Adelphi will explore ideals of peace and sustainability during a panel discussion on "Sustainable Peace and Western Sahara" and a visit to the United Nations Headquarters to attend briefings on peace, human rights, and sustainable development.
March 12, 2013 (Newswire.com) - 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 GuzmÃ¡n, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work-the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.