L'éducation pour la paix est-elle de la responsabilité de l'école ?

Pr Michel Sasseville, Laval University, Quebec & Dr Naasson Munyandamutsa, Interpeace, Genève

November 26th, 2014
free entry

Auditorium, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

Is Education for Peace a responsibility of the school ?

Michel Sasseville prepares today's children to become tomorrow's adults who are involved in the building of democracy. Indeed, the development of critical thinking is fundamental in a democracy that is based on the right to express personal ideas, even if they are minority beliefs, and exchange opinions in a public forum for discussion. Learning to think independently at school later guarantees freedom of thought and sound judgement.

Naasson Munyandamutsa works actively in areas filled with conflict in developing and weakened democracies. It is his mission to enable everyone to speak out once more, to construct peace by enhancing the capacities of societies to overcome deep divisions and to solve conflicts in a non-violent way. The aim is not to eliminate the conflicts but rather to prevent them degenerating into negative, that is to say violent, conflicts. His role is to facilitate and monitor dialogue between local leaders who manage their own projects with the goal of building a fair and lasting peace.

Mr. Munyandamutsa and Mr. Sasseville did not know each other and yet, in different parts of the world, they were both actively promoting civil liberties in complementary ways.

Each speaker will speak for 40 minutes, then answer questions from the public for 30 minutes each.

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