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March 21, 2013 through
March 22, 2013


Thursday, March 21
10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Adelphi University
University Center Ballroom
Garden City, NY 11530

Friday, March 22
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters
760 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017

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Tagged: Peace Studies Program, Manhattan Center, Collaboration Project, School of Social Work, Diversity Committee, Office of the Provost, Levermore Global Scholars, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences

Eighth Annual Conference for Peace and Human Rights

Event, Conference, Manhattan Community Event

un conference for peace and human rights sustainability
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Peace and Sustainability

Registration not required for March 21 event.
For March 22 U.N. trip, see RSVP contact below.

Sponsored by Adelphi University’s Diversity Committee,
School of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences and
the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.

Thursday, March 21 – Adelphi University,
Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, University Center

Join us for a panel discussion on Sustainable Peace
and the Western Sahara.

  • Federico Guzmán, artist, Seville, Spain
  • Abdelhamid Jaber, Ph.D., professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers University
  • Matthew Lee, senior reporter for Inner City Press
  • Carne Ross, executive director of Independent Diplomat
  • Discussant: Devin Thornburg, Ph.D., professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Adelphi University

    Please note: Ahmed Boukhari, the Ambassador of the Saharawi Republic will not be attending the conference as originally planned. 

Resources on Western Sahara:

Friday, March 22 – United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan

United Nations, NYC

You must RSVP to attend the U.N. trip by March 19 by sending an email to

Tentative Schedule

9:00 a.m.

Depart from Garden City campus
(Meet in front of  Adelphi’s University Center

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Exploring the United Nations
(e.g., Tours, Exhibits, Bookstore, Post Office, etc.)

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in UN Staff Cafeteria
Lunch is on your own

1:15 p.m.

Meet UN group program staff and walk to venue

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

UN Briefing on Peace and Sustainability

2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

UN Briefing on Human Rights and Sustainable Development

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

UN Briefing on Careers at the United Nations

5:00 p.m.

Depart from UN Headquarters

Adelphi University is an accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) affiliated with the United Nations’ Department of Public Information. 

Should you require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services by phone at 516.877.3145 or email at Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five business days.