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[2007-08 Academic Year ]

Lecture Series on Conflict, Peace and Societies in Transition 
January 16: Public Lecture, Mark Kramer, Harvard U 
January 17: Workshop, Mark Kramer, Harvard U 

April 17: Public Lecture, Cezar Ornatowski, San Diego State University 
April 18: Workshop, Cezar Ornatowski, San Diego State University 

May 2: Public Lecture, Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, College Park 
May 2: Workshop, Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, College Park 

[2007-08 Community Outreach Series: Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World ]

February 27: Jane Goodall  
World-renowned scientist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, Ph.D, D.B.E., addressed work at the Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanzania, where research into the chimpanzee has been ongoing since 1960. She discussed her global youth program Roots & Shoots, and the Jane Goodall Institute programs that have evolved to conserve precious forest habitat and improve the lives of people living adjacent to Gombe National Park and in other parts of Africa. As a United Nations Messenger of Peace, Goodall addressed her reasons for hope in these complex times and ways in which every individual can make a difference every day.Books signing  followed. 

March 8: Inner Peace, Outer Peace 
Workshop led by Jill Bormann, PhD/RN, Veterans Affairs San Diego/San Diego State University, to learn methods for calming the mind and lifting the spirit.  Bringing "a reason for hope" into everyday life.   

March 29 : Creating Peace and Compassion
Workshop explored the changes in everyday life that are possible when learning practical ways to strengthen our abilities to be calm, focused and compassionate.  Book distributed E. Easwaran's The Compassionate Universe.
 


[2006-07 Academic Year ]

September 11 Commemorating 9/11 and the 100th anniversary of Ghandhi’s campaign of non-violence in South Africa.


  [2005-06 Academic Year ]

August 24: Reception for Rotary International President.
September 21: Celebration of International Day of Peace.
September 23-30: Seeds of Change exhibit in the Wimberly Library
October 24: Celebration of United Nations Day 

January 13-14: Symposium on War & Peace. 
January 23-27: Presentations on Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. 
April 1: South Florida Model United Nations. 
April 10-15: National Model United Nations, New York City.

HUMAN RIGHTS 
The 2005 conference focused on human rights from a variety of perspectives.  Speakers included Thomas Walker (Albany University), Timothy Steigenga (FAU Honor's College), Winston Nagan (University of Central Florida), Cynthia Laramore (Citizen's Action Group).  The keynote speaker was Robert Trocme, Director of the Summer University on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Human Rights: Critical Perspectives took place on Thursday, January 13 on the Jupiter campus and Friday, January 14 on the Boca Raton campus.

 [2005-06 Community Outreach Series: Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World]

March 17: Carol Flinders, “From Inside Out: A Culture of Peace and the Women Who Are Building It”
April 8: Jill Bormann, “Creating Inner Peace and Focus: Healing, Wellness and Healthcare
April 22: Workshop, “Strength in the Storm”


[2002-04 Academic Year ]

PEACE TO TROUBLED REGIONS  
In 2004, the Bringing Peace to Troubled Regions conference was the Peace Studies Program's first collaborative effort with the university's Lifelong Learning Society.  The event featured two keynote addresses.  United Nations Under-Secretary General Gillian Martin Sorensen spoke on the role of the United Nations in promoting regional and global peace.  Former U.S. Ambassador (South Africa, Nigeria) Princeton Lyman of the Council on Foreign Relations spoke on the challenges and opportunities of promoting peace in the current global environment. 

In addition, three regional experts examined the prospects of promoting peace in Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.  Professors Harry I. Chernotsky (University of North Carolina-Charlotte), Jeffrey S. Morton (Florida Atlantic University) and Fulbright Scholar Mustafa Abu-Sway (al-Quds University) served as regional experts.

Bringing Peace to Troubled Regions took place on Thursday, January 8 on the Boca Raton FAU campus and Friday, January 9 on the Jupiter FAU campus.

BALKANS CONFERENCE  

In 2002, the International Conference on the Balkans brought together policymakers, diplomats, military officials and academics for a two-day conference that re-examined the Balkan wars ten years after their commencement.  High-ranking U.S. military officials, Ambassadors and accomplished scholars presented research on eight panels. General Sir Rupert Smith, retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander-Europe, provided a keynote address at an evening dinner for conference participants, university faculty and members of the public. 

Select papers presented at the conference were assembled into an edited volume that is published by Palgrave Macmillan Press (January 2004).

 

 

 

 

 

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