of cultural dialogue and common understanding based on the works and achievements of the two Humboldt brothers. From their recognition of the interconnectedness of nature and culture to the importance of language, the means of communication that truly sets as apart as humanity, they set the stage for us to dialogue as equals.
At the same time there is need to think beyond the present into the future. We have responsibility to future generations and therefore this is also the time to engage with youth in whatever we do as they will be the custodians of this legacy.
They have to be at the centre and not the periphery. The saying “Not for us with us” must therefore apply at all times. Only then will the Humboldt Forum be a Forum, a place of interrogation, understanding and dialogues that embraces and cherishes the beauty and richness of human diversity.