ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of experts on peace and conflict resolution, including a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will present on the opening day of World Peace Conference 2017 in Ann Arbor. The conference will explore ways to promote peace and reduce violence locally, nationally and globally.
Convened by the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and supported by other regional Rotary clubs and Rotary International, the conference will take place March 31 and April 1 at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan campus. The conference is open to the public.
Jody Williams, the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will serve as keynote speaker at the conference and will kick off the opening day panel on peace and conflict resolution. Other panelists will be:
- Robert Johansen, senior fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a recognized expert on peace and justice;
- Owen Greene, a professor at the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England and a widely published expert on conflict resolution who has served as a consultant to the United Nations, European Union and the United Kingdom;
- Sean Byrne, executive director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba;
- Jessica Senehi, associate professor of peace and conflict studies at the University of Manitoba and a widely published author with a specialization in storytelling;
- Fred Pearson, professor of political science and director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, whose many books include "Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation, and Settlement of Political Disputes"; and
- Ashley Greene, assistant professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, who has written and presented widely on Uganda.
Other speakers scheduled for the 2-day conference include
- Rotary International President John Germ;
- Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world's leading experts on sustainable development and the fight against poverty, and a special advisor to then-United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals;
- Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.
For more information or to register, go to www.2017peaceconference.org.
Contact: Peter Brown
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SOURCE Rotary Club of Ann Arbor