Lecture: Forgiveness as a Pathway in the Journey of Peace with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

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Seventh Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice:
Forgiveness as a Pathway in the Journey of Peace
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

Date: Monday, November 2, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Manitoba Room, University Centre – 2nd Floor

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Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH, is a Gazan physician who is a passionate and eloquent proponent of peace between Palestinians and Israelis. He has devoted his life to medicine and the search for reconciliation in the Middle East.

Tragically, on January 16th, Dr. Abuelaish lost three of his daughters and a niece when Israeli tank shells shattered his house in the Jabalia camp. In the face of this horrific personal tragedy, Dr. Abuelaish has continued to advocate for peace and harmonious coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis. An international foundation, inspired by Dr. Abuelaish’s vision and commitment to peace and reconciliation, is being created, with headquarters in Toronto and the Gaza Strip to nurture leadership among women and girls in Gaza and the Middle East in the fields of education and health.

Educated at Harvard, Dr. Abuelaish is currently associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Abuelaish is a nominee for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Presented by:
The Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba is dedicated to education, research, and outreach in the areas of peace and conflict studies, and social justice. The University of Manitoba’s Ph.D. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies is housed at the Mauro Centre.

Sponsored by:
Richardson Foundation Inc.

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