Peace Day Philly at Chestnut HIll

Peace Day Philadelphia at Chestnut Hill College

Peace Day Philly is a grassroots initiative that encourages active participation across the Philadelphia region in the International Day of Peace, a global day of ceasefire and non-violence observed worldwide on September 21.

"It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
100-day countdown message to the International Day of Peace

Event:  Peace Day Philly Event
Date: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 2:00-3:15PM
Location: Chestnut Hill College
Global Studies students will videoconference with documentary filmmaker  Dr. Patrick Hiller, who is the producer of  The Evolution of a Global Peace System.
Prior to this interactive videoconference students will view the film and have small group discussions in preparation for their interactive discussion with Dr. Hiller.  The film provides a positive look at the future.  It looks at trends to indicate movement to a better world tomorrow.  This is being done as part of the Peace Day Philly events and the Global Philly 2013 international exposition.

Watch the video here -

About Dr. Hiller:
Patrick T. Hiller is the Executive Director of the War Prevention Initiative by the Jubitz Family Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University and a M.A. in Human Geography from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He is scholar-in-residence and adjunct instructor at the Conflict Resolution Department at Portland State University. Following an interdisciplinary approach, his work and research interests encompass conflict resolution, peace studies, environmental issues, ethnicity, human rights, nationalism, social justice, Mexico, Latin America, social/peace movements, identity formation, culture and conflict and migration.

His writings and research are almost exclusively related to the analysis of war and peace and social injustice and , most often in the form of structural violence and power dynamics with an emphasis on human dignity, solidarity among all peoples, equal participation of all peoples, the role of the governments and the promotion of peace.

Patrick is editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Resistance Studies Magazine and member of the editorial team for the Peace and Conflict Studies Journal, member of the Advisory Council of the organizations International Cities of Peace and PeaceVoice, member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Peace Institute, as well as member of the International Peace Research Association, the Resistance Studies Network and the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

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