ACTION FOR PEACE

Saturday, April 6, 2019

 

This year’s theme, “Action for Peace”, highlights steps that individuals and communities need to take at local and global levels to address pressing challenges around the world. It is Class 16 Rotary Peace Fellows’ call for immediate action to tackle climate change, violence, human displacement, lack of education and livelihoods, planetary health and famine.

 

SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULE


Registration

Begins at 8:00 am


Welcome and Introductions

Begins at 9:00 am

Session I

9:20 am – 10:35 am

A Story of Reconciliation in a Narrative of War

Nigel Heywood – Australia

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Folklore

Labor Mobility and the Right to Work: Pathways Out of Limbo and Towards Peace for Refugees in Indonesia

Shannon Longhurst – Australia

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Global Studies

Investing in Adolescent Health and Development for Peace

Venera Urbaeva – The Kyrgyz Republic

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Maternal & Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health


Coffee Break

10:35 am – 11:00 am


Session II

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Increasing the Resilience of Subsistence Farmers to Climate Variability in Northern Mali

Alhousseyni Maiga – Mali

Duke University, Master of International Development Policy

Artisanal Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon: Exploring the Science-Policy Nexus

Christian Lara – Colombia

Duke University, Master of International Development Policy

Bridging the Humanitarian Gap

Mohammed Eid – Palestine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Global Studies


Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:25 pm


Session III

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Zero Famine

Branka Panic – Serbia

Duke University, Master of International Development Policy

Designing Effective Training Programs For Refugees In Cameroon: Women & Girls

Natalie Emery – Italy

Duke University, Master of International Development Policy


Stretch Break

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm


Session IV

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Why is Pakistan’s Most Peaceful Religious Community Turning Violent?
Case Study of Blasphemy Activism by the Barelvis

Sajjad Hussain – Pakistan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Global Studies

Education in Emergencies: Rethinking Education for Rohingya Refugee Children in Cox’s Bazar Shelters

Sakun Gajurel – Nepal

Duke University, Master of International Development Policy

Closing Remarks

Conference concludes at 4:00 pm


 

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