Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sudan Speaker

January 31th at noon in 2A.

Judy Bernstein is one of the co-authors of They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, the true story of three boys under the age of seven who were forced to flee their war-ravaged village. Traveling over one thousand miles across Sudan, Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak sought relief in refugee camps and eventually immigrated to the United States. Bernstein met the three young men during her work for the San Diego chapter of the International Rescue Committee. Inspired by their tragic childhoods and epic tales of survival, Bernstein set out to help the three tell their story. The resulting memoir, They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, has been hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the most riveting stories ever told of African childhoods – and a stirring tale of courage."

Brett Barley

Saturday, January 20, 2007

War Debate

War Power Debate: Architect of the Patriot Act, John Yoo, and USD Law Professor Michael D. Ramsey Debate About the War on Terror

The School of Law’s Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism will welcome John Yoo, professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and architect of the Patriot Act, for a debate about the War on Terror. Yoo will go head-to-head with USD School of Law Professor Mike Ramsey on issues of war power such as the authority to launch pre-emptive attacks abroad and conducting surveillance without a warrant.

When: Monday, February 12, 2007, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on the USD Campus

Brett Barley

New Addition to Schedule

One more event was scheduled at the IPJ. It is on the 22nd of this month at 5:30 p.m. The speaker is John Prendergast. He is a senior advisor to the International Crisis Group and worked in the Clinton Administration. He has written numerous articles and has an upcomming book comming out with Don Cheadle. He recently made a trip to the Congo with Angelina Joli. Should be an interesting guy. Hope you can come.

Brett Barley

Spring Schedule

This is the schedule for speakers at the Joan B. Krok Institute for Peace & Justice. I will be attending most if not all of the speaking events. In the fall we met outside the IPJ (by the fountain) and sat together in the theater. That seemed to work well. Hope to see you there!

February 15, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., IPJ Rooms H-I.
IPJ Film Series: "Searching for Peace in the Middle East"

Monday, March 12 - 7:00 p.m., IPJ Theatre
IPJ Film Series: "A Force More Powerful: The Way of Dr. King & Gandhi."

Thursday, March 22 - 7:00 pm, IPJ Theatre
IPJ Special Event: “A Land Twice Promised.”
Renowned storytelling performer Noa Baum performs, based on her heartfelt dialogue as an Israeli with a Palestinian women while living in the United States.

Thursday, March 29 - 7:00 p.m., IPJ Theatre
IPJ Film Series presents, “Reversing the Ripples of War.”

For more detail on the event you can check out IPJ's website http://peace.sandiego.edu/

Brett Barley