fax 31 20 620 0051.
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General Introduction
pijltje_beneden.gif (179 bytes) Speakers
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Lourdez Arizpe
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Adriaan van Dis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Josette Feral
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Riffat Hassan
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Dragan Klaic
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Hans Küng
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Flora Lewis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Madala Mphahlele
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Bert Mulder
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) David Nostbakken
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Herman Philpse
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Anil Ramdas
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Allister Sparks
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Horst Stipp
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Nasr Zaid
our creative diversity