Evening at Egan teams up with Juneau World Affairs Council

Posted: Thursday, October 07, 2010

The University of Alaska Southeast and the Juneau World Affairs Council will co-hosting the next Evening at Egan presentation to kick off the annual Fall JWAC Forum, "The Possibility of Peace: Non-violent Strategies to Resolve International Conflict," Oct. 8, 9 and 10 on the UAS Campus.

Wesleyan University Professor of Government Erica Chenoweth will present "Rethinking International Political Violence: The Strategic Logic of Non-violent Conflict" and American University Professor in the School of International Service and Co-director of Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs Program Julie Mertus will present "Human Rights and Non-Violent Struggles." The talks will take place Friday, Oct. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall.

The weekend JWAC forum, Rethinking International Political Violence: The Strategic Logic of Non-violent Conflict, will examine nonviolent interventions that address threats to international peace and stability including ethnic and religious strife, civil war, failed states, colonialism and its aftermath, social and political violence, environmentally-related conflict and human rights abuses. Emerging paradigms for international conflict resolution including negotiation, meditation, reconciliation, and other forms of non-violent peace building will be discussed.

After the Evening at Egan kick-off presentations, the forum continues Saturday Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, October 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a reconciliation workshop Saturday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.. Most forum events will take place in the Egan Lecture Hall near the library on the UAS Auke Lake Campus.

Additional speaker bios and forum information at: www.jwac.org.

For more information, contact Bob Schroeder, garuda@gci.net or 586 5843.

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