“The Agents of Peace: Soldier, Civil Servant, Teacher, Activist.”
Call for Workshop Participants
March 31st, 2007
North Bay, Ontario
Purpose of the Workshop:
The purpose of the workshop is to explore various bottom-up and top-down approaches to peace building, keeping and making, towards a better understanding of the conditions of sustainable peace.
The workshop will consist of 3 topic and question-driven roundtable discussions, during the day, and an after-dinner talk by Thomas Homer-Dixon. Essays will be accepted for publication after the event.
If you are interested in attending, please contact:
Roundtable topics and questions will include:
• What is the role of education in creating the conditions for sustainable peace?
• What is peace? Is it possible to define peace in its own terms, other than as an opposite condition to war and more fundamentally than as ceasefire?
• What are the responsibilities and potentials for states, interstate organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals in bringing about peace? What are the relative merits of various forms of peace activism- from peace-keeping and peace-making interventions, to peace-building efforts within communities?
Sponsored by a SSHRC Aid to Small Universities grant.
Dr. John Allison, Ed.D.
Faculty of Education,
North Bay, Ontario, CANADA P1B 8L7
Phone: 01-705-474-3450 ext. 4582
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