Building Peace in the 21st Century: Global Ethical Dialogues

Main Library

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The Tanner Human Rights Center presents its 8th annual forum Building Peace in the 21st Century: Global Ethical Dialogues. The forum brings together scholars from around the globe, as well as faculty, staff, and students from the University of Utah and members of the local community. The forum is a two-day conference, with the Opening Keynote Address hosted at the Main Library Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, and the second day of Panel Discussions taking place at the Fort Douglas Officers Club (map).

This event is part of the Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Network and is offered in conjunction with the Carnegie Council’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the its founding. The event will examine new challenges to peace in the early 21st century—challenges that would not have been clearly envisioned 100 years ago when Carnegie’s philanthropies were established. Three such challenges that we propose to explore are environmental degradation and its impact on international relations, violence by non-state actors, and global economic inequality. Our purpose is not just to document these challenges, of course, but to examine how new forms of global ethical dialogue and interaction can lead us to effective non-violent responses to these challenges.


WED, FEB 19 • 6:30PM
Main Library Auditorium

Opening of Conference
Thomas Maloney, Director, The Barbara L, & Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, The University of Utah

Michael Hardman, Chief Global Officer, Office of Global Engagement, The University of Utah

Deen Chatterjee, Senior Fellow of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah

Opening Keynote Address, sponsored by the University of Utah's Office of Global Engagement:
“Beyond the Culture of Fear and Insecurity: International Dialogue and Peace in the 21st Century”

Jean-Marc Coicaud, (click here for full bio), Professor of Law and Global Affairs, and Director of the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University; Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council

Reception to follow

THU, FEB 20 • 8:30–11:30AM
Panel Discussions
Fort Douglas Officer's Club (map)

The entire event is free and open to the public

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200