Cori Wegener, founding President of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, has rejoined the Board of Directors. As President she helped to lead the successful lobbying effort for the 2009 U.S. Senate ratification of the 1954 Hague Conventional for the Protection of Culture Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. Currently she is the Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer at the Smithsonian Institution.
Brian Daniels is Director of Research and Programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. His research centers around conflict, cultural loss, and human rights violations; community-based approaches to cultural heritage preservation; and indigenous rights and recognition. He leads the Conflict Culture Research Network which is focused on the study of intentional cultural destruction.
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March 4, 2023
The US Committee of the Blue Shield (USBCS) expresses its profound sorrow at the great loss of life, now numbering more than 50,000 victims, due to the earthquake of February 6 and severe aftershocks in the region [...]
March 1, 2023
Roughly one year from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces that they will invest $7 million towards efforts to protect Ukrainian cultural heritage through the [...]
February 20, 2023
The U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield is holding a meeting that is free and open to the public on March 9-10, in the Lecture Hall of the S. Dillon Ripley Center located at the Smithsonian Institution. [...]