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Professors, Research Fellow From Rutgers University, Newark, Among “Peace Leaders” at Newark Peace Education Summit May 13-15

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During thi s week’s Newark Peace Education Summit, three members of the Rutgers University, Newark, community will mingle their voices with those of three Nobel Laureates — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi – as well as Martin Luther King III and international  “peace leaders” from a wide cross section of cultures, disciplines and perspectives.   Faculty members Clement A. Price and Aldo Civico, along with former child soldier Ishmael Beah, now a Rutgers senior research fellow, are  participating in two of the workshops and panels focusing on peacemaking practices from around the world.

Aldo Civico will be on the “Peace in the Community” panel, along with the Dalai Lama, Ebadi and Williams, and others, on May 14, from 1:30 – 3 p.m.  Civico is assistant professor of anthropology and co-director of the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights (CGCHR).

Clement Price and Ishmael Beah, a senior research fellow in CGCHR, will sit on the May 15 panel, “Peace in the World,” 9-11 a.m., with Williams and Ebadi and several other speakers. Price is the Rutgers Distinguished Service Professor of History; Beah, a former Sierra Leonean child solder and the author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.

The May 13-15 conference will explore the programs, policies, and methods used by communities to establish peace, why and how they work, and how to replicate themin America and around the world. The Newark Peace Education Summit will highlight peacemaking as a way for individuals, communities, and nations to resolve conflicts and problems.

The summit will present Nobel Laureates, civic leaders, organizations, scholars and activists, from around the country and world, who have used peace and nonviolence to educate youth, to create safer neighborhoods, and to create more satisfying and fulfilling lives for countless people.

The event will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  A special $25 daily rate is available for students;  order on-line, by  phone or at the box office, using
the promo code STUDENT. (Must show ID at  box office to pick up tickets.). For tickets/info:  http://www.newarkpeace.org/

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is host of the summit, which is the first of its kind for the city. The conference is being convened by Tibet House US and the Drew A. Katz Foundation, with lead support from the Foundation, MCJ Amelior Foundation, and Lewis Katz.

For information about the Newark Peace Education Summit, please contact DKC Public Relations, 212-685-4300, or go to  http://www.newarkpeace.org/.