Dana Eyre offers his analysis on Iraq. Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, US Department of State, speaks on HIV/AIDS. Ted Alemayhu, Founder and CEO, U.S. Doctors for Africa. Gareth Evans, President and CEO, International Crisis Group. Kathy & Becky Sangha, Women PeaceMaker film directors, Sun & Moon Vision Productions. Audience looks on as Nao Baum Performs. Annette Mukabera presents on women in politics in Uganda.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 - 3:30 p.m., IPJ Conference Room I: The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Internship Program cordially invites you to: "Imagining Peace: Analyses of Conflicts - and Possible Solutions - in Countries and Territories Around the World." IPJ interns Ray Amberg, Ryan Millard, Alissa Skog and Dana Twal delivered presentations on the situations in the Palestinian Territories, Georgia, Sierra Leone and Indonesia, respectively.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12:30 – 2 p.m., IPJ room C/D: IPJ Daylight Series: "Searching for a Stable Peace in Nepal." Delayed elections and political maneuvering threaten to derail Nepal’s peace process. Collaborating with district and village-level community organizations, IPJ Deputy Director Dee Aker and Program Officer Laura Taylor extended conflict-resolution and peacebuilding trainings to rural and historically isolated constituents, in addition to continued work with decision makers in Kathmandu. Aker and Taylor shared analysis and reflections from their work supporting local and national leaders in their struggle to construct a stable peace with justice. For more information, call (619) 260-7509.
Monday, Dec. 10, 7 - 9 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Speaker Series: "Lemkin’s House – a Reading.” Written by Catherine Filloux and winner of the 2006 Peace Writing Award from the OMNI Center for Peace, Lemkin's House centers on Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer who invented the word “genocide” and dedicated his life to having it declared an international crime. In Ms. Filloux's play, Lemkin is bombarded by people bursting into his home with complaints of more recent genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia. Lemkin must recognize that even his law is not enough to change the world. This event took place in observation of International Human Rights Day. Co-sponsored by: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice; International Museum of Human Rights; United Nations Association; Amnesty International; Survivors of Torture, International; and Voices of Women. For more information, call (619) 260-7509.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2:30 - 9 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Special Co-Sponsored event: "Working Towards a Lasting Peace in the Ogaden." This conference examined ways to promote a more durable peace with justice. Co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Ogaden Voice for Peace. Conference information and presentations. For more information on the Ogaden Voice for Peace, go to www.ogadenvoice.org.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 – 9 p.m., IPJ Rooms A-D: IPJ Film Series: "An Inconvenient Truth." This award-winning documentary film features former United States Vice President Al Gore and is directed by Davis Guggenheim. Premiering in 2006, the film reviews the scientific consensus on climate change, discusses the politics and economics of the phenomenon and describes the consequences global climate change may produce if human-generated greenhouse gases are not significantly reduced in the very near future. Prior to the film a short presentation by the co-chairs of USD’s Sustainability Task Force provided information on campus sustainability efforts. Discussion and book sales will follow after the film. This event was free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by: The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice; Social Issues Committee; Community Service Learning; and Associated Students. For more information about the film, go to http://www.climatecrisis.net/.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Speaker Series: "The Israelis and Palestinians: Prospects for Peace." Marcia Freedman, founding president of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, served in the Knesset from 1973 through 1977, where she spoke for women's issues and raised concerns that had never been publicly discussed in Israel. Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, seeks to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 1977 Freedman co-founded the Women's Party. Freedman also was one of the founders and leaders of the feminist movement in Israel in the early '70s. Details. Streaming video.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 - 7:30 - 9 a.m., IPJ Room D: "Serving Your Country, Serving the Global Community." Preparing students for an increasingly shrinking globalized world, speakers addressed how the U.S. armed services offer opportunities for international experience and heightened cross-cultural competency. As part of International Education Week (IEW), this event was sponsored by the Ahler’s Center for International Business and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. For other IEW events, visit http://www.sandiego.edu/international/iew/.
Monday, Nov. 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: "Play It Again, Uncle Sam: Morocco, Freedom of the Press and the USA." Aboubakr Jamai spoke. Jamai is a recipient of the International Press Freedom Award (2003), a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and publisher and former editor of Le Journal Hebdomadaire (Casablanca). This event was sponsored by the USD Political Science and International Relations Department, the International Center, the Center for Educational Excellence and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
Friday, Nov. 2, 12:30 - 2 p.m., IPJ Room E/F, IPJ Daylight Series presents: "Peace in Southern Sudan: The Role of Civil Society." Beth Rogers-Witte, USD '02, spoke to the role that civil society has played in maintaining the peace in Southern Sudan after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005. Specific examples were given from a project implemented by the international nongovernmental organization, Mercy Corps, where Ms. Rogers-Witte currently works as a Deputy Program Manager, based in Southern Sudan. Lessons learned from those programs can also transfer to peacemaking efforts in Darfur.
Tuesday, Oct. 23 to Wednesday, Oct. 24, "Is Peace Possible? A Summit of Peacemakers on Today's Frontlines." To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Women PeaceMakers Program, four panels examined their contributions to creating a just peace: "Peacemaking: Persevering in the Face of Conflict," a discussion of roadblocks and runways in peacemaking; "Inclusive Human Security: Crossing Conflict Lines," a discussion of working across conflict lines to achieve and foster inclusive human security; "Peacebuilding: Fostering Civic Trust," a discussion of the essential tools in peacebuilding; and, "Media as a Tool for Peacebuilding," a panel on the use of media as an effective tool for peace building. Visit the "Is Peace Possible?" Summit page for more information or read summaries of summit panels and interactions.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series: "International Strides for Inclusive Peacebuilding." International experts highlighted gender concerns and inclusion in conflict resolution, peacekeeping operations and long-term peacebuilding efforts such as reconciliation and accountability for war crimes, particularly gender-based human rights violations. Speakers included Priscilla Hayner, Director of the Peace and Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice and Lt. General Joseph Olorungbon Owonibi, former force commander of U.N. peacekeeping forces in Liberia (UNMIL).
Monday, Oct. 22, 1 - 3 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla: The La Jolla PEN Club presents: Theresa de Langis, Devon Haynie and Stelet Kim – authors, ghost writers, journalists and documentarians at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. These three women are documenting the 2007 Women PeaceMakers-in-residence and talked about their work and approaches to writing. This event was cancelled due to the wildfires in San Diego.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. - noon, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) invited the 2007 Women PeaceMakers Samia Bamieh of Palestine, Latifah Anum Siregar of Indonesia, Susana Tenjoh-Okwen of Cameroon and Irina Yanovskaya of South Ossetia (Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone) to present their unique and compelling stories of building peace in war-town areas of the world.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Women PeaceMakers Program: "Reviving Traditional Law to Transform Contemporary Tribal and Migrant Disputes: A Conversation with Latifah Anum Siregar from Indonesia." Latifah Anum Siregar, human rights lawyer, chair of the Alliance for Democracy in Papua and advocate for peace working in the complex tribal and migrant conflicts in Papua communities, shared her story.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 3 - 4:30 p.m., IPJ Rooms C & D: "Burma Teach-In: Will Non-Violent Resistance Succeed?" Professor Karma Lekshe Tsomo of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Tim A. Hardy, a local Burmese-American who took part in the 1988 demonstrations in Burma and Joyce Neu of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice discussed the ongoing non-violent protests in Burma against the military junta that has ruled the country since 1988. This event was sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, the Center for Christian Spirituality, the Department of Political Science and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Women PeaceMakers Program: "Liberating Minds Imprisoned by War Trauma and Media Bias: A Conversation with Irina Yanovskaya from South Ossetia (Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone)." Irina Yanovskaya, mother, journalist, lawyer, chair of the Journalists for Human Rights and one of the 1,000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, shared her story.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Women PeaceMakers Program: "Weaving Women’s Rights into an Independent Democratic State: A Conversation with Samia Bamieh from Palestine." Samia Bamieh, mother, founding member of the International Women’s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli Peace and committee member assigned to draft a Palestinian constitution, shared her story.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: "US Military Forces in Iraq and US Relations with Iran." General Robert Gard (retired US Army former Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division) and General Joseph Hoar (retired USMC former Commander in Chief, Central Command) discussed Middle East policy. This event was sponsored by the USD Political Science and International Relations Department, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Center for Arms Control and Non Proliferation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Randy Willoughby.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Women PeaceMakers Program: "Uniting Women to Overcome Long-standing Inter-tribal Hostilities: A Conversation with Susana Tenjoh-Okwen from Cameroon." Susana Tenjoh-Okwen, mother, professor, community peace mediator and respected gender activist from Bamenda in the northwest of Cameroon, shared her story.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 - 9 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Women PeaceMakers Program: "Peace is a Matter of Justice Everywhere: Women PeaceMakers Program Panel." Spanning the globe from state conflicts to tribal wars, from a former Soviet province to a Pacific island, from a Middle East hot spot to a little known African conflict, four women from very different parts of the world addressed the challenges and hopes of achieving peace with justice. The recognized peacemakers and justice advocates were Samia Bamieh from Palestine, Latifah Anum Siregar from Indonesia, Susana Tenjoh-Okwen from Cameroon and Irina Yanovskaya from South Ossetia (Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone).
Thursday, Oct. 4, 12:15 – 2 p.m., Hahn University Center, Forum A - B: Special Event: Keynote luncheon address for 18th Annual Social Issues Conference, "Peace Building: Both Art and/or Science?" by the Rev. William Headley, C.S.Sp., Ph.D., founding dean of USD’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Dean Headley examined the dynamic tension between academic, theoretical approaches to peacebuilding and the intuitive, creative methods used by people in conflict areas.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 10:45 a.m. – noon, Hahn University Center Room 103: Social Issues Conference Workshop: "Climate Change and the Responsibility to Protect." This workshop featured panelists from the USD School of Law and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Details.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Jenny Craig Pavilion: Special Event: "Walking Together in Peace." Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, author and activist, was the keynote speaker for the 18th Annual Social Issues Conference and for the Center for Christian Spirituality at the University of San Diego (USD). Thay (teacher), as Thich Nhat Hanh is often called, has spent his life advocating peace and nonviolence. His protest of the Vietnam War compelled Martin Luther King, Jr., to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Cosponsored by USD’s Social Issues Conference, the Center for Christian Spirituality, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and other USD and community organizations.
The talk was preceded by a walking meditation from the Hahn University Center to the Jenny Craig Pavilion from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. and a guided meditation and chant at the Jenny Craig Pavilion from 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., IPJ room I: IPJ Daylight Series presents: "The Role of the Church in Peacebuilding in East Africa." Peter Kimeu of Kenya has worked with Catholic Relief Services for over 25 years, helping the people build healthy, sustainable communities and resolve conflicts peacefully. For over 10 years he has been building bridges of solidarity among Africans and Americans through immersion trips and sister diocese delegations. He brings an inspiring message that faith is about getting engaged in our world and building bridges of solidarity. This event was sponsored by Catholic Relief Services with the collaboration of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Details.
Friday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., IPJ Garden of the Sky: IPJ Special Event: International Day of Peace Celebration. The San Diego community and USD students, faculty and staff were invited to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace at the IPJ. Local organizations working for peace and social justice provided information on their activities and opportunities for individuals to get involved. Attendees marked this day of non-violence and reconciliation by strolling by the booths, signing up to volunteer or intern, enjoying entertainment, sharing a moment of silence at noon, and learning more about local and global peace and justice issues. View a list of organizations that participated in the event. Streaming video.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series: "The Dynamics of Human Rights and the Environment." In the first Distinguished Lecture of the 2007-2008 series, Human Rights Watch's Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, addressed the environmental factors behind human rights violations. Mr. Roth examined how environmental and social issues involving governments and corporations affect human rights. A reception followed the lecture.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 – 9 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Special Co-Sponsored event: "Theatre & War," a panel which featured some of San Diego's prominent theatre professionals. Dr. Marianne McDonald, Delicia Turner Sonnenberg and Anne Marie Welsh addressed the way war has been theatrically interpreted through the centuries. The panelists’ remarks were interspersed with dramatic readings by leading local actors. This event was sponsored by Voices of Women in collaboration with the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Details.
Thursday, Aug. 23, 3 - 6 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Masters of Peace and Justice Studies students delivered final presentations of their graduate work and recent field research in Tanzania. Topics ranged from security through mediation to post-conflict mental health perceptions, from humanitarian health care delivery to peace education. A reception followed. Please contact Dr. Lee Ann Otto for information.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2 - 4:30 p.m., IPJ Conference Room D: IPJ Interns present: "Countries in Conflict, Prospects for Peace: Past, Present and Future." 2007 IPJ Summer Interns delivered presentations on the situations in Somalia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Nepal and Kosovo respectively. Details.
Tuesday, July 10, 12:45 – 2 p.m., Manchester Auditorium: IPJ Speaker Series: Gerry Adams, MP, president of Sinn Féin and central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, spoke at the Manchester Conference Center. Mr. Adams traveled in the United States courtesy of Friends of Sinn Féin. Details.
July 5, 2007 - Pursuing Justice in the Midst of War: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Beyond. Senior Fellow Project Report. Joyce Neu.
(Article - United States Institute of Peace)
Friday, June 22, 1 - 3 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Special Co-sponsored Event: "Tolerance and Compassion: A Caring Approach to Teaching Students Good Character." Eva Olsson is a Holocaust survivor, author and public speaker. During World War II, Eva’s family was imprisoned in a ghetto and then shipped by boxcar to Auschwitz in May 1944. Of her entire extended family of 89 people, only she and her youngest sister, Fradel, survived the death camps. Her book, Unlocking the Doors: a Woman’s Struggle against Intolerance, is a bestseller in Canada where she emigrated in 1951. This co-sponsored event was part of the Ninth Annual Character Development Conference hosted by the Character Development Center at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Details.
Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Special Event: "The Soldier's Journey from War to Peace." The Venerable Claude Anshin Thomas spoke on his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam and eventual convert to Buddhism, mendicant monk and founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence. The talk was followed by a book-signing. This event was co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, San Diego Veterans for Peace and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Details.
Thursday, May 10, 12:30 - 2 p.m., IPJ Room C/D: IPJ Daylight Series: "Nepal’s Democratic Transition: Challenges and Opportunities." Dee Aker, Ph.D., Interim Director, and Laura Taylor, Program Officer, recently returned from Nepal. They reported on the political situation since the peace agreement signed November 2006 which brought an end to a 10-year armed insurgency. Nepal now faces a complicated progression to peace and democracy. Trips to rural areas as well as a series of workshops and private interviews in Kathmandu informed their analysis. Voices and perspectives of conflict survivors and political leaders on the forefront of the democratic transition where shared, including video clips of the youth and women participants in the IPJ Peace Radio Project. IPJ Nepal Project.
Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. - noon, and 1 - 1:30 p.m., IPJ Conference Room A: "Countries in Conflict, Prospects for Peace: Past, Present and Future." First session topics included Nepal and Uganda – a comparison; Afghanistan; and Sudan. Second session focused on Somalia. IPJ Interns and USD students Rebecca Deedman, Nick Diamond, Daniela Loor and Gabriella Stumpf presented.
Thursday, May 3, 12:30 - 2 p.m., IPJ Room E/F: IPJ Daylight Series: "Prospects for Peace, Consequences of War: Iraq Four Years On." Dana Eyre, Ph.D., spent over two years working as Senior Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Iraq reconstruction effort, with 17 months of service with the Mission in Iraq. He offered his analysis of the current situation in Iraq. Details.
Wednesday, May 2, 7:45 - 9 a.m., IPJ Conference Room H/I: IPJ Special Event: "Global HIV/AIDS and the U.S. Government’s Response: The Power of Partnerships." Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Alex Coutinho, Executive Director of The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda, spoke about the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and partnerships as a key to training and treating members of HIV/AIDS affected peoples and communities. Three years into the initiative, through the end of fiscal year 2006, PEPFAR (a $15 billion initiative) has partnered with host nations to support antiretroviral treatment for nearly one million people in the developing world. PEPFAR presented its Third Annual Report to Congress in March. Ambassador Dybul and Dr. Coutinho spoke on HIV/AIDS as a security issue, highlighting HIV/AIDS as imperative to conflict prevention. Details. Transcript. Streaming audio.
Wednesday, April 25, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m., and 5:30 - 6:50 p.m., Manchester Auditorium: Special Event: Aboubakr Jamai, former editor of Le Journal Hebdomadaire of Casablanca, spoke about democratization and freedom of the press in Morocco and the Middle East. Jamai delivered two lectures: "Freedom of the Press and Media in the Middle East" at 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. and "Moroccan Politics, Foreign Relations, and the 2007 Elections" at 5:30 – 6:50 p.m. This event was co-sponsored by the University of San Diego’s Department of Political Science, Internationalization Initiative of the Office of the Provost, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and Hansen Distinguished Speaker Series of San Diego State University.
Monday, April 23, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Special Event: "They Poured Fire on us from the Sky." Alephonsion Deng, co-author of They Poured Fire on us from the Sky, is a native Sudanese who was driven from war-ravaged Sudan. He spoke about his memoir, recalling his harrowing journey to safety. This event was co-sponsored by the University of San Diego's Associated Students, Social Issues Committee, Department of Political Science and International Relations and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
Monday, April 16, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre : IPJ Speaker Series: "Tackling Africa’s Health Care Crisis: Toward Solutions in Post-Conflict Settings." Ted Alemayhu, founder and CEO of U.S. Doctors for Africa. USDFA is a non-profit organization focusing on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases affecting Africa, addressing urgent local needs for healthcare professionals, while working long-term for the creation of self-sustaining and self-directed public health systems continent-wide. This event was co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, U.S. Doctors for Africa and the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Details.
Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series: "Preventing Mass Atrocities: Making 'Never Again' a Reality." The Honorable Gareth Evans - president and CEO, International Crisis Group; former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia, examined the tools that the international community, countries and individuals can use to prevent deadly conflict and mass atrocities like the genocide in Darfur and civilian casualties in conflicts around the world.
Tuesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. - noon, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC – Panel Discussion "The Role of Women in Stabilization and Reconstruction." The findings of three reports were discussed at this event: The Role of Women in Stabilization and Reconstruction (USIP Special Report); United Nations Reform: Improving Peace Operations by Advancing the Role of Women (WIIS/Stanley Foundation report); Who's Making Policy? What Difference Does It Make? An International Conference on Gender-Inclusive Decision Making for Peace & Justice (Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice publication). Details.
Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Film Series: "Reversing the Ripples of War." Première of the 2005 Women PeaceMakers documentary, produced by Sun & Moon Vision Productions featuring the 2005 IPJ Women PeaceMakers from Cambodia, the Philippines, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. This documentary traces the women's personal stories of peacemaking, courage and hope. Details.
Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Special Event: "A Land Twice Promised." Storyteller Noa Baum, an Israeli who began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United Sates, weaved together their memories and their mothers’ stories. She created a moving testimony illuminating the complex and contradictory history and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike. This event was co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and Voices of Women.
Thursday, March 15, 12:30 - 2 p.m., IPJ room A/B: IPJ Daylight Series: "Agency and Activism: Women for Social Justice in Uganda." The Honorable Annette Mukabera became the youngest woman elected to the Parliament of Uganda in 2001. She discussed her current work as an activist to empower women to enter politics, fight HIV/AIDS and promote legislation that advances human rights in Uganda.
Monday, March 12, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Film Series:"A Force More Powerful: The Way of Dr. King & Gandhi." Erik Olson Fernández, director of the San Diego field office of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) spoke on the principles and methods of nonviolence, interspersing his lecture with clips from the acclaimed PBS documentary, A Force More Powerful. Details.
Thursday, March 8, 7:30 a.m., IPJ Rooms A-D: IPJ Annual Event: International Women’s Day Celebration Breakfast. This event was co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, the Women’s Equity Council of the United Nations Association – San Diego Chapter and Voices of Women. Details.
Tuesday, Feb. 27, noon - 1:45 p.m., Church Center - 10th Fl., United Nations, New York. Parallel Event to the 51st Session of the Commission on the Status Women, "No excuses: Defending Women’s and Children’s Rights in Times of Terror." Panel presentation co-convened by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and United Nations Association – San Diego and launch of the 2006 Who's making policy? What Difference does it make? Final Report. Details.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 12:30 - 2 p.m., IPJ Rooms C-D: IPJ Daylight Series: Anne Hoiberg, director of the Women’s Equity Council of the United Nations Association – San Diego Chapter, and Lilia Velásquez, immigration attorney and adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, spoke on their experiences in Kenya and at the World Social Forum recently concluded in Nairobi. Details.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., IPJ Rooms H-I: IPJ Film Series: "Searching for Peace in the Middle East." Landrum Bolling, Earlham President Emeritus and Director at Large for Mercy Corps, presented his film about the hopes for peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, noting the remarkable degree of agreement on what a peace settlement would look like. Co-sponsored with Earlham College. Details.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, IPJ. WorldLink~Connecting youth to global affairs hosts 10th Annual Youth Town Meeting for high school students. The student-chosen theme was "Countering Terrorism." More about WorldLink.
Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Peace & Justice Theatre: IPJ Speaker Series: "Archaeology of Afghanistan: Its Past, Present and Future." Zemaryalai Tarzi, President of the Association for the Protection of Afghan Archaeology, discussed his latest findings addressed the devastation Afghanistan's archeological heritage has been facing for the past 25 years. This event was co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, the Bamiyan Archaelogical Mission and the Association for the Protection of Afghan Archaeology. Details.