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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. […]

Conference Opening Ceremony

Thursday, August 31, 2006 Hiroshima, Japan – The opening ceremony for the global conference “Building a Sustainable Peace” took place at the Hiroshima Art Museum earlier today. Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima, Lehman’s President Ricardo R. Fernández and Sorosh Roshan, President of the International Health Awareness Network, welcomed dozens of attendees and participants coming from […]

Keynote Speakers

The roster of keynote speakers includes two Nobel Peace Laureates —Shirin Ebadi of Iran and Jody Williams of the United States—as well as U.N. Under-Secretary -General Anwarul K. Chowdhury of Bangladesh, Mitsuko Horiuchi of Japan, who is the former regional director for Asia Pacific of the International Labor Organization, and former Minister of Political Affairs […]

Welcome to the official blog site for the ‘Building a Just and Sustainable Peace’ conference in Hiroshima, Japan, co-sponsored by Lehman College

Three 2006 Lehman College graduates and one current student have been selected to attend a global conference in Hiroshima, Japan from August 31 to September 3 entitled “Building a Just and Sustainable Peace.” Lehman College has joined with a coalition of international institutions and organizations to sponsor this conference, which seeks to galvanize support for […]