Guest Lecturers and Events for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Convocation

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With regular classes not meeting on Friday, Sept. 15th, the Augsburg community will have the opportunity to hear from the following speakers, including the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Olav Njolstad, Ann Bancroft, Barbara Bush, Elijah Anderson, and many more.

9:00-10:45 Opening Plenary on The Power of Dialogue: a Conversation with Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet and Olav Njolstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. Moderated by PBS’s Fred de Sam Lazaro.

11:15-12:30 Breakout sessions:
Inter-Religious Inspirations for Peacemaking

The Role of Artists in the Promotion of Peace and Social Justice

Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights after the Arab Spring: Part I
Seeking Peace in the Wilderness

Healthcare and Peacebuilding in Africa Workshop for Practitioners and Delegates

Race and Space: Keynote by Elijah Anderson’

Dialogue across the Red-Blue Divide: Reporting out on the One America Bus Tour and High-Level Dialogue

1:45 – 3:00 Breakout sessions:

Responding to Domestic and Regional Challenges after the Arab Spring

Practical Organizing and Mobilizing Tools for Peace Building

Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project wit

Thor Heyerdahl Lecture: Access Water – Inspirations and Visions

Nonviolence Responses to Extremist Violence

Healthcare and Peacebuilding in Africa: Charting a Path Forward

3:30 – 5:00 Closing Plenary on Peace by Design: What Will it Take to Bring Peace to Our Cities?

Evening Activities:

Tree Planting Ceremony with Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Pastor Hagander, along with Native Spiritual Leaders, Sonja Hagander, other faith leaders and Interfaith Fellows

Theater Performance Silence is Health

Cienaños, Project TwentyThirty, local artists tbd

Co-sponsored Concert Event. All Ages event.

Cocktails at the Castle

Local musicians and student art exhibit. (21+ event. Separate ticket required from ASI)