Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference Feb. 16
February 15, 2013
Max Carter will be the plenary speaker for an interdisciplinary conference on peace and nuclear non-proliferation hosted by Guilford on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The Center for Principled Problem Solving is co-sponsoring the event with the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute.
Max will deliver a talk entitled “Is Peace Possible?: Lessons from Palestine/Israel” at 4 p.m. He is director of Friends Center and interim chair of religious studies and has led peace-building trips to the Middle East for more than 43 years.
The conference is free of charge and open to the public. All sessions will be held in the Community Center on campus.
At 10 a.m., Amal Khoury of Peace & Conflict Studies will moderate a panel, “The Politics of Nuclear Weapons and Energy.” Hannah Schewel and Kelly Lewis will present on the topic “When Truths Collide: Confronting the Competing Narratives in Palestine/Israel.”
At 1 p.m., there will be a panel on “The Non-nuclear Future, Room” that will include a presentation by alumnus Garrett FitzGerald on “Nuclear Famine, Gamed Systems, Global Solutions.”
And at 2:30 p.m., Heather Hayton of English and the Honors Program will moderate a panel entitled “Literature and War.” She is co-chairing the conference.
Other participants include faculty members from Wake Forest and UNCG. Peace & Conflict Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, English and Friends Center are providing support for the conference.