Monthly Archives: September 2006

Daily Updates – Sunday, September 3, 2006 – Afternoon Session

The afternoon and concluding session of the conference featured speeches from Honorable Yunsook Lee, the former South Korean Minister of Public Affairs, Mitsuko Horiuchi, former regional director of the Asian Pacific International Labor Organization, Charity MacDonald, daughter of the latest Navajo leader in the United States, and 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. The Honorable […]

Daily Updates – Sunday, September 3, 2006 – Morning Session

The final day of the conference was highlighted with a youth forum, featuring students from New York, Washington and Hiroshima, and a testimony by Hibakusha (a survivor of the atomic bomb). Lehman College students and alumni, Michelle Augustine, Frank Kritton, Jennifer Herrera and Monique McPherson, joined Japanese students to address the audience in a youth […]

Daily Updates: Saturday, September 02, 2006 – Afternoon Session

For the afternoon session, more than 100 students gathered at the Hiroshima International Convention Center, along with other participants of the conference, to hear 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate Jody William’s message of peace. Japanese students asked questions in regards to education of peace and discussed the politics and processes of spreading peace across the world. […]

Daily Updates – Saturday, September 2, 2006 – Morning Session

The morning session of day three of the conference, was dedicated for scholars and peace activists to present and participate in a panel discussion on education. Lehman’s President Ricardo Fernández and Vice President of University Relations and Communications at the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Bobby Austin were part of this panel. Read […]

Daily Updates: Friday, September 01, 2006 — Afternoon Session

During the afternoon session, attendees were not only introduced to Tatsuo Tanaka, founder of Lehman College at CUNY Hiroshima (1989-1995). But they were also inspired by 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and addressed by Dr. Vijaya Melnick, the First Vice President of IHAN, Dr. Suad Al-Dasuqi, board member for the Jordan Association for Family […]

Daily Updates: Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 — Morning Session

Holding on to colorful ribbons and hopes for peace, dozens of Building a Just and Sustainable Peace Conference participants gathered to march and make their way to the Hiroshima Art Museum for a full day of speeches and panel discussions. Two Nobel Peace Laureates, Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams, as well as Ambassador Anwarul K. […]