Designing and Implementing Interventions to Reverse and Revision Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Peace. Connecting Climate Change, Peace, Human Rights and Universal Values.

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Date & Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Friday, February 22, 2008
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Adult
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United Nations Church Center
7th floor
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3521
Cost: $495 plus $25 materials fee
Sponsored by: Center for Global Community and World Law
Description: A Course of the Reconciliation Leadership Certificate Program

This course is for people who are searching for a new way to address a sustainable peace through the door of the climate change crisis.
We believe, along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, that climate change has implications for peace and security. How can we address ecological balance while keeping peace, human rights, gender parity, global ethics and universal values in mind? How do we begin to build trust between peoples to address the needs of the earth?

Registration: RSVP February 1 with full payment.

Who: Virginia Swain, Director and Course Instructor, Center for Global Community and Wold Law, 508-245-6843 (cell) Teaching Assistants: Michael Britton. Ed.D., 732-947-6110 or Annette Farrington

Additional Speakers: Hilary French, Advisor to United Nations Environment Program and Senior Advisor, Worldwatch Instititute(Invited). Anne Kelly, Environmental lawyer and Director of Governance for Ceres, will present An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gores slide show, for which she has been specially trained; the spokesperson from United Nations Environment Programme on Climate change, James Sniffen.

What You Will Learn:
 Competencies for the practice of global citizenship as one of three levels of citizenship
 How to use Dr. Elise Bouldings Imaging Process to motivate present behavior to reverse and revision climate change for a sustainable peace from the perspective of the Reflective Leader.
 How to use historicizing process and apply it to your environmental concerns.
 How to build a learning community with a conflict transformation mechanism to reconcile differences without alienating one another.
 Empowering tools to affirm your intent and unique experience and gifts to address this crisis.
 Incorporating reflection in your process in the UN Dag Hammarskjold Meditation Room.
 About a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service, developed by Virginia Swain and dedicated to the International Decade of Culture of Peace and Non Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)

The course started in 2001 in a partnership between Virginia Swain, the Instructor of the Course, and United Nations Former Under-Secretary General and High Representative of the Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and Landlocked Developing Countries, Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Key Presenter and Patron of the Course. Ambassador Chowdhury has been the initiator of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) at the United Nations. Sixty-five participants from fourteen countries took the course in its first year.

Virginia Swain, as co-founder and director of the Center for Global Community and World Law, is a member of the Alliance for Climate Protection, Academic Council of the United Nations, National Coalition of Deliberation and Dialogue. She is on the International Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network at Columbia, Global Education Associates. Virginia is also the Founder and Director, The Institute for Global Leadership.

For more information about Virginia Swain, go to http://www.centerglobalcommunitylaw, click on Who We Are. Send payment to The Center for Global Community and World Law, 210 Park Avenue, #299, Worcester, MA 01609. Visa and MasterCard accepted at 508-245-6843.
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Phone: 508-753-4172x2
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Last Modified: June 1, 2009 at 7:26 AM

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