A two-day conference exploring the role of identity in building and maintaining a lasting peace
The keynote speaker Saturday morning will be Fida Hussain Chang, director of distance education at Sukkur IBA in Sukkur, Pakistan. He grew up in a rural town in a southern province of Pakistan, riding his bicycle between fields of wheat, cotton, sugarcane, mangoes and bananas.
At age 18, Chang became an untrained primary school teacher, and after a few years decided to pursue studies in education. In 2014, he completed his doctorate degree in curriculum, instruction and teacher education at Michigan State University. The title of his presentation for the peacebuilding conference is "Discovering 'Them' in 'Us': The View from Pakistan."
Sessions throughout the day Saturday will appeal to different career and academic interests.
You will have the opportunity to meet and visit with members of Kansas City's organizations who have engaged in post-conflict peacebuilding in troubled areas throughout the world.
The conference is ideal for college students interested in the larger topics of:
Not-for-profit organizations will have information available for those interested in joining their efforts.