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Saturday, March 1
 

8:00am

Faith & Peace Day Registration
Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

9:30am

Opening Ceremony
Saturday March 1, 2014 9:30am - 9:40am
Main Auditorium Minneapolis Convention Center

9:40am

Laureate Address: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Speakers
avatar for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

1989 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet, who at the age of two, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama. His Holiness received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for advocating “peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people.” The Dalai... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 9:40am - 10:20am
Main Auditorium Minneapolis Convention Center

11:00am

Book Signing: Arjia Rinpoche
Arjia Rinpoche, former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, escaped to the USA in 1998. In 2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana where he now resides. IN 2010, he published his memoirs, Surviving the Dragon.

Speakers
avatar for Arjia Rinpoche

Arjia Rinpoche

President, Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Arjia Rinpoche, former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, escaped to the USA in 1998. In 2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana where he now resides. IN 2010, he published his memoirs, Surviving the Dragon.


Saturday March 1, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

11:00am

Book Signing: Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean is known for her tireless work against the death penalty. In 1982, she became spiritual adviser to Patrick Sonnier, sentenced to die in Louisiana’s Angola State Prison for the murder of two teenagers. Before his death, Sister Helen came to Sonnier, the men whose job it was to execute him, and the victims’ families. In 1984, Sonnier was put to death in the electric chair. Soon after, she became spiritual advisor to Robert Lee Willie, who later met the same fate as Sonnier. With others, Prejean held vigils and marched to draw attention to capital punishment. She founded a support group for victims’ families called Survive. Published in 1993, Prejean’s Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States sparked national debate on how human choices and consequences are linked in our system of capital punishment. Today, Sister Helen campaigns against the practice, counsels death row prisoners, and works with victims’ families.  

Speakers
avatar for Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Roman Catholic nun, Congregation of St. Joseph, leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
Sister Helen Prejean is known for her tireless work against the death penalty. In 1982, she became spiritual adviser to Patrick Sonnier, sentenced to die in Louisiana’s Angola State Prison for the murder of two teenagers. Before his death, Sister Helen came to Sonnier, the men whose job it was to execute him, and the victims’ families. In 1984, Sonnier was put to death in the electric chair. Soon after, she became spiritual advisor to... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

11:00am

12:00pm

Christian Peace Theology: Internal Critique and Interfaith Dialogue
This session will survey theological debates over war and violence within the Christian tradition in a way that assumes others – particularly Muslims – are listening in. It will present Christian pacifism as the sort of internal critique that representatives of any faith tradition must honestly do in order to dialogue well with others in the service of peace.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Schlabach

Gerald Schlabach

Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas
Gerald W. Schlabach is a Christian social ethicist who teaches in the Theology department at the University of St. Thomas and former chair of Justice and Peace Studies there. In the 1980s he launched a regional peacebuilding project in Central America for Mennonite Central Committee. Currently a research scholar at the Collegeville Institute, he is writing a book on peace theology and Catholic social teaching. 


Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
M100-H Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

12:00pm

Forgiveness 360: A Multi-Faith Strategy for Peace
Is forgiveness the ultimate crossing of boundaries? This session is about the wide world of forgiveness, and Includes YouTube videos from the Forgiveness 360 Website. Viewpoints from Islamic, Jewish, Catholic, Native American, cardilogical and biological resources will be presented; exceprts from an interview with Krista Tippett of "On Being",  the American Public Media radio show; and Marina Cantacuzino via Google Hangout from Brussells. 

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Dean Seal

Rev. Dean Seal

Executive Artistic Director, Forgiveness 360
Rev. Dean Seal is an adjunct Religion instructor at Augsburg College and has a Master’s degree in interfaith dialogue through the performing arts. He is ordained to that mission in the Presbyterian Church. He is a produced playwright, and has written for A Prairie Home Companion. Seal is founder and Executive Artistic Director of Forgiveness 360, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that produces television, videos, and over 100 productions of theater... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
M100-F Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

12:00pm

Religious Communities: Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe Toward Justice?
Martin Luther King Jr. was not the first to speak of the arc of the moral universe bending towards justice. Albert Einstein talked of it. Theodore Parker, a Unitarian Minister, was probably the first. This presentation will look at the ways religious traditions are putting their hands to the moral arc of justice and bending it in their time and place. 

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian

Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian

Plymouth Congregational Church
James Gertmenian is the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. During his pastorate in Minneapolis, he helped to found the BEACON Interfaith Housing Collaborative, which has created nearly $60 million in affordable and supportive housing since 1999. In 2006 he co-chaired the Commission to End Homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County and he serves on the Steering Committee of Heading Home Minnesota, an effort to... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Rev. Dr. David Breeden

Rev. Dr. David Breeden

First Unitarian Society of Minnesota
avatar for Rev. Dr. Dan Collison

Rev. Dr. Dan Collison

First Covenant Church
avatar for Imam Makram El-Amin

Imam Makram El-Amin

Masjad An-Nur Mosque
avatar for Rev. Dr. Tim Hart-Andersen

Rev. Dr. Tim Hart-Andersen

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 3 Minneapolis Convention Center

12:00pm

Religious Communities: Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe Toward Justice?
Martin Luther King Jr. was not the first to speak of the arc of the moral universe bending towards justice. Albert Einstein talked of it. Theodore Parker, a Unitarian Minister, was probably the first. This presentation will look at the ways religious traditions are putting their hands to the moral arc of justice and bending it in their time and place. 

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian

Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian

Plymouth Congregational Church
James Gertmenian is the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. During his pastorate in Minneapolis, he helped to found the BEACON Interfaith Housing Collaborative, which has created nearly $60 million in affordable and supportive housing since 1999. In 2006 he co-chaired the Commission to End Homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County and he serves on the Steering Committee of Heading Home Minnesota, an effort to... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Rev. Dr. David Breeden

Rev. Dr. David Breeden

First Unitarian Society of Minnesota
avatar for Rev. Dr. Dan Collison

Rev. Dr. Dan Collison

First Covenant Church
avatar for Imam Makram El-Amin

Imam Makram El-Amin

Masjad An-Nur Mosque
avatar for Rev. Dr. Tim Hart-Andersen

Rev. Dr. Tim Hart-Andersen

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 3 Minneapolis Convention Center

12:00pm

The Death Penalty Today: The Fight for Justice, Fairness, and Change
How is the death penalty being used today? What are the challenges for advocates who care about justice?  What policies control the outcomes in death penalty cases and how should they be changed?  Panelists will discuss the modern death penalty in the United States and around the world, and what reforms are needed to ensure more fairness and justice in the system.    

Speakers
avatar for John Bessler

John Bessler

Author and Professor of Law, University of Baltimore
John Bessler is a law professor.  He has written four books on capital punishment, most recently Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and the Founders’ Eighth Amendment.  His next book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, will be published by Carolina Academic Press.  
avatar for Robin Maher

Robin Maher

Director, American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
Robin M. Maher is Director of the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, DC.  She works to improve the quality and availability of defense counsel in capital cases in the U.S. and internationally through training, education, reform, and recruitment of counsel.  Robin is also an adjunct professor of law. 
avatar for Rosalyn Park

Rosalyn Park

Research Director, Advocates for Human Rights
Rosalyn Park is Research Director at The Advocates for Human Rights. Rosalyn represents The Advocates on the World Coalition against the Death Penalty Steering Committee, where she chairs the World Day against the Death Penalty working group. She also coordinates The Advocates’ submissions to UN bodies on death penalty matters.  


Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 1 Minneapolis Convention Center

12:00pm

The Gradual Path to Inner Peace
Many of today’s issues are caused by a distorted mind with anger, greed, and ignorance, resulting in excessive stress, sleep difficulties, and poor eating behavior. One solution to these epidemics is to meditate with loving kindness. A 20- minute analytic meditation followed by single-pointed meditation will be introduced to bring you a taste of inner peace.

Speakers
avatar for Arjia Rinpoche

Arjia Rinpoche

President, Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Arjia Rinpoche, former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, escaped to the USA in 1998. In 2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana where he now resides. IN 2010, he published his memoirs, Surviving the Dragon.


Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 2 Minneapolis Convention Center

12:00pm

The World’s Flashpoints: Crossing Religious and Ethnic Divides
Mr.Bryn will share his most important lessons learned from facilitating more than 300 dialogseminars between  potential leaders from divided communities. The focus will be on understanding the essence of dialogue and how to tackle the greatest challenges for a facilitator. The nuts and bolts. How to design and implement a dialogseminar!

Speakers
avatar for Steinar Bryn

Steinar Bryn

Project Director, Nansen Dialogue Network
Mr. Bryn earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. For the last 20 years he has been a dialogworker, facilitating dialogseminars between participants from the most war torn areas in Europe. He is the head of the Nansen Dialogue Network and Senior Advisor at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway.


Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
M100-G Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

12:00pm

Film: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader.

Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
M100-I Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

1:30pm

Networking Break
Saturday March 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Various

2:00pm

Film: Dead Man Walking
Inspired by the true story of Sister Helen Prejean's relationship with a condemned man and adapted from her book of the same name, this film examines crime, punishment and redemption.  Sr Helen is a Catholic nun living in rural Louisiana who begins corresponding with Matthew Poncelet, a convicted murderer scheduled to be executed soon. Sr Helen agrees to serve as Matthew's spiritual adviser and begins a campaign to spare his life. When it becomes obvious that Matthew's sentence will be carried out, Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew, but tries to guide him to an open admission of the extent of his crimes and an acceptance of divine forgiveness. Note: film runs for 2 hours. 

Speakers
avatar for Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Roman Catholic nun, Congregation of St. Joseph, leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
Sister Helen Prejean is known for her tireless work against the death penalty. In 1982, she became spiritual adviser to Patrick Sonnier, sentenced to die in Louisiana’s Angola State Prison for the murder of two teenagers. Before his death, Sister Helen came to Sonnier, the men whose job it was to execute him, and the victims’ families. In 1984, Sonnier was put to death in the electric chair. Soon after, she became spiritual advisor to... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
M100-I Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

2:00pm

Christian Peace Theology: Internal Critique and Interfaith Dialogue
This session will survey theological debates over war and violence within the Christian tradition in a way that assumes others – particularly Muslims – are listening in. It will present Christian pacifism as the sort of internal critique that representatives of any faith tradition must honestly do in order to dialogue well with others in the service of peace.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Schlabach

Gerald Schlabach

Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas
Gerald W. Schlabach is a Christian social ethicist who teaches in the Theology department at the University of St. Thomas and former chair of Justice and Peace Studies there. In the 1980s he launched a regional peacebuilding project in Central America for Mennonite Central Committee. Currently a research scholar at the Collegeville Institute, he is writing a book on peace theology and Catholic social teaching. 


Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
M100-H Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

2:00pm

Engaging Tibet
Machik creates new bridges between Tibetans, Chinese and global citizens.  In 15 years, our work in education and empowerment in Tibet has created new trust that has launched a unique policy dialogue platform for Tibetans in Tibet today.  Machik's mission is to build a new common ground for a stronger future for Tibet.

Speakers
avatar for Losang Rabgey

Losang Rabgey

Cofounder & Executive Director, Machik
Dr Losang Rabgey and her sister Dr Tashi Rabgey co-founded Machik, whose mission is to incubate social innovation in Tibet. Dr Rabgey holds a PhD in gender and anthropology from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies where she was the first Tibetan to become a Commonwealth Scholar. In 2006, she was recognized by the National Geographic Society as one of eight Emerging Explorers from around the world for her... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium 2 Minneapolis Convention Center

2:00pm

Forgiveness 360: A Multi-Faith Strategy for Peace
Is forgiveness the ultimate crossing of boundaries? This session is about the wide world of forgiveness, and Includes YouTube videos from the Forgiveness 360 Website. Viewpoints from Islamic, Jewish, Catholic, Native American, cardilogical and biological resources will be presented; exceprts from an interview with Krista Tippett of "On Being",  the American Public Media radio show; and Marina Cantacuzino via Google Hangout from Brussells. 

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Dean Seal

Rev. Dean Seal

Executive Artistic Director, Forgiveness 360
Rev. Dean Seal is an adjunct Religion instructor at Augsburg College and has a Master’s degree in interfaith dialogue through the performing arts. He is ordained to that mission in the Presbyterian Church. He is a produced playwright, and has written for A Prairie Home Companion. Seal is founder and Executive Artistic Director of Forgiveness 360, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that produces television, videos, and over 100 productions of theater... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
M100-G Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

2:00pm

Religious Communities: Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe Toward Justice?
Martin Luther King Jr. was not the first to speak of the arc of the moral universe bending towards justice. Albert Einstein talked of it. Theodore Parker, a Unitarian Minister, was probably the first. This presentation will look at the ways religious traditions are putting their hands to the moral arc of justice and bending? it in their time and place. 

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian

Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian

Plymouth Congregational Church
James Gertmenian is the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. During his pastorate in Minneapolis, he helped to found the BEACON Interfaith Housing Collaborative, which has created nearly $60 million in affordable and supportive housing since 1999. In 2006 he co-chaired the Commission to End Homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County and he serves on the Steering Committee of Heading Home Minnesota, an effort to... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Rev. Dr. David Breeden

Rev. Dr. David Breeden

First Unitarian Society of Minnesota
avatar for Rev. Dr. Dan Collison

Rev. Dr. Dan Collison

First Covenant Church
avatar for Imam Makram El-Amin

Imam Makram El-Amin

Masjad An-Nur Mosque
avatar for Rev. Dr. Tim Hart-Andersen

Rev. Dr. Tim Hart-Andersen

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium 3 Minneapolis Convention Center

2:00pm

The Death Penalty Today: The Fight for Justice, Fairness, and Change
How is the death penalty being used today? What are the challenges for advocates who care about justice?  What policies control the outcomes in death penalty cases and how should they be changed?  Panelists will discuss the modern death penalty in the United States and around the world, and what reforms are needed to ensure more fairness and justice in the system.    

Speakers
avatar for John Bessler

John Bessler

Author and Professor of Law, University of Baltimore
John Bessler is a law professor.  He has written four books on capital punishment, most recently Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and the Founders’ Eighth Amendment.  His next book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, will be published by Carolina Academic Press.  
avatar for Robin Maher

Robin Maher

Director, American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
Robin M. Maher is Director of the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, DC.  She works to improve the quality and availability of defense counsel in capital cases in the U.S. and internationally through training, education, reform, and recruitment of counsel.  Robin is also an adjunct professor of law. 
avatar for Rosalyn Park

Rosalyn Park

Research Director, Advocates for Human Rights
Rosalyn Park is Research Director at The Advocates for Human Rights. Rosalyn represents The Advocates on the World Coalition against the Death Penalty Steering Committee, where she chairs the World Day against the Death Penalty working group. She also coordinates The Advocates’ submissions to UN bodies on death penalty matters.  


Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium 1 Minneapolis Convention Center

2:00pm

The World’s Flashpoints: Crossing Religious and Ethnic Divides
Mr.Bryn will share his most important lessons learned from facilitating more than 300 dialogseminars between  potential leaders from divided communities. The focus will be on understanding the essence of dialogue and how to tackle the greatest challenges for a facilitator. The nuts and bolts. How to design and implement a dialogseminar!

Speakers
avatar for Steinar Bryn

Steinar Bryn

Project Director, Nansen Dialogue Network
Mr. Bryn earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. For the last 20 years he has been a dialogworker, facilitating dialogseminars between participants from the most war torn areas in Europe. He is the head of the Nansen Dialogue Network and Senior Advisor at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway.


Saturday March 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
M100-F Minneapolis Convention Center (Mezzanine)

3:30pm

Networking Break
Saturday March 1, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Various

4:00pm

Keynote Address: Sister Helen Prejean
Speakers
avatar for Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Roman Catholic nun, Congregation of St. Joseph, leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
Sister Helen Prejean is known for her tireless work against the death penalty. In 1982, she became spiritual adviser to Patrick Sonnier, sentenced to die in Louisiana’s Angola State Prison for the murder of two teenagers. Before his death, Sister Helen came to Sonnier, the men whose job it was to execute him, and the victims’ families. In 1984, Sonnier was put to death in the electric chair. Soon after, she became spiritual advisor to... Read More →


Saturday March 1, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Auditorium Minneapolis Convention Center
 
Friday, March 7
 

8:00am

9:00am

Keynote Address: Michael Posner, JD
Speakers
avatar for Michael Posner

Michael Posner

Professor of Business and Society, New York University
Michael H. Posner is Professor of Business and Society at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he is launching the first-ever center on business and human rights at a business school. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to lead Human Rights First, a New York-based human rights advocacy organization.  Throughout his career Posner has been a prominent voice in support of human rights... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

10:30am

Networking Break
Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Various

10:30am

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

This session is open all day from 10:30am-6:00pm. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about Nobel Laureates and about the world's major spiritual faiths. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

11:00am

Aligning Business With the Planet: How Will the Change Take Place?

The need for new leaders is apparent today across broad sectors of our economy. With pesky shareholders, uncertain markets and global competitors looming, most business executives keep their heads down. Yet from the need for a low-carbon economy to job creation business is a key actor.  We need managers willing to integrate both private incentives and public welfare.  How will the change take place?



Speakers
avatar for Judith Samuelson

Judith Samuelson

Executive Director, Business and Society Program, Aspen Institute
Judith Samuelson is founder and Executive Director of the Business and Society Program at The Aspen Institute.  Founded in 1998, the program employs dialogue, teaching and research to explore complex issues at the intersection of business and society.  Ms. Samuelson’s work experience spans the business, government and nonprofit sectors.  She has a Masters degree from the Yale School of Management and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carlson School: Rm 147 UMN West Bank

11:00am

Capital Punishment and the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Louisiana (1.5 standard CLE credits)
This session will focus on the problems inherent in administering any system of capital punishment, the professional and human challenges that representing death row inmates present, the varying directions that a post-conviction death penalty case may take over the years of work involved, and the difference that lawyers can make for the death row inmates.

Panelists
avatar for Clinton E. Cutler

Clinton E. Cutler

Chair, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Bankruptcy Group
Clint Cutler is a shareholder and Chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Bankruptcy Group.  Clint is a graduate of Iowa State University and Syracuse University College of Law.  Clint represented Dobie Gillis Williams, a death row inmate in Louisiana.  The case is highlighted in “The Death of Innocents” by Sister Helen Prejean.
avatar for Steven Z. Kaplan

Steven Z. Kaplan

Litigator, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A
Steve is a senior Of Counsel litigator at Fredrikson & Byron.  He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Chicago Law School.  He successfully represented Damon Thibodeaux, the 141st person freed from death row, and currently serves on the Minnesota Innocence Project board.

Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Music Bldg: Sateren Auditorium Augsburg College

11:00am

Constitutions New and Old: Common Ground
Constitutions are the common ground of civil society.  Now celebrating its 200th year, the Norwegian constitution and its older American counterpart have spawned and influenced democracies on every continent.  This has never been more true than in the past two decades.  How do new democracies use these treasured legacies to address contemporary issues?  

Speakers
avatar for Juliana Baffoe

Juliana Baffoe

Juliana Baffoe is a Norwegian Foreign Service Diplomat at the Embassy in Washington, D.C, where she is in charge of the work on the Bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution and coordinates the Security Policy Team at the Embassy. Ms. Baffoe served in the Republic of South Sudan from its independence in 2011 to 2013. While in South Sudan, she supported the new nation’s efforts for a constitutional review process. She received her... Read More →
avatar for John Tunheim

John Tunheim

United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Judge John R. Tunheim is a U.S. District Court Judge in Minnesota. He was Chairman of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board. Judge Tunheim has worked extensively in Kosovo regarding development of the constitution in Uzbekistan concerning criminal law procedure development, and in south Asia with the United Nations Executive Directorate on Counter Terrorism. He has taught federal and state constitutional law as an Adjunct Professor at the... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Humphrey School: Forum Room UMN West Bank

11:00am

Inspiring Peacemaking in Tomorrow's Leaders

Inspiring peacemaking may begin with a catalytic encounter provided by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. However, for that inspiration to stick, participants’ learning must begin before and continue after the Forum. This session will feature three panelists’ innovative work in the classroom and provide a workshop opportunity for both working professionals and students to plan how they will inspire peacemaking beyond the dates and walls of the Forum.


Moderators
avatar for Christopher Michaelson

Christopher Michaelson

Associate Professor of Ethics and Business Law, University of St Thomas
Christopher Michaelson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethics and Business Law at the University of St. Thomas, teaches in the Business and Society Program at New York University, and works with the Global Risk Consulting practice at PwC, where he began his professional career before entering academia.

Panelists
avatar for Tim Ketcher

Tim Ketcher

A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Tim is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Ethics & Business Law Department at the University of St. Thomas. Tim's areas of interest are in Ethics and how technological change challenges existing legal, normative, and cultural ideas.
avatar for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Associate Professor of Justice and Peace Studies, University of St Thomas
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is Associate Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas.  He is the author of thirteen books on justice and peace.  For three years, he has developed joint programing with business ethics students and faculty to address peace issues in the context of Nobel laureates and the Peace Prize Forum.  
avatar for Lakeesha Ransom

Lakeesha Ransom

Dean, University of Toledo
With a 15-year career working in corporate, not-for-profit, educational and government organizations, Ransom currently serves as Dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College at the University of Toledo. She has previously worked as Senior Manager of Emerging Business at Best Buy, Inc., visiting professor at Assumption University in Thailand and a member of the Minnesota Board of Regents. Most recently, she served as a principal of Mariposa Global, a... Read More →
avatar for Joe Underhill

Joe Underhill

Associate Professor of Political Science, Augsburg College
Dr. Underhill served as Batalden Faculty Scholar in Applied Ethics from 2010-12, was Chair of the Political Science Department (2007-2010), directs the International Relations Program, and was a founding member of the college’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and the Environmental Studies and Peace & Global Studies Programs at Augsburg.  He has taken students on international courses to Egypt, Tanzania, New Zealand... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lindell 301 Augsburg College

11:00am

Minerals Mired in Conflict: Business, Legal, and Personal Issues

Minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are finding their way into our electronics, jewelry, and automobiles. They are also fueling local militia groups, which have been contributing to the ongoing war, rape, and enslavement of child soldiers over the past 15 years. By joining forces, corporations, socially responsible investors, and human rights activists have been able to minimize the flow of revenues to militia groups and set up responsible mining practices. Utilizing legislative, diplomatic, and supply chain strategies, a multi-stakeholder coalition is starting to impact the worst conflict since World War II. 


Speakers
avatar for Patricia Jurewicz

Patricia Jurewicz

Director, Responsible Sourcing Network
Patricia Jurewicz is the founder and Director of Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of As You Sow. RSN champions human rights for the most vulnerable people in the mining and harvesting of raw materials found in products we use every day. Currently she sits on advisory committees for the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Mineral Trade and the Conflict Free Smelter Program, and convenes the Multi-Stakeholder Group to End... Read More →
avatar for Zoe McMahon

Zoe McMahon

Director, Global Social & Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett-Packard
Zoe McMahon is Director of Global Social & Environmental Responsibility within HP’s Ethics and Compliance Office. She is responsible for a global team managing HP’s product and supply chain social and environmental responsibility policy and compliance programs including ethical sourcing of HP’s products and packaging materials; HP’s supply chain code of conduct and improvement programs for labor, health and safety, and... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Humphrey School: Cowles Auditorium UMN West Bank

11:00am

More than Empty Promises: Redefining the Role of Management
One day all business leaders will hold themselves to the higher standard of integrity and service to society that is the hallmark of a true professional.  This interactive session will challenge you to face your hypocrisies about the purpose of business, dig deeper into what responsible management means, and give you the tools to make an impact.  

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Cane

Mackenzie Cane

Director of Community Growth and Engagement, The Oath Project
Mackenzie Cane holds a BA in Spanish Language and International Relations as well as an MA in Global Affairs and Management. Her background lies in consulting, human rights, and corporate social responsibility. In her role at the Oath Project, she focuses on engaging students around the concepts of responsible business, principled leadership, and the professionalization of management. She believes in inspiring students to lead change through... Read More →
avatar for Debra Wheat

Debra Wheat

Executive Director, The Oath Project
Debra Wheat has 12+ years of professional experience on 4 continents focused on getting the necessary stakeholders to the table to better solve complex problems.  She has been a teacher, community outreach coordinator, curriculum writer, advocate and facilitator.  She is trained in mediation, conflict resolution and yoga.  She has an MA in International Development and an MBA. She helps students and C-Suite managers alike to... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Christensen Center: Marshall Room Augsburg College

11:00am

The Nobel Peace Prize in a Norwegian and International Perspective

This session will introduce and discuss an array of topics surrounding the Nobel Peace Prize, including Alfred Nobel and the development of the Peace Prize in 1901, the most controversial prizes to have been awarded, and finally, a look at why there are so many American Peace Prize Laureates. 


Speakers
avatar for Ivar Libæk

Ivar Libæk

Candidatus Philologiae in History, University of Oslo
Historian, research fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Project advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Author of The Nobel Peace Prize One Hundred Years for Peace (2001) and NOBEL The Grand History Of The Peace Prize (2014)
avatar for Øivind Stenersen

Øivind Stenersen

Candidatus Philologiae in history, University of Oslo
Historian, research fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Project advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Author of The Nobel Peace Prize One Hundred Years for Peace (2001) and NOBEL The Grand History Of The Peace Prize (2014)   
avatar for Asle Sveen

Asle Sveen

Candidatus Philologiae in History, University of Oslo
Historian, research fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Project advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Author of The Nobel Peace Prize One Hundred Years for Peace (2001) and NOBEL The Grand History Of The Peace Prize (2014)


Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hanson Hall: Rm 102 UMN West Bank

12:30pm

Lunch Break
Friday March 7, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Various

12:30pm

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

This session is open all day from 10:30am-6:00pm. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about Nobel Laureates and about the world's major spiritual faiths. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

1:30pm

Aligning Business With the Planet: How Will the Change Take Place?

The need for new leaders is apparent today across broad sectors of our economy. With pesky shareholders, uncertain markets and global competitors looming, most business executives keep their heads down. Yet from the need for a low-carbon economy to job creation business is a key actor.  We need managers willing to integrate both private incentives and public welfare.  How will the change take place?



Speakers
avatar for Judith Samuelson

Judith Samuelson

Executive Director, Business and Society Program, Aspen Institute
Judith Samuelson is founder and Executive Director of the Business and Society Program at The Aspen Institute.  Founded in 1998, the program employs dialogue, teaching and research to explore complex issues at the intersection of business and society.  Ms. Samuelson’s work experience spans the business, government and nonprofit sectors.  She has a Masters degree from the Yale School of Management and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carlson School: Rm 147 UMN West Bank

1:30pm

Barriers to Justice in Post-Conviction Death Row Defense

Death row defendants seeking relief from the courts based on innocence, mental illness/intellectual deficiency, or ineffective assistance of trial counsel, find that the deck is stacked against them.  The barriers to justice can be legal, such as the procedural roadblocks created by the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act.  They can also be cultural, with race, socio-economic status, and community attitudes toward crime and justice standing in the way of human rights.  The session will focus on explaining these barriers, including a discussion of how they have interfered with justice in individual cases.


Panelists
avatar for Edward J. Cassidy

Edward J. Cassidy

Shareholder, Labor and Litigation, Fredrikson & Byron, PA
Ed is a shareholder in the Labor and Employment and Litigation groups at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.  Ed has 32 years of litigation experience in a variety of jurisdictions on matters ranging from state and federal OSHA, workers’ compensation, general litigation in state and federal court involving many jury trials, to post-conviction habeas corpus death penalty representation.  Pro bono and community involvement has been an... Read More →
avatar for James R. Mayer

James R. Mayer

Shareholder, Intellectual Property Litigation, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A
Jim is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.  Jim is an experienced trial lawyer, representing clients of all sizes in commercial disputes of all types.  Jim also teaches legal writing and appellate advocacy at the University of Minnesota Law School.  Jim believes that lawyers have a responsibility to use their unique skills to ensure access to the legal system for all. To... Read More →
avatar for Steven Wells

Steven Wells

Partner-in-Charge, Trial Group, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Steven Wells is the Partner-in-Charge of Dorsey’s Trial Group worldwide. Mr. Wells has litigated complex commercial and financial cases for over 28 years.  Mr. Wells received a J.D with honors from George Washington University Law School. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School since 2007, where he teaches classes on trial strategy and the death penalty; and lectures at numerous CLE seminars... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Music Bldg: Sateren Auditorium Augsburg College

1:30pm

Global Rule of Law: A Panel Discussion (1.5 standard CLE credits)
Global rule of law is foundational for economic and social development. In fact, the transition to a market economy has been a major factor in a move toward the rule of law, as this is important to foreign investors and to economic development. This session exposes the Rule of Law in its multiple manifestations.

Moderators
avatar for Sharon Sayles Belton

Sharon Sayles Belton

Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters
Sayles Belton is the Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters. After graduating from Macalester College, Sayles Belton initially worked as a parole officer before becoming a neighborhood activist. She soon turned to politics, however, when she was elected to represent the Eighty Ward on the Minneapolis City Council in 1983; seven years later she became the city council president. She then served as the... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Keith Nelsen

Keith Nelsen

General Counsel, Best Buy
Keith J. Nelsen is Best Buy’s general counsel. As Best Buy’s principal legal officer, Nelsen has overall responsibility for the company’s legal activities worldwide. Nelsen joined Best Buy in 2005. He most recently served as senior vice president, commercial, and as general counsel for Best Buy International, managing the company’s legal responsibilities outside of the United States, including oversight of its... Read More →
avatar for Jothie Rajah

Jothie Rajah

Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
Jothie Rajah is a full-time appointee to faculty of the ABF. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was awarded the Law Faculty's 2010 Harold Luntz Graduate Research Thesis Prize for her work,Legislating Illiberalism: Law, Discourse & Legitimacy in Singapore, which also won the University of Melbourne's Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis and an Honorable Mention in the Law and Society Association... Read More →
avatar for John Tunheim

John Tunheim

United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Judge John R. Tunheim is a U.S. District Court Judge in Minnesota. He was Chairman of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board. Judge Tunheim has worked extensively in Kosovo regarding development of the constitution in Uzbekistan concerning criminal law procedure development, and in south Asia with the United Nations Executive Directorate on Counter Terrorism. He has taught federal and state constitutional law as an Adjunct Professor at the... Read More →
avatar for Justice Wilhelmina Wright

Justice Wilhelmina Wright

Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Associate Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court by Governor Mark Dayton, where she has served since Sept. 27, 2012. Justice Wright was previously appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where she served from Sept. 3, 2002, to Sept. 26, 2012. Previously she served as a trial judge on the Ramsey County District Court in Saint Paul. She has served as a member of the Minnesota... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Humphrey School: Cowles Auditorium UMN West Bank

1:30pm

Minerals Mired in Conflict: Business, Legal, and Personal Issues

Minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are finding their way into our electronics, jewelry, and automobiles. They are also fueling local militia groups, which have been contributing to the ongoing war, rape, and enslavement of child soldiers over the past 15 years. By joining forces, corporations, socially responsible investors, and human rights activists have been able to minimize the flow of revenues to militia groups and set up responsible mining practices. Utilizing legislative, diplomatic, and supply chain strategies, a multi-stakeholder coalition is starting to impact the worst conflict since World War II. 


Speakers
avatar for Patricia Jurewicz

Patricia Jurewicz

Director, Responsible Sourcing Network
Patricia Jurewicz is the founder and Director of Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of As You Sow. RSN champions human rights for the most vulnerable people in the mining and harvesting of raw materials found in products we use every day. Currently she sits on advisory committees for the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Mineral Trade and the Conflict Free Smelter Program, and convenes the Multi-Stakeholder Group to End... Read More →
avatar for Zoe McMahon

Zoe McMahon

Director, Global Social & Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett-Packard
Zoe McMahon is Director of Global Social & Environmental Responsibility within HP’s Ethics and Compliance Office. She is responsible for a global team managing HP’s product and supply chain social and environmental responsibility policy and compliance programs including ethical sourcing of HP’s products and packaging materials; HP’s supply chain code of conduct and improvement programs for labor, health and safety, and... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hanson Hall: Rm 102 UMN West Bank

1:30pm

Sustainable Scandinavia: Global Inspiration for Responsible Business

The dominant narrative about business is that it is fundamentally about competition where firms seek to achieve a "competitive advantage."  In this session we will explore a different approach to business as experienced in a Scandinavian context where business is considered a cooperative endeavor and where firms seek to achieve a "cooperative advantage."  We will discuss how this enables Scandinavian businesses to more effectively cross boundaries and engage with governments, NGOs, and industry peers to address pressing global sustainability challenges.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Strand

Robert Strand

Assistant Professor of Leadership and Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School
Robert Strand is Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability with the Copenhagen Business School and Director of the Nordic Network for Sustainability.  He also instructs through the University of Minnesota where he runs an annual study abroad program to Scandinavia with Carlson & Humphrey students.


Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Christensen Center: Marshall Room Augsburg College

1:30pm

Film: Dead Man Walking
Inspired by the true story of Sister Helen Prejean's relationship with a condemned man and adapted from her book of the same name, this film examines crime, punishment and redemption.  Sr Helen is a Catholic nun living in rural Louisiana who begins corresponding with Matthew Poncelet, a convicted murderer scheduled to be executed soon. Sr Helen agrees to serve as Matthew's spiritual adviser and begins a campaign to spare his life. When it becomes obvious that Matthew's sentence will be carried out, Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew, but tries to guide him to an open admission of the extent of his crimes and an acceptance of divine forgiveness. Note: film runs for 2 hours. 

Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Kennedy Center: Rm 303 Augsburg College

1:30pm

More than Empty Promises: Redefining the Role of Management
One day all business leaders will hold themselves to the higher standard of integrity and service to society that is the hallmark of a true professional.  This interactive session will challenge you to face your hypocrisies about the purpose of business, dig deeper into what responsible management means, and give you the tools to make an impact.  

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Cane

Mackenzie Cane

Director of Community Growth and Engagement, The Oath Project
Mackenzie Cane holds a BA in Spanish Language and International Relations as well as an MA in Global Affairs and Management. Her background lies in consulting, human rights, and corporate social responsibility. In her role at the Oath Project, she focuses on engaging students around the concepts of responsible business, principled leadership, and the professionalization of management. She believes in inspiring students to lead change through... Read More →
avatar for Debra Wheat

Debra Wheat

Executive Director, The Oath Project
Debra Wheat has 12+ years of professional experience on 4 continents focused on getting the necessary stakeholders to the table to better solve complex problems.  She has been a teacher, community outreach coordinator, curriculum writer, advocate and facilitator.  She is trained in mediation, conflict resolution and yoga.  She has an MA in International Development and an MBA. She helps students and C-Suite managers alike to... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Humphrey School: Forum Room UMN West Bank

3:00pm

Networking Break
Friday March 7, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Various

3:00pm

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

This session is open all day from 10:30am-6:00pm. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about Nobel Laureates and about the world's major spiritual faiths. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

3:30pm

Keynote Address: Ian Bremmer
Speakers
avatar for Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

President and Founder, Eurasia Group
Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise about how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investment environments across the globe. Bremmer created Wall Street's first global political risk index. He is the founding chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank
 
Saturday, March 8
 

8:00am

9:00am

Laureate Address: Doctors Without Borders
Speakers
avatar for Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

1999 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also speaks out to bring... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Deane Marchbein

Dr. Deane Marchbein

President, Doctors Without Borders
Dr. Deane Marchbein joined MSF in 2006 to work as an anesthesiologist in MSF’s surgical program in Ivory Coast. She has worked with MSF in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Syria, and as a medical doctor in Libya and Lebanon. She was formerly the business manager and chairperson of the anesthesia department as well as the director of the intensive care unit at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

10:30am

Networking Break
Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Various

10:30am

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

Go back in time and learn where and when the world's major spiritual faiths and philosophies began. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about 17 of the world's major spiritual traditions. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

11:00am

Science, Technological Change, and Chemical Disarmament

What role do scientists and technical experts play in security and global policy?  The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, ought to know.  Ground yourself in a brief introduction to the OPCW and the Chemical Weapons Convention, see the links between science and the Convention, and discuss how the growing body of scientific knowledge provides great opportunities and challenges to a 20 year old treaty.



Speakers
avatar for Peter Sawczak

Peter Sawczak

Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Dr Sawczak is Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs at the OPCW. He previously served in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as an adviser on international security and arms control issues to the Minister and on diplomatic postings to Washington, Brussels and Moscow. He holds a PhD in Russian literature from Monash University.


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30am
Hoversten Chapel Augsburg College

11:00am

Biology Without Borders: Transforming Ideas into Action

When inspiration strikes, how do scientists and science students transform their ideas into action? While only a sophomore in college, Anh Tran became inspired by Doctors Without Borders and transformed a simple idea into Biology Without Borders. This session explores the genesis of that idea, the obstacles she encountered, the results to date, and the peace path of a scientist.


Speakers
avatar for Anh Tran

Anh Tran

Co-Founder, Biology Without Borders
Anh Tran graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in neuroscience and psychology, during which time she co-founded Biology Without Borders. She then completed an M.Phil degree at Newcastle University-UK as a Fulbright Scholar, followed by a Centers for Disease Control research fellowship. She is currently a research associate at Daktari Diagnostics.


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
East Commons Augsburg College

11:00am

Crossing Boundaries to Create American Indian Health Equality
We don’t have to travel to the 3rd world to find 3rd world health status. Health indicators of American Indians are shamefully low.  What are the root causes of this disparity?  What policy and practice solutions exist? How can NGOs and social marketing create common (and even) ground?

Speakers
avatar for Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH

Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH

Director, Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University
Donald Warne, MD, MPH is the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at North Dakota State University.  He is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe from Pine Ridge, SD, and he comes from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men.  Dr. Warne received his MD from Stanford University and his MPH from Harvard University.  He has worked in several areas of American Indian health, including as a family physician, public... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Science Bldg: Rm 123 Augsburg College

11:00am

Crowdsourcing to Create Common Ground

Crowdsourcing is a powerful scientific tool that holds potential for eliminating barriers and creating common ground.  When citizen scientists use this tool, what new territories for social change and scientific advancement can be explored?  What social goals can be achieved that once seemed elusive?


Remote Panelists
avatar for Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott

Founder, Zooniverse
Chris Lintott is the co-founder of the Galaxy Zoo project, one of the first online citizen science projects that led to peer-reviewed journal publications. Recognizing that there was a keen appetite by the public for participating in real science, he created and now leads the Zooniverse.org, a project that enables millions of citizen scientists around the world to contribute to several dozen online research projects by... Read More →
avatar for Finn Danielsen

Finn Danielsen

Coordinator; Ecologist, Monitoring Matters Network; Nordic Foundation for Development and Ecology
Finn is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on how community members and scientists can co-produce knowledge. He has been working on the community side of this field in developing countries and the Arctic for over 15 years. He has collaborated with community members in many countries and he has written 23 scientific papers that are dedicated to knowledge co-production for sustainable livelihoods in developing regions.

Panelists
avatar for Caren Cooper

Caren Cooper

Research Associate in the Bird Population Studies and Citizen Science programs, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Caren has a background in wildlife ecology and conservation (PhD, Virginia Tech, MS Univ of Wyoming, BS North Carolina State Univ), with field experience with a range of taxa including black bears, Puerto Rican parrots, peregrine falcons, grasshoppers, Siberian polecats, tundra swans, and brown treecreepers in Australia.  At the Lab, Caren's research addresses the questions for which our Citizen Science projects have been designed to provide... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Fortson, PhD

Lucy Fortson, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Fortson received her PhD from UCLA in high energy physics for work at the CERN particle accelerator in Switzerland. She was VP for Research at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago prior to joining the University of Minnesota faculty.  She has used crowdsourcing in projects as diverse as the Galaxy Zoo and the Ancient Lives Project of Zooniverse.  There are more to come.

Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Christensen Center: Marshall Room Augsburg College

11:00am

Infectious Diseases: No Respect for Borders

Like all living creatures, microbes have evolved over time in human, animal, insect and plant populations that were separated by oceans and mountain ranges. Over the past 150 years our ever-changing and rapidly growing trade and travel dynamics have resulted in a global mixing bowl for all forms of life. In particular, this is true of human and animal disease-causing microbes. We face unprecedented challenges with controlling and preventing infectious diseases in this new worldwide reality. Microbes do not respect borders. This presentation will address this unique and defining public health challenge.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Osterholm

Dr. Michael Osterholm

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Kennedy Center: Rooms 303/305 Augsburg College

11:00am

Nurses, International Relief, and Development

Humanitarian aid in complex emergencies is a complicated business. Nurses are prepared to work with partners to holistically assess and prioritize needs and implement interventions. We have been rolling up our sleeves, washing our hands and working in crisis environments since Florence Nightingale opened the windows in the Crimea. Informed by epidemiologic science and social justice ethics, nurses care for communities amidst chaos.  


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Garcia

Carolyn Garcia

Associate Professor in Population Health and Systems Cooperative, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Dr. Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A is an Associate Professor in the Population Health and Systems Cooperative in the School of Nursing. Her clinical expertise includes adolescent health, public health nursing, and forensic nursing. She has worked as a public health nurse in Africa, including post-genocide health promotion efforts in 1995 and in the United States in numerous settings including disaster response after 9-11 and the 35W... Read More →
avatar for Linda Halcon

Linda Halcon

Associate Professor and Population Health and Systems Department Chair, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Dr. Linda Halcon, PhD, MPH, RN is Associate Professor and Population Health and Systems Department Chair in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota. She has extensive experience in international health and public health, including complex emergency relief in Southern Sudan and Iraq. Along with Dr. Cheryl Robertson, she is engaged in stress and coping research in the Somali and Oromo communities of the Twin Cities. As faculty in the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Robertson

Cheryl Robertson

Public Health Nurse, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Dr. Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is a Public Health Nurse, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, and former Director of International Programs at the Center for Victims of Torture. She has pursued a pathway of scholarship, public health nursing practice, and service both nationally and globally. Her current work applies a strengths perspective to provide an understanding of refugee health, trauma... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oren Gateway: Rm 113 Augsburg College

11:00am

She Doesn’t Have to Die: Challenges of Lifesaving Care for Women in Under-Resourced Regions
Despite the positive news from international organizations that worldwide maternal mortality has dropped by 47 percent since 1990, progress against maternal death remains slow in many of the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works. MSF staff who have worked or are currently working in some of these maternal mortality hot spots will discuss the challenges they have faced in trying to help save lives.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Cone

Jason Cone

Communications Director, Doctors Without Borders
Jason Cone is the Communications Director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the United States. In this capacity, he has overseen crisis and advocacy communications campaigns for MSF, ranging from the Haiti earthquake and cholera epidemic, to global childhood malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. He recently conducted a risk assessment and analysis in South Sudan for MSF's Medical Care Under Fire campaign.

Remote Speakers
avatar for Debbie Price

Debbie Price

Certified Nurse Midwife, Reproductive Health Specialist Advisor, Doctors Without Borders
Debbie Price is a certified nurse-midwife and has been working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 1998. Her field experience includes postings as medical coordinator in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Sudan (Darfur), and Haiti. She has trained first-time medical coordinators, has been a member of the MSF emergency team, and conducted program evaluations in Cambodia and Russia... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Bygrave

Dr. Helen Bygrave

HIV/TB Medical Advisor, Southern Africa Medical Unit, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Dr. Helen Bygrave trained at Cambridge University and University College London School of Medicine, qualifying as a General Practitioner in 1995. For the last eight years she has worked for MSF supporting HIV/TB programs across Africa and Asia and currently works as one of MSF’s HIV/TB advisors in the Southern Africa Medical Unit. One of her major focuses has been supporting the field implementation of Prevention of Mother-to-Child... Read More →
DR

Dr. Rodnie Senat-Delva

Medical Director, MSF's Centre de Reference des Urgences Obtetricales (CRUO) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Dr. Rodnie Senat-Delva is a medical doctor from Haiti, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Senat-Delva embarked on her first of three MSF assignments in 2008 and is currently the medical director at MSF's 146-bed obstetrical emergency hospital, Centre de Reference des Urgences Obtetricales (CRUO), in Port-au-Prince. 
avatar for Dr. Séverine Caluwaerts

Dr. Séverine Caluwaerts

Obstetrician/Gynecologist Advisor, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Dr. Séverine Caluwaerts became an obstetrician/gynecologist in 2007 in Belgium, her home country. During her residency she spent one year in South Africa where she cared for a large population of HIV positive women. She then undertook her first assignment with MSF in 2008 in Sierra Leone, which she has revisited several times. After that she worked in Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Burundi, Pakistan and Afghanistan in... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Music Bldg: Sateren Auditorium Augsburg College

11:00am

Film: Access to the Danger Zone
Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. Access to the Danger Zone explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders has employed to save lives in the world?s worst war zones, including Afghanistan, Somalia, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, strategies that are tested each and every day. Interviews with key experts from Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the United Nations are accompanied by dramatic footage shot in these countries in 2011 and 2012.

Saturday March 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oren Gateway: Rm 111 Augsburg College

12:30pm

Lunch Break
Saturday March 8, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Various

12:30pm

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

Go back in time and learn where and when the world's major spiritual faiths and philosophies began. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about 17 of the world's major spiritual traditions. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

1:30pm

Biology Without Borders: Transforming Ideas into Action

When inspiration strikes, how do scientists and science students transform their ideas into action? While only a sophomore in college, Anh Tran became inspired by Doctors Without Borders and transformed a simple idea into Biology Without Borders. This session explores the genesis of that idea, the obstacles she encountered, the results to date, and the peace path of a scientist.


Speakers
avatar for Anh Tran

Anh Tran

Co-Founder, Biology Without Borders
Anh Tran graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in neuroscience and psychology, during which time she co-founded Biology Without Borders. She then completed an M.Phil degree at Newcastle University-UK as a Fulbright Scholar, followed by a Centers for Disease Control research fellowship. She is currently a research associate at Daktari Diagnostics.


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
East Commons Augsburg College

1:30pm

Crossing Boundaries to Create American Indian Health Equality
We don’t have to travel to the 3rd world to find 3rd world health status. Health indicators of American Indians are shamefully low.  What are the root causes of this disparity?  What policy and practice solutions exist? How can NGOs and social marketing create common (and even) ground?

Speakers
avatar for Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH

Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH

Director, Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University
Donald Warne, MD, MPH is the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at North Dakota State University.  He is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe from Pine Ridge, SD, and he comes from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men.  Dr. Warne received his MD from Stanford University and his MPH from Harvard University.  He has worked in several areas of American Indian health, including as a family physician, public... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Christensen Center: Marshall Room Augsburg College

1:30pm

Crowdsourcing to Create Common Ground

Crowdsourcing is a powerful scientific tool that holds potential for eliminating barriers and creating common ground.  When citizen scientists use this tool, what new territories for social change and scientific advancement can be explored?  What social goals can be achieved that once seemed elusive?


Remote Panelists
avatar for Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott

Founder, Zooniverse
Chris Lintott is the co-founder of the Galaxy Zoo project, one of the first online citizen science projects that led to peer-reviewed journal publications. Recognizing that there was a keen appetite by the public for participating in real science, he created and now leads the Zooniverse.org, a project that enables millions of citizen scientists around the world to contribute to several dozen online research projects by... Read More →
avatar for Finn Danielsen

Finn Danielsen

Coordinator; Ecologist, Monitoring Matters Network; Nordic Foundation for Development and Ecology
Finn is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on how community members and scientists can co-produce knowledge. He has been working on the community side of this field in developing countries and the Arctic for over 15 years. He has collaborated with community members in many countries and he has written 23 scientific papers that are dedicated to knowledge co-production for sustainable livelihoods in developing regions.

Panelists
avatar for Caren Cooper

Caren Cooper

Research Associate in the Bird Population Studies and Citizen Science programs, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Caren has a background in wildlife ecology and conservation (PhD, Virginia Tech, MS Univ of Wyoming, BS North Carolina State Univ), with field experience with a range of taxa including black bears, Puerto Rican parrots, peregrine falcons, grasshoppers, Siberian polecats, tundra swans, and brown treecreepers in Australia.  At the Lab, Caren's research addresses the questions for which our Citizen Science projects have been designed to provide... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Fortson, PhD

Lucy Fortson, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Fortson received her PhD from UCLA in high energy physics for work at the CERN particle accelerator in Switzerland. She was VP for Research at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago prior to joining the University of Minnesota faculty.  She has used crowdsourcing in projects as diverse as the Galaxy Zoo and the Ancient Lives Project of Zooniverse.  There are more to come.

Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Music Bldg: Sateren Auditorium Augsburg College

1:30pm

Infectious Diseases: No Respect for Borders

Like all living creatures, microbes have evolved over time in human, animal, insect and plant populations that were separated by oceans and mountain ranges. Over the past 150 years our ever-changing and rapidly growing trade and travel dynamics have resulted in a global mixing bowl for all forms of life. In particular, this is true of human and animal disease-causing microbes. We face unprecedented challenges with controlling and preventing infectious diseases in this new worldwide reality. Microbes do not respect borders. This presentation will address this unique and defining public health challenge.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Osterholm

Dr. Michael Osterholm

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Kennedy Center: Rooms 303/305 Augsburg College

1:30pm

Nurses, International Relief, and Development

Humanitarian aid in complex emergencies is a complicated business. Nurses are prepared to work with partners to holistically assess and prioritize needs and implement interventions. We have been rolling up our sleeves, washing our hands and working in crisis environments since Florence Nightingale opened the windows in the Crimea. Informed by epidemiologic science and social justice ethics, nurses care for communities amidst chaos.  


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Garcia

Carolyn Garcia

Associate Professor in Population Health and Systems Cooperative, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Dr. Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A is an Associate Professor in the Population Health and Systems Cooperative in the School of Nursing. Her clinical expertise includes adolescent health, public health nursing, and forensic nursing. She has worked as a public health nurse in Africa, including post-genocide health promotion efforts in 1995 and in the United States in numerous settings including disaster response after 9-11 and the 35W... Read More →
avatar for Linda Halcon

Linda Halcon

Associate Professor and Population Health and Systems Department Chair, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Dr. Linda Halcon, PhD, MPH, RN is Associate Professor and Population Health and Systems Department Chair in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota. She has extensive experience in international health and public health, including complex emergency relief in Southern Sudan and Iraq. Along with Dr. Cheryl Robertson, she is engaged in stress and coping research in the Somali and Oromo communities of the Twin Cities. As faculty in the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Robertson

Cheryl Robertson

Public Health Nurse, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Dr. Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is a Public Health Nurse, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, and former Director of International Programs at the Center for Victims of Torture. She has pursued a pathway of scholarship, public health nursing practice, and service both nationally and globally. Her current work applies a strengths perspective to provide an understanding of refugee health, trauma... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Science Bldg: Rm 123 Augsburg College

1:30pm

The Nobel Peace Prize in a Norwegian and International Perspective

This session will introduce and discuss an array of topics surrounding the Nobel Peace Prize, including Alfred Nobel and the development of the Peace Prize in 1901, the most controversial prizes to have been awarded, and finally, a look at why there are so many American Peace Prize Laureates. 


Speakers
avatar for Ivar Libæk

Ivar Libæk

Candidatus Philologiae in History, University of Oslo
Historian, research fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Project advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Author of The Nobel Peace Prize One Hundred Years for Peace (2001) and NOBEL The Grand History Of The Peace Prize (2014)
avatar for Øivind Stenersen

Øivind Stenersen

Candidatus Philologiae in history, University of Oslo
Historian, research fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Project advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Author of The Nobel Peace Prize One Hundred Years for Peace (2001) and NOBEL The Grand History Of The Peace Prize (2014)   
avatar for Asle Sveen

Asle Sveen

Candidatus Philologiae in History, University of Oslo
Historian, research fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Project advisor at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Author of The Nobel Peace Prize One Hundred Years for Peace (2001) and NOBEL The Grand History Of The Peace Prize (2014)


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oren Gateway: Rm 113 Augsburg College

1:30pm

Film: Access to the Danger Zone
Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. Access to the Danger Zone explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders has employed to save lives in the world?s worst war zones, including Afghanistan, Somalia, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, strategies that are tested each and every day. Interviews with key experts from Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the United Nations are accompanied by dramatic footage shot in these countries in 2011 and 2012.

Saturday March 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Music Bldg: Rm 23 Augsburg College

3:00pm

Networking Break
Saturday March 8, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Various

3:00pm

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

Go back in time and learn where and when the world's major spiritual faiths and philosophies began. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about 17 of the world's major spiritual traditions. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

3:30pm

Keynote Address: Dr. William Foege
The world is complex and totally interrelated.  The components share a dynamic tension involving brokenness and healing.  Global health not only contributes directly to peace, and vice versa, but offers epidemiological tools for studying peace in attempts to decrease social brokenness and to increase opportunities for social healing.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. William Foege

Dr. William Foege

Professor Emeritus, Emory University
William Foege received his undergraduate degree at Pacific Lutheran University, MD degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Tropical Public Health from Harvard. His work experience includes time in Africa and India working on smallpox eradication and disaster relief.  He has served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Executive Director of the Carter Center, Executive Director of the... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

5:00pm

Book Signing: Dr. William Foege

William Foege received his undergraduate degree at Pacific Lutheran University, MD degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Tropical Public Health from Harvard. His work experience includes time in Africa and India working on smallpox eradication and disaster relief.  He has served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Executive Director of the Carter Center, Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  He is currently Professor Emeritus at Emory University.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. William Foege

Dr. William Foege

Professor Emeritus, Emory University
William Foege received his undergraduate degree at Pacific Lutheran University, MD degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Tropical Public Health from Harvard. His work experience includes time in Africa and India working on smallpox eradication and disaster relief.  He has served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Executive Director of the Carter Center, Executive Director of the... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

7:00pm

Music and Peace: Mason Jennings

Featuring a TED-style presentation and mini musical set from nationally-known local artists Mason Jennings. Jennings will discuss his music and its relationship with peacemaking, the role of musicians as activists and humanitarians, and whether artists have a special moral responsibility. Artist presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.  This event is ticketed separately; $25 general admission.


Speakers
avatar for Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings

National-known MN Singer/Songwriter
Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings blends the personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock & roller's passion. The result made him one of the most talked-about artists on the acoustic music scene and earned him a loyal cult following.  Over his 12-year career, Mason has released an extensive and diverse collection of 10 albums.  His catchy... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hoversten Chapel Augsburg College
 
Sunday, March 9
 

10:30am

11:00am

Global Day Registration
Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

12:00pm

Keynote Address: Debating the Nobel Peace Prize - Success or Failure?
Speakers
avatar for Geir Lundestad

Geir Lundestad

Director, Norwegian Nobel Institute
Geir Lundestad has been Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1990. Dr. Lundestad held various positions at the University of Tromsø¸ from 1974 – 1990, including Associate Professor of History, Professor of American Civilization, and Professor of History. He is the author of many books and articles in English and Norwegian; covering a broad range of topics... Read More →
avatar for Jay Nordlinger

Jay Nordlinger

Senior Editor, The National Review
Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review. He writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is music critic for The New Criterion and CityArts (New York), as well as for NR. For National Review Online, he writes a column called “Impromptus.” He has won awards for his work on human rights in particular. Some 100 pieces are gathered in Here, There & Everywhere: Collected... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

1:30pm

Networking Break
Sunday March 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Various

1:30pm

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

This session is open all day from 10:30am-6:00pm. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about Nobel Laureates and about the world's major spiritual faiths. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

1:30pm

Book Signing: Geir Lundestad
Speakers
avatar for Geir Lundestad

Geir Lundestad

Director, Norwegian Nobel Institute
Geir Lundestad has been Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1990. Dr. Lundestad held various positions at the University of Tromsø¸ from 1974 – 1990, including Associate Professor of History, Professor of American Civilization, and Professor of History. He is the author of many books and articles in English and Norwegian; covering a broad range of topics... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

1:30pm

Book Signing: Jay Nordlinger
Speakers
avatar for Jay Nordlinger

Jay Nordlinger

Senior Editor, The National Review
Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review. He writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is music critic for The New Criterion and CityArts (New York), as well as for NR. For National Review Online, he writes a column called “Impromptus.” He has won awards for his work on human rights in particular. Some 100 pieces are gathered in Here, There & Everywhere: Collected... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

2:00pm

Dreamcatcher Family: Crossing from Tragedy to Hope

Following the 2005 Red Lake, Minnesota school shooting, Columbine High School ambassadors presented a Dreamcatcher to Red Lake High School. This same Dreamcatcher is now displayed in Newtown, Connecticut. Bound by their profound grief, middle school students from these communities have united to unleash positive dreams and share hope. Come hear the story of the Dreamcatcher, of cross-country horseback rides, and of how survivors/thrivers plan to recruit other communities to heal the world.


Panelists

Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hoversten Chapel Augsburg College

2:00pm

Creating Common Ground in a New Land to Benefit the Home Land

When a diaspora occurs, cultural, political, ethnic and religious strife existing in the home land can be transported to the new land.  How can diaspora Liberians come together to create a common ground for the benefit of the country of Liberia and for diaspora Liberians themselves?  This  town hall forum will pose crucial questions for audience discussion in order to forge a better future.


Speakers
MK

Malayan Keita-Brown

Mayalan is active in the Liberian Community. She is a Muslim and passionate about interfaith relations.
ZK

Zubah Kpanaku

Chairman, Organization of Liberians in Minnesota
Zubah is the Chairman for the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, a position he serves with credibility and commitment. Zubah has served in this position for about five years now. Zubah is also a Professor of Chemistry at the St. Paul College, MN. He is a Christian.


Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
East Commons Augsburg College

2:00pm

Nonviolent Resistance: Still Relevant?
Is the 20th Century approach of Martin Luther King Jr relevant?  Does nonviolent resistance require a larger-than-life leader?  In the Baltics, Russia, Asia and the Middle East, we find compelling examples of nonviolent struggles for freedom.   When have these succeeded and when have they not?  Will there be more or less nonviolent civil resistance in the 21st Century? 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth King

Mary Elizabeth King

Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies, University for Peace (UN-affiliated)
Working alongside Martin Luther King Jr in the 1960s, Mary Elizabeth King hardly guessed she would become a lifelong student, practitioner, author, and professor of nonviolent action.  Since then she has studied nonviolent transitions in India, Eastern and Central Europe, Palestine, Africa, and elsewhere. She won the 2009 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize for this and for her contributions towards social justice in the Middle East.


Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kennedy Center: Rooms 303/305 Augsburg College

2:00pm

Social Stereotypes: The Human Mind and Cross-Cultural Interactions

Much of our mental processes occur outside conscious awareness and control, but nevertheless influence our behavior systematically and predictably. Understanding the underlying mechanisms behind social stereotyping represents a first step towards overcoming implicit discrimination.

 


Remote Speakers
avatar for Mads Nordmo

Mads Nordmo

PhD Candidate, Norwegian School of Economics
Mads Nordmo is a clinical psychologist, and PhD student at The Norwegian School of Economics. He studies moral psychology and moral decision-making, and has done clinical work with traumatized children and their families in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an award winning public speaker, giving lectures in a number of different topics, to private, public and charitable organizations. 


Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Christensen Center: Marshall Room Augsburg College

2:00pm

The Inverted Mirror
What do you have in common with chemical weapons? How can an institution like the OPCW address you, the public? By turning the mirror towards you. When Chrétien Schouteten, a chemistry teacher, contacted me about his lifetime of effort to teach ethics to his students, I immediately saw an opportunity to make a film by telling a story for an audience. As Chrétien is an everyday person, there was a chance that many would identify with him. He gave me an opportunity to turn the mirror, for the audience to see itself. When, as it is often the case, the mirror remains turned towards the institution, it acts like a barrier, most people simply cannot relate to it. Instead, institutional filmmaking can be a powerful way for an international organization to engage dialog with world citizens. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sawczak

Peter Sawczak

Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Dr Sawczak is Head of Government Relations and Political Affairs at the OPCW. He previously served in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as an adviser on international security and arms control issues to the Minister and on diplomatic postings to Washington, Brussels and Moscow. He holds a PhD in Russian literature from Monash University.


Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Music Bldg: Sateren Auditorium Augsburg College

2:00pm

When the Torch is Passed: Still Solving Global Problems
The world has a tremendous need for experienced leaders to advance democracy and respond to crises.  How do former presidents or prime ministers contribute after stepping down from official roles? The Club de Madrid is the world´s largest forum of former heads of state who take their wisdom across professional boundaries.

Moderators
avatar for Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

President, World Policy Institute
Michele Wucker is President of the World Policy Institute, a New York based center for global policy thought leadership, and Publisher of World Policy Journal.  She received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship, is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a 2008 Young Leader of the American Council on Germany.

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Vaira Vike-Freiberga

Ms. Vaira Vike-Freiberga

President, Club de Madrid, Former President of Latvia (1997-2006)
Ms. Vīķe-Freiberga served as President of Latvia from 1999-2007.  She was instrumental in achieving Latvian membership in the European Union and NATO. She was named Special Envoy to the Secretary General on United Nations reform in 2006. Ms. Vike-Freiberga was elected as President, Club de Madrid in 2013.


Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Science Bldg: Rm 123 Augsburg College

2:00pm

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
The story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women – both Christian and Muslim – formed an unshakeable line between the opposing forces. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they faced down the killers who had turned Liberia into hell on earth. Their demonstrations culminated in Taylor’s exile and the rise of Africa’s first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a compelling example of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Music Bldg: Rm 23 Augsburg College

3:30pm

Networking Break
Sunday March 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Various

3:30pm

Peace Quilt Labyrinth

This session is open all day from 10:30am-6:00pm. Imagine yourself walking into a labyrinth, lined with quilts that tell you about Nobel Laureates and about the world's major spiritual faiths. As you walk through the labyrinth, you become aware of how similar the central messages are in all of the faiths and how they all have roots in the same moral beliefs. As you leave the labyrinth, you walk behind the quilts where you can no longer identify the specific faith, but see how each one represents "the Golden Rule." 


Exhibitors
avatar for Janet Bear McTavish

Janet Bear McTavish

Peace Quilt Artist
Janet Bear McTavish has been creating pictorial and art quilts since 1988. Janet has won many awards in national and international quilt shows. She is also an oil painter and graphic artist, skills that she incorporates into her quilting experience. Janet is drawn to pictorial art quilts and landscape quilts, and has developed many new techniques to aid in the process of creation of those quilts, including "picture puzzle piecing," "mosaic... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Oren Gateway: Lobby Augsburg College

4:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Sunday March 9, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank

4:15pm

Laureate Address: Leymah Gbowee
Speakers
avatar for Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
In 2011, Leymah Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership in the nonviolent struggle for the women’s safety and rights to full participation in peace-building work. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. She also founded the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative and co-founded the Women Peace and Security Network Africa. Leymah’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall UMN West Bank