Striving for Peace: Roots of Chage

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The two-day forum will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004. Along with the traditional mix of plenary sessions and seminars, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum will include "peace-skills" workshops and the Worldwide Service Fair.


"Striving for Peace: Roots of Change"
February 20-21, 2004

Schedule updated as of Feb. 6, 2004

10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Peace and Worldwide Service Fair – Buntrock Commons Crossroads

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Registration and check-in
1–2:30 p.m.

Opening ceremonies and first Plenary session, Skoglund Auditorium
Introduction: His Excellency Knut Vollebæk, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States

Plenary speaker: Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General 1998–2003 of the World Health Organization and former Prime Minister of Norway - "Healthy People-Healthy Planet" 
Q & A session to follow

3–4:15 p.m. and
4:30–5:45 p.m.

Peace Skills workshops–concurrent sessions
Peace Skills Workshops are restricted to students
3–4:30 p.m. Friday discussions – concurrent, once only
Discussions open to students and non-students
6–7:15 p.m.

Dinner/networking for college participants, Ballroom

7:30–8:45 p.m.

Second Plenary session, Skoglund Auditorium
Introduction: Robert Hatch, St. Olaf College Regent

Plenary panel: FINCA representatives -
Q & A session to follow

9 p.m.–midnight

Evening activities:
Performance in the Lion’s Pause -
musical guest, Speaking in Tongues
Film in Viking Theater, A Stone’s Throw Away, followed by discussion with director Line Halvorsen

7:30–8:15 a.m. Breakfast, Stav Hall
8:30–9:30 a.m. Saturday seminars – concurrent session 1
9:45–10:45 a.m. Saturday seminars – concurrent session 2
11 a.m.–noon Saturday seminars – concurrent session 3
noon–12:45 p.m. Lunch (box lunches on-site at Seminar 3 locations)
1:30–3 p.m.

Third Plenary session, Skoglund Auditorium
Introduction: The Honorable Walter F. Mondale

Plenary speaker: Jimmy Carter, 2002 Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of the United States -
Q & A session to follow

3–3:30 p.m. Ecumenical worship
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Final Plenary and Call to Action, Skoglund Auditorium
Introduction: Anantanand Rambachan, St. Olaf College Professor of Religion

Plenary speaker: Eboo Patel, founder and executive director, Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago Ill -
"Notes for a New American Song"
Q & A session to follow