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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 10 | Aug. 1 , 2002

Piper and Axworthy to Host Citizenship Conference

As the first anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, UBC President Martha Piper will host a public conference on Global Citizenship on Sept. 4-5 to address how UBC and other universities should respond to the world events that occurred on and after that day.

Lloyd Axworthy, director and CEO of UBC's Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, will co-host the event. Janice Gross Stein, who is the director of the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Harrowston Professor of Conflict Management and a leading authority on international security issues, will give the keynote address on the evening of Wed. Sept. 4 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Chan Centre.

President Piper, a strong advocate of global awareness in higher education, initiated the conference following the events of last September, which she felt made it more important than ever to address the international learning objectives contained in Trek 2000, the University's vision statement.

Issues to be explored include world sustainability, the effects of cultural and media lenses in the creation of meaning, global inequalities, and the meaning of democracy to people of different cultures.

Conference registration fees are $10 for students and $15 for non-students. For more information contact 604-683-7718 or visit www.vpacademic.ubc.ca/globalcitizenconf.


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