Archive for Thursday, April 10, 2008

University of Saint Mary holds presentation about Darfur genocide

April 10, 2008

Genocide in Sudan's Darfur region is the focus of a presentation by the University of Saint Mary Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008, held in Mabee Auditorium on the lower level of De Paul Library. This presentation is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

USM Students from the Advanced International Peace Building course, taught by Natalya Reigg, Professor of Political Science and Global Studies, will present an overview of the Darfur conflict, which traces its origins back more than 100 years in Sudan, a West African country.

The presentation is a prelude to the Second Annual High School Human Rights Conference, an all day event on Tuesday, April 22. The conference will bring together more than 100 students from eight area high schools will participate in mock negotiations to bring peace to the Darfur region. The eight high schools participating are Atchison, Bishop LeBlonde, Cristo Rey, Immaculata, Lansing, Leavenworth, Pleasant Ridge and St. Pius X.

The Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute is a professional, academic organization dedicated to the examination of global integration and to the promotion of attitudes, policies, and practices that foster peace, justice, generosity, and the equitable enrichment of life for all members of the global community.

Call (913) 758-6117 or visit website http://gsi.stmary.edu for more information.

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