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March 14, 2013
 
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Adelphi University Presents Eighth Annual Conference for Peace and Human Rights

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Adelphi University will explore ideals of peace and sustainability in a two day event with the Eighth Annual Conference for Peace and Human Rights on March 21 and 22, 2013. This event is sponsored by the Adelphi University Diversity Committee, and the Schools of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences and the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.

The first day of the event, March 21, will focus on “Sustainable Peace and Western Sahara” and will include an in-depth panel discussion followed by a question and answer session taking place on campus in the Ruth S. Harley University Center at 10:50 a.m. The panel will include a diverse range of perspectives on  issues pertaining to human rights, identity, conflict, and  sovereignty in Western Sahara. Panelists for the event include Spanish artist Federico Guzmán, Professor Abdelhamid Jaber, Ph.D. of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, Senior Report Matthew Lee of the Inner City Press, and Executive Director Carne Ross of Independent Diplomat. Adelphi Professor Devin Thornburg, Ph.D. will moderate the discussion.

On March 22, there will be a trip to the United Nations Headquarters for a full day of exploring exhibits and attending briefings on peace, human rights, and sustainable development. Students will also have an opportunity to attend presentations exploring careers in the United Nations. Students and interested faculty are encouraged to travel by chartered bus to the UN with the University’s contingent or join the group at any time during the day-long event. RSVPs are necessary for participation in the UN portion of the conference and should be addressed to jganley@adelphi.edu.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Levermore Global Scholars, Adelphi University, School of Social Work, Peace Studies Program, Center for International Education, Diversity