Exploring ways forward for peace and security

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Our long weekend of peace concludes today with discussions of alternative ways forward.

We are honoured to have as speakers Professor John Langmore AM, Chair of the Initiative for Peacebuilding at the University of Melbourne and Alison Brionowski AM, former diplomat, author and President of Australians for War Powers Reform. John and Alison will discuss the role of  diplomacy in world affairs as well as comment on alternatives to the role of Australia’s current defence narrative.

Our next speakers are Margaret Hepworth, the founder of the Gandhi Experiment in Melbourne that works with academics, school students, community groups and at international forums to promote and model cooperative approaches to conflict management. Aletia Dundas will speak about conflict resolution processes from her experiences as a presenter of the Alternatives to Violence program and her knowledge of the work of the Quaker United Nations Offices at Geneva and New York whose focus is “finding common ground through quiet diplomacy”.

Recent recordings of songs by the Sydney based Trade Union Choir will be played in the breaks

Book through Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/rpanzac FREE RaisingPeace.org.au