Columbia College professor, Dr. Silverstein on "Teaching a Culture of Peace"

When: Thu., June 4, 7:15 p.m. 2009

The SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center will inaugurate its quarterly Distinguished Speaker's Series on Thursday, June 4, 2009, with a free lecture by Dr. Louis Silverstein. Dr. Silverstein, who is a popular and distinguished professor of history and peace studies at Columbia College, will lecture on "Teaching a Culture of Peace." The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to engage people in a dialogue on the values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and inspire creative energy toward the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Each of these lectures will cover one or more of the eight action areas as defined by the 1999 United Nations Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace. The lecture on June 4th, begins at 7:15pm and will be held at the SGI-USA Chicago headquarters, located at 1455 S Wabash in the South Loop. SGI-USA Chicago, is an American lay Buddhist Association that promotes peace, culture, and education. Free parking is available. For more information call 312-913-1211.

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