IGNOU to hold three-day international peace conference

January 10th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) along with the Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti (GSDS) and Unesco would be jointly organising a three-day international conference on “Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Peace Science” at the Raj Ghat beginning Monday.
The conference is being held in cooperation with US-based Economists for Peace and Security International, Binghamton University (State University of New York, US), and International Center for Conflict Prevention and Management, Sydney.

Eminent scholars from renowned universities from around the world, including at least four Nobel laureates, will deliberate on various theories of peace management and peace science, peace economics with a view to taking progressive and pro-poor public service policies, and rational approach to conflict management.

The inaugural address of the conference will be delivered by former governor of Tamil Nadu Bhishma Narain Singh.

According to D. Gopal, a professor of political Science in IGNOU and coordinator of Gandhian Studies programme, the international conference is likely to offer and contextualise a global platform to discuss the economic, environmental and peace issues which dog today’s society.

“It also aims to demystify popular beliefs in the ruling economic, technological and political paradigms,” he added.

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