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Peace And Conflict Discussions

Join Harris Public Policy, Rotary International, and the University of Chicago International House for the first in a three-part series on discussions around peace and conflict.

Peace in the Age of Uncertainty

The 21st century has ushered in an era of rapid and at times incomprehensible change. Citizens in communities great and small are living in a near constant state of social, political, economic and cultural upheaval. Simply put, people no longer feel safe and secure in their lives. From crime on the streets of Chicago to human rights violations in Syria and unending war in Afghanistan, people are increasingly convinced that the world is falling apart. The reality is that in many ways, the world is healthier, more prosperous and more peaceful than at any time in history. Thus we face the paradox of a world that is both turbulent and tranquil at the same time. How do we calm the unrest, spread prosperity and show that the world can be, and in fact is, a better place to live?

Please join us for Peace in the Age of Uncertainty, and hear from a panel of experts on how urban violence, domestically and abroad, is impacting our communities. The event is the first of a three-part series on issues of peace and conflict, Pathways to Peace. 

Featured Speakers:

Christoper Blattman
Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, University of Chicago and
The Pearson Institute

Anne Richard, AM'84
Former Assistant Secretary,
Population, Refugees & Migration,
U.S. Department of State
Gary Slutkin
Founder & CEO, Cure Violence
Brooke Stearns Lawson
Senior Conflict Advisor, Organized Crime,
USAID Africa Bureau


 Jerome McDonnell
Host, Worldview, WBEZ


September 27, 2017

Doors Open: 5 p.m.
Program: 5:30-7 p.m.
 University of Chicago
International House
Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street

Chicago, Illinois
 Free & open to the public.
Please RSVP by September 24.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
University of Chicago International House, Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL  
Rotary International
Registration is not Required


ROTARY/One Foundation

Rotaract Club of Chicago

Mailing Address:
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 
Meeting Reservations:
All welcome, please register in advance in CALENDAR.
(3 1 2) 8 5 7 - 3 1 6 1
Voice mail  or text message only
Virtual Office:
(3 1 2) 3 7 2 - 3 9 0 0
(not located at ULC)

Khaled Akkawi,

Michael Salamun,
rotaract president

David Phelps,
chief administrative officer

Nancy Phelps,
member services  
Nancy Ashburn,