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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
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? with Elijah Anderson, Toni Carter, Tom Fisher, Kim Norton (moderated by Steve Kelley) with music by Cienanos.
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)