Nobel Peace Laureates Summit - Applications due April 1Nobel Peace Laureates Summit - Applications due April 1http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/201391Online Submission2012-04-01T07:00:002012-04-01T23:59:00
April 1, 7:00AM–11:59PM
Haverford College has been invited to send four students as delegates to the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, to be held in Chicago on April 23-25, 2012. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will provide attendees the chance to network with other college students interested in world peace, plus hear such luminaries as Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama.
The World Summit, hosted for the first time in the United States, will include a series of moderated discussions, ceremonies and programming sessions joined by Nobel Peace laureates, high-profile leaders and organizations from around the world. This year, the Summit theme is “Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights,” and will focus on human rights, individual activism and youth involvement.
With a strong focus on youth involvement, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Nobel Peace Laureates during the scheduled programs and moderated sessions. Further, students will form a cohort and follow a programmed curriculum. The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, co-chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Walter Veltroni, former Mayor of Rome, is internationally recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking.
To learn more about the World Summit, please visit: www.nobelsummitchicago.org.
The Haverford Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) and Office of Quaker Affairs are jointly organizing the Haverford delegation. To apply to be one of the Haverford delegates, simply answer the questions below and email your replies to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line reading 'Nobel Peace Summit'. The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, at 11:59 pm. Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for travel support through the CPGC Off-Campus Conferences and Workshops Fund.
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As we are able to send only four student delegates to the Summit, please reflect on the following questions and answer them in writing (150 words maximum per question):
Why are you interested in attending the Nobel Peace Laureates World Summit?
What experiences do you have with peace and justice-related work? Please reference any academic study, international travel, domestic and/or international work that addresses issues of peace and global citizenship, etc.
How would you connect this experience to your academic and co-curricular work at Haverford? How would this Summit relate to your professional goals?
How would you integrate what you learn at the Summit into your Haverford experience?
Is there anything else you would like us to know in considering your application?
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