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Rotary holds peace conference at USF
By Arleen Spenceley, Times Staff Writer
Published February 16, 2008
TAMPA - Local Rotarians will hold their first World Peace Symposium at the University of South Florida on Feb. 23.
The conference is intended to promote world peace and, more specifically, draw potential participants for Rotary's World Peace Fellows Program.
Topics include the effects of conflict, global health and education. Speakers include Walter Andrusyszyn, former director of the National Security Council for Northern and Eastern European Affairs; and Roger Ernst, who worked on the Allied Control Council in Berlin.
The Rotary-sponsored master's degree program offers studies in peace, conflict resolution and international relations at university-based centers in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Berkeley, Calif.; West Yorkshire, England; Tokyo; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brisbane, Australia.
"At the end of the symposium, I hope guests understand how they can work toward lasting peace," said Susan George, a conference organizer.
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The conference is from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 in the TECO room at USF's College of Education. Cost is $25 for Rotary members and non-members, and $10 for Rotary members and students. Members can register online at www.dacdb.com and non-members can make checks payable to Rotary District 6890 and send them to Susan George, World Peace Symposium, 12817 Pacifica Place, Tampa FL 33625. Registration deadline is Feb. 18. For more information, call (813) 293-7078.