May 31, 2012
The spectre of political and military instability continues to loom large in the Middle East. The Huffington Post recently reported speculation that Israel's government was “giving serious consideration to an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming months, an action that would trigger a cascade of unpredictable military, political and economic reactions in the region and around the world.”
The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Public Library will host a public panel discussion on this topic, where academics and peace activists tackle the different facets of this issue. The aim is to raise awareness about the underlying factors behind war and to encourage education in principled negotiation to resolve conflicts. Panelists include:
Dr. Arthur Clark, professor of in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary and founding member of the Consortium for Peace Studies and the Calgary Centre for Global Community.
James Keeley, associate professor, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary.
Jorg Ostrowski, environmental architecture graduate and peace/justice activist.
Shahab Moeini, natural resources specialist of Iranian origin who has extensive work experience with international organizations in Africa, Asia and Middle East.
What: Consortium for Peace Studies panel discussion: Iran-Israel nuclear problem
Who: Panelists Dr. Arthur Clark, James Keeley, Jorg Ostrowski and Shahab Moeini
Where: John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
When: June 3 at 4pm
For more information, contact:
Saima Jamal – program manager, Consortium for Peace Studies