Science for Peace with the assistance of Voice of Women, is organizing a conference at the University of Toronto March 11th, 1999. Tentatively titled “World Peace: Today’s Dream can be Tomorrow’s Reality”, the conference will address the 4 strands of the Hague Appeal for Peace. The planning committee is approaching various university departments, campus and peace groups to help shape the conference. Jonathan Schell, the widely acclaimed author of Fate of the Earth has confirmed his participation. He will speak to the themes in his new book A Gift of Time. We have approached Lloyd Axworthy and are waiting to hear back. Other speakers and resource people will be invited. In addition to the one-day conference, a public forum featuring Schell and 2 other panelists will be held on March 10th, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in cooperation with the St. Lawrence Centre Forum.
The Conference/Forum objectives are:
- to engage students, the university community of southern Ontario and the general public in the work to abolish war and to promote a culture of peace.
- to provide an opportunity for peace researchers, educators and community activists to contribute to the Hague Agenda for Peace Justice.
- to include Foreign Affairs Minister, Lloyd Axworthy in our activities to acknowledge his contributions and to urge him on to even greater accomplishments..
- to take the Toronto Conference proceedings to the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in the Netherlands.
- to inject a renewed impetus into the work for the abolition of weapons of mass destruction and the mainstreaming of a culture of peace.
To register for the Centenary Conference (May 11-15, 1999) in The Hague, Netherlands request an information package from the U.S. office: The Hague Appeal for Peace, c/o WFM 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, tel 212-687-2623, fax 212-599-1332, email email@example.com, web site www.haguepeace.org To receive a discount you must meet the early registration deadline of January 15, 1999.