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Humanitarian Aid: Working Across Fault Lines

Contact: Michele Snipe
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NEW YORK — International terrorism experts, ambassadors, and legal and religious scholars will participate in a symposium titled “Traditions, Values and Humanitarian Action: Foundations, Fault Lines and Corrections,” on Wed., Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. The symposium, sponsored by Fordham’s Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, will explore humanitarian aid work from religious, military and governmental perspectives. Speakers will explore how torture, terrorism and other issues thwart such efforts and ways aid workers should address these injustices. Featured speakers include: Paul Wilkinson, director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland; Ambassador Francis Deng, a director of the Center for International Health and Cooperation and U.N. special representative for Internally Displaced Persons; Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Emeritus Professor of International Law and Practice at Princeton University and visiting distinguished professor at University of California, Santa Barbara; Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham; and NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will present the opening message. TIME: 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. DATE: WED., NOV. 20 PLACE: 12TH-FLOOR LOUNGE LEON LOWENSTEIN BUILDING 113. W. 6OTH STREET, NYC The Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs offers multidisciplinary training in humanitarian assistance, negotiations, human rights and humanitarian law. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University. 11/02

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