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Peace as a Global Language Conference

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

For those of you in or near Japan, this is a great opportunity! The deadline for proposals has been extended to August 30. Kip Cates and George Jacobs (two longtime favorites of mine) are on the list of invited speakers.

Peace as a Global Language Conference
Dates: November 16 – 17, 2013
Venue: Rikkyo University, Tokyo (Nizza campus)
Theme: Peace and Welfare in the Local and Global Community
Website: pgljapan.org

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013
Submission Guidelines

In our increasingly interconnected global village, where we live in close proximity to people from different backgrounds, creeds, genders, ethnicity, orientation and ages, many questions remain. How should we work toward solving issues that divide our communities, both at the local and international levels? How can we work together to achieve better ties for all, despite the multifaceted challenges that everybody faces on a daily basis? This year’s conference will examine some of the issues pertaining to achieving and maintaining peace in our families and communities, and how to bring us closer together to realise our potential to interconnect, respect and promote recognition for all and a culture of peace, in a time of deepening inequalities.

With the above in mind, we cordially invite scholars, teachers, peace activists, students and members of the community interested in these issues and more to join us in the second weekend of November in the beautiful surroundings of Rikkyo University’s Niiza campus for discussion, debate and contemplation, and to come together as together to realise our potential as co-inhabitants of a shrinking planet. .

Looking forward to welcoming you to PGL2013.

Zane Ritchie
Chair, PGL 2013

Invited Speakers

  • John Denny “Empowering a Nation: Transforming Myanmar into a Member of the Global Community”
  • Akemi Shimada “Fostering Ainu Youth”
  • Gerry Yokota “Engendering Communities of Peace”
  • Kip Cates “Teaching for Peace in the Global Classroom: Information, Inspiration, Action”
  • George Jacobs “Promoting Peace through Eating More Plant Foods”

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