The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University in Japan is hosting a series of webinars on the relationship between peace and sustainability in the context of environmental, socio-political, economic, and technological transformations. This series is situated within the urgent need to deal with the implications of global change, including the COVID-19 pandemic, for peace and sustainability.
The webinar sessions serve as a platform for rethinking and updating the current discourse on peace and sustainability amidst these global challenges and transformations. Leading experts will discuss the role of resources, digital technologies, migration, governance, and education in peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, humanitarian aid, and capacity-building, among other components that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainability Development Goals, particularly that of Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
In celebration of this year’s International Peace Day, our inaugural guest speaker is Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs of Columbia University. He will talk about how sustainable development offers a path to peace, both by ensuring a global society that is fair for all and by encouraging international cooperation that can help to overcome fear, bigotry, and narrowmindedness.
Register here to participate online >>> https://bit.ly/2Rir5zL.
Limited slots for in-person participation at the 2F, Reception Hall, Faculty Club, Higashi-Hiroshima campus, Hiroshima University is also available. Preventive measures against Covid-19 will be in place for the safety of the participants.