International Peace Conference 2012

The McMaster International Peace Conference: Peace and Global Citizenship kicks off Friday morning at the Robinson Memorial Theatre (CNH-103). The day-long affair is co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Office of International Affairs.

Internationalization and community engagement have emerged as two key areas of focus at McMaster, in response to President Patrick Deane’s Forward with Integrity initiative, and the recommendations of various task forces and advisory committees.

Friday’s conference aims to involve faculty, staff, and students in an open dialogue, with a larger goal of exploring the teaching and research implications of fostering global citizenship.

The event is open to the public, and begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. Please email or call 905-525-9140 ext. 27360 or 24700 for more information.

Panel 1: Internationalization and Global Engagement (9:30 am-12:00 pm)

Dr. Peter Sutherland, Acting Dean of Science (Chair)

Dr. Patrick Deane, President, McMaster University

Dr. Peter Mascher, Acting AVP, International Affairs

Dr. Gary Purdy, Professor (Emeritus) and Former Dean of Engineering

Dr. Anne Pearson, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Ms. Gail Bowkett, Director of International Relations, AUCC

Panel 2: Approaches to Development: Practising Solidarity (2:00 pm-4:30 pm)

Dr. Gary Warner, Former Director of McMaster International (Chair)

Dr. Atif Kubursi, Professor (Emeritus), Economics

Dr. Andrea Baumann, Associate VP, Global Health

Dr. Jose Zarate, Indigenous Communities Program Coordinator, PWDRF

Ms. Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS Canada