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United Nations Academic Impact Initiative Lecture at Nanzan University

October 25, 2012

[ Date/time ] Tuesday October 30, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
(Start of lecture 2:45 p.m.)
[ Venue ] Flatten Hall, Building R, Nagoya Campus, Nanzan University
[ Lecturer ] Dr.Ann Frisch
[ Topic ] Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping: Has Its Time Come?
[ Overview ]

Nanzan University has participated in the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative since March 2012, making efforts to promote the principles of “reaching of solutions to conflict for peace” and “promoting sustainability”.
We have invited Dr. Ann Frisch from the American University of Wisconsin System as part of our current projects to share with us on the topic of unarmed civilian peacekeeping.

Dr. Ann Frisch has a long relationship with the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) and she participated as a member of the force in 2007 in peacekeeping activities in Guatemala.
She is currently a senior consultant of the NP and heavily involved with many aspects of their work.

The Nonviolent Peaceforce is an NGO that responds to requests from local grassroots groups in areas of armed violence and sends unarmed, neutral and specialist peacekeepers to areas of conflict.
The core activities of the group are reducing threats and violence to local activists and citizens so that nonviolent solutions can be found in regions of conflict.
NP is greatly contributing to solving conflicts and building peace in many countries including Sri Lanka, Guatemala, South Sudan, south Caucasus, and the Philippines.
(For more information, see NP’s website: http://np-japan.org/1_what/what.htm)

[ MC/Interpretation ] Michael Seigel (Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics)
[ Inquiries ]

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