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University lecture series: the challenge of the next decade of peace

8 February 12


Professor Paul Rogers

Commonweal Lecture - Suggesting the Possible Thursday 9 February will see the first of the University of Bradford's series of Commonwealth Lectures. Delivered by the internationally renowned Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, the lecture will start at 6.30pm, entitled Suggesting the Possible - Responding to a World Going Wrong.

Professor Rogers will discuss the main challenges facing the world today, including on the widening poverty gap and the impact of environmental limits, especially climate change.  He will argue that the next decade will be crucial in avoiding a slide towards an unstable and violent world, and that there are many positive forms of change. Taking his title from the idea that "prophecy is suggesting the possible", he will point to the wealth of ideas, projects and thinking now going on.

The lecture will seek to suggest how we might respond as individuals and communities at a time of great potential for positive social change, suggesting the potential of Peace Studies research at the University of Bradford to impact positively on the global community in trying times.

Those who are interested in attending should arrive at the John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre before 6.30pm - no advance bookings are required and the event is free to all attendees. 

8 February 12

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