President Baker participates in Nobel Peace Laureate Forum
George Fox University President Robin Baker will participate in a dialogue at a new speaker series, Nobel Peace Laureate Forum: Preventing War & Ending World Conflicts.
Featuring President F.W. de Klerk, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize recipient (pictured at right with co-winner Nelson Mandela)
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Buckley Center, University of Portland
Presented by WPI (Wholistic Peace Institute) and Jubitz (Jubitz Family Foundation) in collaboration with the George Fox Center for Peace and Justice's Woolman Forum
“Where the Leadership Will Come From to End the Korean War & Solve the Israeli Palestinian Conflict.”
President de Klerk will dialogue with President Robin Baker, George Fox University; President Charles Schlimpert, Concordia University; and Father Jim Lies, director, Garaventa Ethics Center, University of Portland. Gary Spanovich of WPI will moderate.
Cost: Free for full-time college students & faculty; $10 for all else
Tickets: Mail check to WPI Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St., Portland, OR 97211; R.S.V.P. by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
About de Klerk
In December 1989, de Klerk met with the imprisoned leader of the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela. On Feb. 2, 1990, de Klerk lifted the ban on the ANC, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). On Feb. 11 that same year, Mandela was released. Negotiations with Mandela and other party leaders were held for the peaceful end of apartheid and transition to democratic rule. In 1993, De Klerk and Mandela were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts at reform in South Africa.
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