Tue, Sep 22, 2015: Advancing the Cause of Peace in a “World at War”: Mobilizing the Peace Movements to Combat Wars, Armed Conflicts and Generalized Violence

The latest figures regarding the numbers of persons who are forced to flee as a consequence of armed violence are shocking. This year alone more than 270,000 people have tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe vessels in an effort to escape extreme violence in their home countries. As wars continue unabated in all parts of the globe, we must take action to address the root causes and not merely the symptoms. The focus of this seminar will be on what must be done to bring an end to the suffering caused by armed violence.

Universities have long been a home for peace and anti-violence activism, but in recent years, attention and mobilization among students has declined. This seminar will try to find ways to bring peace back to the top of mind and help to mobilize students, connect them with the Canadian peace movement, and look towards an end to armed violence that is the root cause of the current refugee crisis in Europe.

Speakers:
David Leyton-Brown, Master, McLaughlin College
James C. Simeon, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration
Martin Mulldoon, Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Science for Peace
Matthew Legge, Peace and Sustainable Program, Coordinator, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)
Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director, Project Ploughshares Canada
Aaron Sanderson, Director, Development, War Child Canada

SENIOR COMMON ROOM
Tuesday September 22nd from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
140 McLAUGHLIN COLLEGE – York University

Co-sponsored by Office of the Master, McLaughlin, School of Public Policy and Administration and Department of Political Science

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at x33824 or
vcarneva@yorku.ca